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Babies of Polish couples born in England


starchild 2 | 120  
15 Jan 2008 /  #1
Sorry in advance if there has already been a topic on this! I have searched but couldn't find anything...

I have been wondering if a Polish couple, who live in England permanently but have Polish passports, have a baby in England and they raise the baby here (lets say the baby never lives in Poland, just only in the UK) what Passport will the baby have?

Will the baby be a British citizen or Polish?

I have asked a few other people this and no-one I know is sure, so I hope its not a totally dumb question!
telefonitika  
15 Jan 2008 /  #2
British citizen or Polish?

i believe they are entitled to both as the baby has polish citizenship automatically as born to polish parents (so long as the polish parents dont surrend their polish citizenships) but you'd need to speak to embassy about this :D
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
15 Jan 2008 /  #3
Sorry in advance if there has already been a topic on this! I have searched but couldn't find anything...

This probably fits the rules for Naturalization... 6yrs

Google: british citizenship requirements... and see what comes up.

The baby would be able to travel on a Polish passport and still claim British nationality... up to a certain point... I think.
Michal - | 1,865  
15 Jan 2008 /  #4
I would imagine that if the baby was born here it would be registered and receive a British birth certificate. I would therefore imagine that the child could later apply for a British passport. Now that Poland is in the E.U there is little difference anyway. One big reason why I was always against British membership of the Common Market all those years ago.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
15 Jan 2008 /  #5
Michal, just wondering, have u ever heard of Alan Bast*rd? The New Statesman, hehehe
OP starchild 2 | 120  
15 Jan 2008 /  #6
Thanks telefonitika and Wroclaw :-)
noimmigration  
15 Jan 2008 /  #7
just being born in britain does not qualify you for a british passport. the parents HAVE to be british citizens.

eww can you imagine an eastern european slav masqeurading is a brit
miranda  
15 Jan 2008 /  #8
eww can you imagine an eastern european slav masqeurading is a brit

and the other way around?

you are not planning your future working in imigration, are you?
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
15 Jan 2008 /  #9
just being born in britain does not qualify you for a british passport

err yes it does.
Mister H 11 | 761  
15 Jan 2008 /  #10
Michal, just wondering, have u ever heard of Alan Bast*rd? The New Statesman, hehehe

For every Michal who posts on a forum like he does here, there are 100s who keep their views to themselves.

That might be more polite, but it doesn't mean that the silent majority aren't about to bust a blood vessel I'm afraid.

On the passport situation, do the Polish want their children to be born here and to have British passport ?

Does having pride in their country mean nothing ?
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
15 Jan 2008 /  #11
eww can you imagine an eastern european slav masqeurading is a brit

and you are a pathetic, illiterate idiot who masquerades as the voice of "real" Britain. there would be no Britain today if all Brits were as stupid and narrow minded as yourself.
miranda  
15 Jan 2008 /  #12
Does having pride in their country mean nothing ?

no, British and Canadian passports are on eof the most seeked in the world still:), so don't feed us with the "pride" argument.
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
15 Jan 2008 /  #13
you can still have a Polish passport if at least one of your parents is a Polish citizen, can't you? you can have a double citizenship.
Mister H 11 | 761  
15 Jan 2008 /  #14
no, British and Canadian passports are on eof the most seeked in the world still:), so don't feed us with the "pride" argument.

So by that I take it that you mean that the average Polish parent can't wait to ditch their country and have their kids born here and brought up as British citizens with British passports ?
miranda  
15 Jan 2008 /  #15
You would have to ask the Polish parents, not me.
Besides, those babies would also have Polish citizenship.
I am not saying it is right or wrong, I am just statig the fact you are possibly trying to deny.
osiol 55 | 3,922  
15 Jan 2008 /  #16
Have pride in your country - keep lions.

Sorry! That should be:

Have a pride in your country - keep lions.
inkrakow  
15 Jan 2008 /  #17
They change the rules a while ago so being born in the UK doesn't automatically qualify you for a British passport. Now I understand that the baby takes on the mother's nationality.
OP starchild 2 | 120  
15 Jan 2008 /  #18
Aha... a post back on topic!

I was doubtful that being born here was enough, on its own, to get you a British passport, but I just wanted to know for sure. Not because it matters whether the baby in question has a British or a Polish passport, the parents aren't worried either way. I just wanted to know out of interest.

PS Nice to see you back on the forum JustysiaS telling the trolls where they can go! :-)
isthatu 3 | 1,164  
15 Jan 2008 /  #19
ITS A BABY, ANY LOWLIFE USING A BABY TO FURTHER AN ANTI IMIGRATION STANCE IS A TURD AND ,I HOPE STERILE.
Is the baby healthy,is mum happy,do mum and dad get enough sleep. Thats all that matters here...........
OP starchild 2 | 120  
15 Jan 2008 /  #20
Agreed.

The baby is perfection personified by the way!
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
15 Jan 2008 /  #21
PS Nice to see you back on the forum JustysiaS telling the trolls where they can go! :-)

it would be nice to see them go, actually ;). nice to see you too Starchild. i went away to Poland and Scotland for quite a long time, but now im back and ready to rumble ha ha
Michal - | 1,865  
15 Jan 2008 /  #22
ain. there would be no Britain today if all

Sadly, there is no Britain today. And incidentely, in Poland they maintain their social cohesion through a strange mixture of the Roman Catholic Church and legislation which means that all foreigners in Poland are always reminded that they are simply 'guests'.
isthatu 3 | 1,164  
15 Jan 2008 /  #23
Sadly, there is no Britain today

HELP,THROW ME A LIFE BELT,I CANT SWIM !!!!!!!! where's "it" gone then? It was there last time I looked out the window!
Michal - | 1,865  
15 Jan 2008 /  #24
The island is here but has sadly changed since the 1960's.
isthatu 3 | 1,164  
15 Jan 2008 /  #25
changed since the 1960's.

I should hope so too,but atleast the mini skirt is still in fasion. All countries change,if they dont they become international laughing stocks as backward nations. Somethings Im sure were far better in the 1960s but taken as a whole I know which time Id rather be in.

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