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Countries > Bangladesh
Residents and those born in Bangladesh have several ways in which to claim British Nationality. These are:
- A British or UK-born mother or father
- Not having gained nationality of Bangladesh on Independence Day
- A grandparent born in the UK
- A parent or grandparent born outside of Bangladesh
- A parent or grandparent holding a nationality other than Bangladesh
To discover whether you are entitled to a British Passport based on your birth in (or family links to) Bangladesh, then take 2 minutes to complete our FREE Nationality Search...
The Independence Day arrangements on 04.02.1972 gave rise to many residents gaining one of the various forms of British Nationality. Those born in Bangladesh would have held Pakistani nationality. This status would have been lost if the new Bangladesh constitution granted nationality. If not, then British Overseas Citizen (BOC) status may have been achieved and, in some cases, this can be upgraded to full British Nationality.
For these and other forms of British Nationality available to Bangladesh residents, those born there or nationals, click on British Citizenship.
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