I'm not returning to the UK but I thought this would be a good place for my question.
I'm an Australian citizen and a UK citizen by descent. I have an Australian passport and am looking at flying to Cumbria in 5 or 6 weeks (to take my grandmother's ashes home and to research family history -- My grandmother having immigrated her family to Adelaide in 1969). But I'm having difficulty getting the following question answered:
If were to apply for a UK passport in the UK and received it there, would that (as proof of UK citizenship) allow me to stay longer than (and override) the usual "up to six months stay" given upon arrival? Or would showing the appropriate certificates (that I would later show to gain the UK passport) upon arrival grant me a longer than usual stay? I know I could send for the UK passport from here but I'll miss my grandmother's birthday (the date I'd like to spread her ashes) waiting for it to return.
Could anyone please advise me or guide me to a more appropriate body to ask? HM Passport Office bounced me to UK Visas and Immigration who have not returned contact, although I will try again. Thank you!