If you or your spouse is a British citizen by descent, but neither of you is a citizen otherwise than by descent and:
- your child was born outside the UK or,
- on or after 21 May 2002, outside the UK and outside the qualifying territories
the child will not be a British citizen at birth unless you are, or your husband or your wife is, a British citizen in one of the types of service listed at the end of this section. Your child will need to be registered as a British Citizen if the conditions for registration are met.
See registration section on this website.