• Maria is automatically a British citizen by birth if either of her parents were British or settled at the time she was born here in the UK.
  • If they became British or settled afterwards, that gives her an entitlement to be registered.
  • She will also get the entitlement to be registered as a citizen if she continues to live here until she is ten.
  • Her future intentions are not relevant as she is either a British citizen already or she is entitled to become British.