hello, i’m crystal! join me in my tales as an indo-loving-jesus-following-anime watching nerd/minimalist/healthy-eater/…human? i’m here to make friends and be a friend, so…hi friend! since we’re now official best buddies, here are some basic facts you’ll have to know about me. first off, i live in america but i’m obsessed with india. i plan on moving there […]
i am one of the lucky few who has claim of citizenship in multiple countries:UK and US. when i was little i kinda always knew i had some sort of access to the UK but didn’t know how to get it or if i ever wanted it. now that i’m older and have become the travel-obsessed, culturally infatuated human that i am, i certainly want dual-citizenship!
the thought of living or working in the UK is a little scary though. i’ve imagined myself leaving my hometown with a one-way ticket to india for as long as i can remember, but never imagined myself in a small english town. i’ve been preparing for loud, hot and colourful not damp, quaint and quiet. the media only seems to show england as posh and fancy london, but my family is from pudsey! you have to travel a town over for the nearest hospital or airport, oh but don’t worry, there’s a lovely bus station running three days a week. three days a week?! and with this i realized i have no idea what it’s like to live in a small town…or that a bus station could only run three days a week.
now i certainly don’t have any plans on moving to england any time soon, but with this whole citizenship thing i’ve been thinking about it a lot recently.
because i was born in america, claiming my UK citizenship and passport takes a hot minute and a lot of paperwork(well twenty pages…but twenty pages of utter confusion). and i think it’s something to talk about!(especially since i’m not done yet and i could use some help)
i admit, this might be a little boring to hear but if anyone else is in my situation i’m sure it will be appreciated! DISCLAIMER: this form confuses me entirely, so hopefully i’m filling it out right but who knows!
my father was from west yorkshire and moved to america when he was a kid, so he was a british citizen by birth. my mother is american and they weren’t married when i was born. i qualify for citizenship by descendants through my father.
SECTIONS OF UKF
- Personal Info.
- Biometric Details
STRESS STRESS STRESS
Personal Info., declaration and consent: easy! Yet…i’m still terrible stressed about absolutely everything. Half of this comes from living in the US and not understanding that “postcode” = zipcode, what a “biometric” is or if my bank transfers to euros. also, the form clearly expects you to be living in the UK. where am i supposed to find a non-relative UK passport holder!?!?
i’m working on my paperwork, but i plan to write here about all the decisions i make in the process and my experience with the UK government!