Applying for your child to be registered as a British citizen via the MN1 form? 

Years of experience successfully helping clients to register their child as a British citizens

At 8Bella UK Limited, we specialise in helping our clients to secure their children’s British Citizenship through MN1 registration, the first-time they apply. Since 2007, we have registered over 2,000 children as British Citizens. We demonstrate our confidence in successfully getting your child’s registration as British approved, by offering our full-service clients a No-Win, No-Fee guarantee.

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    The UK’s Most Trusted British Citizenship Consultancy

    With over 12 years’ experience and more than 4,000 UK naturalisation approvals secured, we have steadily built 8Bella UK Limited’s reputation as one of the most trusted immigration consultancies in the world. As you can see from our Trustpilot reviews, we have an industry-leading reputation for always securing British Citizenship approvals, while providing our clients with a five-star service.

    Welcome to 8Bella UK Limited’s MN1 Registering a child as a British Citizen Information Centre. 

    We have dedicated the past decade to help our clients register their children as British citizens. Using the knowledge and experience we have obtained during this time, we have created this MN1 Form Information Centre to provide you with comprehensive information you need to get started. 

    We recommend that you bookmark this page, after reading through the information below, to find the information page again quickly. Should you want our expert assistance or guidance at any time, call us to speak to one of our MN1 Registration Experts and have your child’s case assessed for free. Alternatively, request a call-back on this page, and have one of our experts call you instead. 

    Get a sense of the five-star service and results we have provided for our past clients by checking out our reviews on Should you choose 8Bella UK Limited to act as your legal representative, rest assured we will provide a professional service that lives up to our online reputation, and is as stress-free and straightforward as possible for you. 

    Before your first consultation, take the time to read through the information below as we address the most frequently asked questions. We hope to demonstrate our expertise in registering your child as a British citizen, even before having a conversation with you. We look forward to helping you with the process of registering your child as British.


    Making an MN1 form application to register your child as British

    This MN1 form application can be made by children less than 18 years of age to be registered as British citizens. You should note that once your child becomes 18 years of age they will need to apply for Naturalisation instead of being registered as British (via the MN1 application). For more information about the naturalisation process, please read through our British Citizenship page.

    Here to assist you in securing your child’s British citizenship

    As you may be aware by now, this is just a simple overview to assist you in assessing whether you may be able to apply to register your child as a British citizen, as the British citizenship rules are exceptionally complicated by design.

    Take advantage of our initial 15-minute free assessment by requesting a call back from a British Citizenship Expert. We can assess your child’s specific situation against all the rules and requirements to ensure you will be able to secure your child British citizenship.

    For a child to be registered as a British citizen, they will be eligible under the following circumstances:

    • The child was born in the UK to a parent or parents that have subsequently secured Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR), or EEA Permanent Residence, or Settled Status as a European national
    • the child has had another form of British nationality
    • the child was born before 1st January 1983 to a British mother
    • the child was born to a British father even if he was not married to the child’s mother
    • the child was born in the UK on or after 1 January 1983 and one of the parents was either British or holding an Indefinite Leave to Remain/Permanent Residence Visa at the time
    • the child is under 18 and does not fit into the other categories
    • the child has a connection with Gibraltar or Hong Kong
    • the child is stateless

    There are also other eligibility rules for each category:

    We can assist you in making in an application using form MN1 guidance if you are applying for your child to become British under one of the following sections:

    Section 1 (3) – birth in the UK to parents who are now settled in the UK or have become British citizens.

    Section 1 (3A) – birth in the UK to parents who have joined the British armed forces.

    Section 3 (1) – a child whose parents are applying for British citizenship at the same time.

    Section 3 (2) – birth abroad to parents who are British by descent and have lived in the UK or a British overseas territory.

    Section 3 (5) – birth abroad to parents who are British by descent but are now living in the UK or a British overseas territory.

    Section 3 (1) – children adopted abroad by British citizen parents.

    Section 3 (1) – children whose parents had renounced and subsequently resumed British citizenship.

    Section 4D – birth abroad to parents serving in the armed forces.

    How much will it cost to apply for your child’s MN1 registration?

    The government fee (or you could call it application fee) is currently £1,012 per child and you should note that if the child turns 18 years old during the process, you will be charged an additional £80 fee for the British citizenship ceremony that they would need to attend to be issued with their naturalisation certificate. For more information about the ceremony process, please read our British Citizenship visa page. Please note that children under 18 years of age are not required to attend a ceremony and their registration as British certificates will be sent to us by post.

    How to apply and Biometric Enrolment 

    We will be applying online as the UKVI’s applciation process is now fully digital, and the current processing time is around 8-10 weeks (but it can take anything up to 6 months, so be warned). Please note that since April 2015, the Home Office has introduced a new Biometric requirement for all form MN1 guidance applications.

    One of the reasons why the processing time is so slow is the UKVI’s biometric enrolment element of the process. As a part of the application process you will be required to enrol your child’s biometrics details for the purpose of identity verification. This is done once we submit the online application to the Home Office and we will secure your child’s Biometric appointment for you as part of the submission process.

    Please note that your child’s application will be rejected if you do not enrol their biometrics as instructed. There will be additional coast of around £19.20 that you will need to pay as part of the government fees to complete the Biometric process (e.g. £1,012 for the government fee & £19.20 for biometrics = £1,031.20). You may also have to pay between £100 – £200 per applicant to secure a Biometric appointment at the Biometric Centre nearest to where you live.

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    Why choose us

    It’s quite simple, really. We love what we do, and we offer our client’s a service second-to-none. Not everyone can say they make a difference in people’s lives, but we are fortunate enough to be able to assist our clients in securing their future in the UK, and we cannot wait to see the look on your face when we secure your UK Visa or British Citizenship approval. Established in 2007, we’ve worked tirelessly to build our company into one of the world’s most trusted UK Visa immigration consultancies. Our success is simple. Our previous clients putting their faith in us and our unwavering determination to ensure we never let a client down.