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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentImmigration · 10 years ago

Is there anything to stop my pregnant wife travelling to UK on tourist visa?

Is there anything to stop my pregnant wife travelling to UK on tourist visa?

if child born in uk is he uk citizen? do i have right to live in uk?

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  • Maggie
    Lv 7
    10 years ago
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    Unless either you or your wife is a British citizen, your child cannot be a British citizen even if it is born in the UK. British citizenship is not granted as a result of being born in the UK, but as a result of at least one the parents being British citizens.

    Even if one of the parents is a British citizen, and therefore able to pass on their British citizenship to the child, there are no parental rights available to the non EEA national parent to live in the UK.

    If your wife is pregnant, the immigration authorities may refuse her leave to enter unless she has a medical visitors visa and has proven to the authorities that adequate arrangements have been made for her to have the baby privately while in the UK.

    If she attempts to deliver the baby on the NHS, she will not have been referred to a hospital through the NHS system by her registered GP in the UK and therefore she will be billed for the process. She can expect to pay between £3,000 and £15,000 depending on the ease of birth and level of ongoing care required.

    Even if one of you is a British citizen, unless you are returning to live in the UK permanently you cannot access the NHS for anything other than emergency healthcare. Even UK citizens must be residents here to qualify for free NHS healthcare.

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  • 10 years ago

    The airline could prevent her from flying, they won't want to take the risk of carrying a heavily pregnant woman

    No, birth in the UK will not entitle the child to British citizenship - a child can only British citizenship at birth, if the parent(s) are British or considered to be permanently settled in the UK, otherwise the child must take the nationality of the parents.

    If an airline will carry your wife & she does need to give birth in the UK, the NHS will not refuse her treatment but you will be expected to pay for her stay in hospital.

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  • 10 years ago

    Yes, immigration. If they suspect she is entering to get free medical care, or to remain, or claim any benefit, or just have the kid in UK, they will stop her from entering. No, your kid has a right to citizenship in your country of citizenship no matter where it is born. You, on the other hand, derive no "rights" whatsoever by virtue of procreation.

    Save the price of a plane ticket, etc, and skip the trip. It is expensive, embarrassing, and humiliating to be turned away at the border/immigration desk. Everybody will know what you and/or your wife is up to.

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  • 10 years ago

    if she is english then the baby would be able to claim uk citizenship regardless of where the baby is born........as for actually being able to travel that would depend on how far gone she is and if the the airlines permitted her to fly along with her being allowed into the country IF they think she has just flown in to get a free birth, she would still have to get entry once there.

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  • JOHN G
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    Unless you have or can get medical insurance you are looking at a bill of around $12,000 - you cannot expect to use the UK health service for free

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Hopefully a large immigration man,will prevent your wife coming here,unless she can prove that she has either insurance or cash,to cover the medical expenses.

    You,your wife or child will have no rights to live here.

    (that gave me great pleasure writing that)

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  • 10 years ago

    Nothing to stop her, but your child will not be a UK citizen.

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    You can nail her feet to the floor or you can simply not worry about it because it doesn't matter.

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    trying something that you can no longer do ...

    probably would not let her enter anyway

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