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  1. Thanks all. Yes it seems a passport should prove his citizenship given we’re born in the UK. It’s confusing because the Hong Kongers you refer to actually are also ‘British Overseas Citizens’ rather than ‘nationals’, whatever that means, but can’t reside or work in the UK. This page was helpful as well: https://www.gov.uk/types-of-british-nationality
  2. I have read the gov.uk extensively, it’s not really clear. I could probably just get him a passport, but as I say I’m not sure if that would give him full citizenship rights. As I say I’ve never really had to look into this. But it seems it’s a legally unclear area and I just want to be sure. From another site: All British nationals are eligible to be issued with UK passports. However, only British citizens have the automatic right to live and work in the UK. It’s also unclear to me what the difference between nationality and citizenship is despite having researched it a bit.
  3. Also according to this he must be registered as a citizen to qualify for a passport: A child must be registered as a British citizen before they can apply for a British passport. They must also be registered before they can enter the country. Registering as a British Citizen for a child born abroad can be done at any time before the child turns 18. https://iasservices.org.uk/british-citizenship-for-child-born-abroad/
  4. This whole thing is very confusing. It's a good question. The question of British nationality vs citizenship vs passport holders is complex and legally cloudy according to what I've read. I'm concerned he won't have access to full civic rights unless I properly register him. I'm conscious of the awful Windrush scandal and lots of people who are having to prove their citizenship even when they clearly qualify. I'd rather just get it out of the way.
  5. Hi there! I've recently had a new baby. He was born here in Australia. My wife and I are looking into registering him as a British citizen. We are both British citizens by birth and permanent residents here. I've read the guidance on gov.uk and it is clear that he qualifies. What I can't find any information on is how specifically to apply. I have found this page here which is as close as it gets: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/form-ns-guidance It covers eligibility and what happens after application, and states that documents need to be provided to prove eligibility. It doesn't say where these should be sent or in what format though. I rang the consulate here but they won't pick up the phone. If anyone has done this before any help would be really appreciated!
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    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    hi there! I'm just applying for the TRT 186 and a little confused by this section of the form: Add It's unclear whether you are expected to provide every address that you lived at or just the last one. The form asks for an address and to and from dates. And there is an option to add another row. Can anyone offer advice? Thanks!
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    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Hi there - my nomination has recently been submitted for TRT stream by my employer. My employer is new to the process, as am I obviously, and would like to manage the next stage of the application process in-house without an agent. I would be keen to take the next stage on myself, so that I can prioritise it and submit as quickly as possible. Can anyone advise the usual procedure in this circumstance? Particularly in regards of whether it would be more appropriate for the employer or the applicant themselves to submit and manage the application? Thanks!
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    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Hi there, I'm about to lodge an application having had my nomination submitted by my employer. I'm wondering if anyone would have a good recommendation for an affordable agent? Or strong views on whether an agent is necessary? Many thanks!
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    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    @millski88 Ah right. Yes that makes sense. I'm not sure why I assumed they would be necessary! One more question if you wouldn't mind: did you apply immediately once you're employer had submitted your nomination? Or did you wait for nomination approval?
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    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    @millski88 thanks for the advice. So with the certified docs - for example the past employment references date from 2016, as do the certifications. I was thinking I could just do a new certification but really hope I don't have to chase up the employment references all over again with a more recent date. Would you know anything about that?
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    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Hi there, a couple of newb questions which I'd really appreciate help with! For the TRT stream do you know if the documents to be provided have a shelf life in terms of validity? I have basically all of the required docs from my 457 but am really hoping I don't have to get them all again? Perhaps I could just have them re-certified by a justice of the peace to 'refresh' them? Secondly, the skilled position that I came in on in terms of my 457 is no longer on the new sub-class list. I don't believe this is an issue and that it will be grandfathered as per the previous pathway? If someone could confirm that would be much appreciated. Cheers!
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    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    It looks like from that spreadsheet waiting time average is down to about a month at the moment?! That seems incredible if so.