My husband and I are both French citizens (E.U) and have lived in the UK for 6-7 years from 2008 until 2014. our daughter was born in the UK in 2011. Therefore, we had not been living in the UK for 5 years prior to her birth.
Would she be eligible for British Citizenship even if we left the UK over 3 years ago and are now French residents?
We are planning to go back and live in the UK so we think it will be a privilege if she can have the British citizenship.
I called the Immigration home office and they said over the phone that she was eligible. I have prepared the application and it is ready to be sent. But I still have doubts since we aren’t currently residents in the UK.
I’m afraid if she gets a refusal for the British citizenship that it might affect her later in her life if she decides to apply for it when she grows up.