Complex claims to British Nationality
Most rights to British nationality are simple:
- Birth in the UK before 1 Jan 1983
- Birth in the UK after 1 Jan 1983 to a British parent
- Descent from a British parent who was born in the UK
- Naturalisation in the UK
However, the laws covering British nationality are extraordinarily complex. This complexity arises where there are family links to former British territories and also situations involving marriage, children, illegitimacy, adoption and residency in the UK.
Philip Gamble is a world-renowned expert on complexity in British nationality. For more insights into the work he does, you can watch his: