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Child benefit

Discussion in 'Money Matters' started by taffy apple, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. taffy apple
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    taffy apple New Member

    Hi,, your advice would be greatly appreciated,,, I am living and working in the UK whilst my one year old Son, a UK passport holder (though born in the Philippines) resides in the Philippines with his Mum (my wife). Am i entitled to claim UK child benefit for him? Thank you in advance for your help.
  2. alfie
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    alfie Active Member

    In a nutshell.....no.
  3. taffy apple
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    taffy apple New Member

    Thanks Alfie, i thought i'd check as i know lots of Poles etc who do,, guess thats just cos they reside in EU
  4. alfie
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    alfie Active Member

    Yep, once you are outside of the EU the government doesn't give a rats about its citizens.
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  5. graham59
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    graham59 Well-Known Member

    Hi taffy.

    I'd really appreciate it if you could give any tips on the passport application for your son... as I'm about to attempt the process. Specifically... which documents need to be originals (my passport ?) and which can be copies ? It's as clear as mud on the passport office site. I'm his British dad and he's also living in the Phils with his mum. She and I were married in the Phils, and the baby was born there. I'm named on the birth cert... plus we have the affidavit declaring me as dad etc.
  6. HaloHalo
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    HaloHalo Administrator Staff Member

    They wouldn't give a rats inside the EU too if they weren't obliged by Brussels me thinks.
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  7. taffy apple
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    Hi Brother, you need all, the usual certs i.e birth, marriage certs of you all (original),,as many photos as you have of you altogether, all the birth records, pre and post natal and a Cenomar 5 from the NSO stating that your wife is married to you,, as well as the NSO registration form of your son,, full copies of both your passports and most importantly evidence that you were both together during the babies conception, eg flight evidence of you being in the same country,,, let me know if you need any other info, good luck
  8. graham59
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    Just what I needed to know. I have all that except for the Cenomar 5... which I'll ask my wife to get hold of. Many thanks . :like:
  9. bigmac
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    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    i'm sure a few photos would go down well
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  10. graham59
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    Yes, plenty of photos... and videos, all with the date taken, in the file details. :like:
    I always keep my old boarding card stubs and electronic ticket print-outs too, hotel receipts, etc, for all my trips. :)
  11. taffy apple
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    taffy apple New Member

    Just remembered they also wrote back and asked for proof of where my wife was living,, got them a Barangay clearance certificate, at minimum cost,,,,
  12. oss
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    oss Banned myself as best i can

    Yeah not a hope, my kids live in the Phils and if I could claim I would be doing so, my daughter is nearly 8 years old and has a British passport my son is older but was born before the rule change that allowed my daughter to get her citizenship ad passport.
  13. graham59
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    Thanks. I'll make a note of that. :like:
  14. alfie
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    alfie Active Member

    Have you managed to acquire a British passport for your son?
    I know they changed the rules last year but there were problems.
  15. oss
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    oss Banned myself as best i can

    No, the rule change I am talking about was in July 2006, James was born in 2005 and Janna was born in 2008, so he missed the chance, we would have to apply to the home office and Ana and I are still not married which was one of the requirements.

    Children born after 1st July 2006 were automatically British if the father was British, prior to that only the mother could pass on her citizenship.
  16. deanobeano
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    my step-son was born in 2009 and his real father is british and lived in the phils for last 10 years but they was never married and never rgeistered his birth at the embassy, so would my stepson still be british or not has he was not registered.
  17. graham59
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    I would suggest that your stepson is automatically British... under the post 2006 rules (providing supporting documents can be supplied). Have a look on the Passport Office website. It lists the rules on this subject.
  18. deanobeano
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    Thanks for that Graham59, my wife has all the documents and photos at birth with son and his real father, i was going to wait till they come to uk then do it then.
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  19. alfie
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    alfie Active Member

    I am aware of the July 2006 rule, as my children fell under the same category, at a certain point in their life's.

    As far as know they changed the rules again in 2015 to allow these children to apply for citizenship.

    Would the following not apply to your son?

    As of 6 April 2015 onwards, a child born before 1 July 2006 to an unmarried father who was a British citizen at the time of the child’s birth will be able to apply for British citizenship. This change is provided for by the enactment of section 65 of the Immigration Act 2014 (IA 2014) and it will effectively end the gender discrimination of the British Nationality Act 1981 (BNA 1981).

    https://www.kingsleynapley.co.uk/ne...-introduced-to-the-british-nationality-regime
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  20. oss
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    oss Banned myself as best i can

    Wow :) I was unaware of this change.
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