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I recently applied through Form NS to get a certificate of registration as a British citizen by decent. I am a Canadian citizen currently in the UK as a visitor.

My mother was naturalised as a British citizen in Hong Kong in 1969 (her naturalisation certificate is under the British Nationality Act of 1948).

My father does not hold British citizenship.

I was born in Hong Kong in October 1983.

I provided to the Home Office the following:
-my birth certificate
-mother's naturalisation certificate
-Form NS application + cover letter

I reside in the UK, but I may need to travel outside of the country in a few months. The letter of receipt that I received from the Home Office states that the processing time could take up to 6 months (!) for a certificate of registration to be provided to me. I am worried that I will be denied entry into the UK if I leave and return.

Should I request for my documents to be returned to me so that I can apply for a UK passport instead?

Thanks in advance!
 

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What is your claim to British citizenship? Is your mother British citizen otherwise than by descent? How did she obtain naturalisation in Hong Kong? Has she ever lived in UK?
 
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