Duel passport holder, Irish & English

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Non-financial Questions' started by lyonsie, Mar 1, 2017.

  1. lyonsie

    lyonsie Frequent Poster

    My husband was born in London in 1960. He has lived in Ireland for most of his life and holds an Irish Passport. He is toying with the idea of applying for an English passport with the upcoming Brexit divide and we are wondering if I (being his wife), can apply for one also.
  2. suzie

    suzie Frequent Poster

    Last edited: Mar 1, 2017
  3. delfio

    delfio Frequent Poster

    Why out of interest would he be interested in getting an English passport at age 60?
  4. mathepac

    mathepac Frequent Poster

    On the contrary, it looks to me as if OP's husband has automatic entitlement to a British passport / citizenship, the lot

    "If you were born in the UK or a British colony before 1 January 1983

    You became a British citizen on 1 January 1983 if both of the following apply:
    • you were a citizen of the UK and Colonies (CUKC) on 31 December 1982
    • you had the ‘right of abode’ in the UK
    This includes people who were born in a British colony and had the ‘right of abode’ in the UK.

    It also includes people who:
    • were born in the UK
    • have been naturalised in the UK
    • had registered as a citizen of the UK and Colonies (CUKC)
    • could prove legitimate descent from a father to whom one of these applies"
  5. suzie

    suzie Frequent Poster

    My understanding is the husband can get the passport but I dont see where that allows the wife (I'm assuming is Irish) to get a UK passport.

    Happy to be proved wrong..

  6. Seagull

    Seagull Frequent Poster

    You can only get a UK passport through marriage if you are resident in the UK.