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A child with a non-UK domicile of origin in Country A moves to the UK with their parents and acquires a UK domicile of dependency. If the child leaves the UK after the age of 16 to live in Country B, what domicile would they have? What is the position if they later return to the UK?

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Published on LexisPSL on 26/02/2019

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  • A child with a non-UK domicile of origin in Country A moves to the UK with their parents and acquires a UK domicile of dependency. If the child leaves the UK after the age of 16 to live in Country B, what domicile would they have? What is the position if they later return to the UK?
  • C’s residence in Country B
  • C’s move to the UK

A child with a non-UK domicile of origin in Country A moves to the UK with their parents and acquires a UK domicile of dependency. If the child leaves the UK after the age of 16 to live in Country B, what domicile would they have? What is the position if they later return to the UK?

Once an individual has reached the age of 16, they become capable of acquiring their own domicile of choice. At that point, the individual can:

  1. retain their domicile of dependence as a domicile of choice

  2. abandon their domicile of dependence and acquire a different domicile

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