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British Overseas Citizen (BOC) - Protectorate

This is considered a "Non-Standard" route to British Nationality, and will require the services of Philip Gamble & Partners. Their Status Trace research service will determine whether you qualify for this British Nationality solution. You can contact their team of Nationality advisors on info@philipgamble.co.uk or call UK 44 (0)20 7759 7581.

In this particular solution, a candidate must have been born before 01.01.1949 in a place that remained a British Protectorate on 01.01.1949. In addition, their father must have been born in a place that was within the British Crown Dominions on 31.12.1948.

Candidates must not have been subject to the automatic loss arrangements specific to the countries involved to qualify under this provision.

For more information on the British Overseas (BOC) status, then watch this short video by Philip Gamble on the other forms of British Nationality available:

British Overseas Citizen (BOC)

Children of such successful applicants are able to claim the British Overseas Citizen (BOC) - Protectorate by Descent status, as long as they were born before 01.01.1983 and that BOC candidate must have been their father. If such a child has a grandparent born in the United Kingdom, then their claim becomes one of British Citizenship. If the child is born before 01.01.1983 and the applicant is their mother, then they will have a British Nationality claim by UKM as long as they have a UK-born grandparent (on either side of their family).

Click here for more information on the British Overseas (BOC) status.

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