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British Nationality could be obtained through your birth, or through the birth of any one of your parents or grandparents, in India. This arises because of Britain's relationship with India and its Colonial history. India includes the disputed territory Arunachal Pradesh, which is also claimed by the People's Republic of China as part of South Tibet).

To determine what form of British Nationality you might have, an analysis of your family's history must be done, and then applying it to the Nationality laws of India that were passed over the years.

STATUS OF INDIA

Up until 14.08.1947, the territory now known as India fell within the Crown’s Dominions as British India.

The 560 Princely States (which occupied two thirds of British India) were until various dates between 1947 and 1949 British Protected States.

From 15.08.1947 to 31.12.1948, British India (but excluding British Baluchistan, East Bengal, North-West Province, Sind and West Punjab and Burma) came with the Crown’s Dominions as the Dominion of India.

On 01.01.1949 (at which time Pakistan and what is now Bangladesh became independent) and up to the present day, India was an independent Commonwealth country.

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Learn more about these routes to British Nationality:

WhatPassport.com is a specialist UK Nationality and British Citizenship site offering an online search and assessment. Claims to hold a British Passport can be complex and the site offers a quick, simple search to give you the answers. While many people qualify for the UK Ancestry Visa based on holding a Commonwealth passport with a UK born grandmother or grandfather, we have found that if you have a grandparent born in the UK, or if your mother is British or your father is British, then there are several scenarios where you can claim British Nationality and the right to hold a British Passport. This stems from Britain’s collection of British Colonies, British Protectorates and British Protected States in the middle of last century and the Nationality rules concerning what are now the countries of the Commonwealth.