My daughter was born this year in South Africa. I'm a British citizen with British passport and permanent residency in the UK. My partner is South African and we are in the process of getting her a British passport which I don't see her having a problem getting.

The problem is that it is taking so long to get my South African girlfriend's unabridged birth certificate from Home Affairs which we need for my daughter's passport application. We want to travel to the UK in 8 weeks.

Is it acceptable for us to apply for a UK visa for my daughter on her South African passport, as I don't think her British passport will be processed in time for our departure? I'm not sure if UK immigration will insist on a British passport for my daughter to enter the UK as she is entitled to a UK passport.

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    IIRC the visa application will throw you back out as soon as you state that the person is a British citizen. – Michael Hampton Oct 30 '18 at 0:24
  • Related: travel.stackexchange.com/questions/7043/… – user79658 Oct 30 '18 at 2:31
  • The UK visitor visa application form asks for country of nationality/place/country of birth, passport/travel document, and whether another passport/travel document is held. In this case it seems that currently the OP could legitimately answer ‘South Africa’ and ‘No’ for his daughter to the first and third questions. – Traveller Oct 30 '18 at 11:50
  • "Is it acceptable for us to apply for a UK visa for my daughter on her South African passport" I may be misunderstanding you, but I don't see the slightest problem with that. Should be a non-issue - go for it. – Fattie Oct 30 '18 at 17:20
  • @Fattie as I understand it, the UK will not issue a visa to a British citizen. I can't find a reference for that at the moment, however, but I'm pretty sure I've seen one in the last few weeks. – phoog Oct 30 '18 at 22:59

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