Hi I am just about to submit a Registration as a British citizen for a child application. The child is 17 and attending a sixth form college. She is originally from the Philippines but has been very unhappy since arriving here a few years ago and has been contemplating returning to the Philippines. Hence she has had only about half attendance at college this school year. In all probability, she will likely remain in the UK in the future even if she does go back to the Philippines for a trial period. What I am wondering is if the Home Office check school/college attendance for registration applications? If so I am wondering whether her light attendance could go against her or even be an indication that she does not consider her future to lie in the UK? Any views would be appreciated.
Thanks a lot for that Vinny. Comprehensive as ever! That’s reassuring. Even if there was a risk, I think it would probably be worth taking in the client’s case as (due to the adult residence requirements) she will lose the chance of getting Citizenship any time soon when she turns 18, and may never be able to qualify if she does in fact begin to spend long periods of time in the Phillippines. Better to get BC now and have all options available for the future.
PS I did write an email to FM and mentioned about the multiple link issue so hopefully that will get fixed sometime. Looks like you’re getting around it for the time being with multiple (single link) posts ;)