You could be eligible for British citizenship if you were:
- Born in Qatar after 31.12.1948 and before independence on 30.09.1971, and you have a grandparent born in the UK.
- Born between 31.12.1948 and 31.12.1982, a parent was born in Qatar before 30.09.1971 and that parent had a parent born in the UK.
- Born after 01.01.1983, a parent was born in Qatar before 1949 and that parent had a parent born in the UK.
There are hundreds of other ways to qualify. As a general rule, if you were born in a country that is different to either parent or any of your grandparents, or you have a connection back to the UK, Ireland or a former British Territory, then you might have a claim.
How can I find out if I can claim British nationality?
We suggest following our 4 STEP PROCESS, designed to simplify the complex laws of British nationality and to avoid unnecessary and expensive application fees, to find your answer:
Step 1: Determine whether you have a Standard Route (birth in the UK before 1983, or a parent born in the UK before 1983)
Step 2: If not, complete our free Nationality Assessment
Step 3: Order a free Status Trace
Step 4: Conduct a Citizenship Report
Complete our nationality assessment
To find out whether you or your children might have a claim, take a couple of moments to complete our FREE online passport assessment.
STATUS OF QATAR
From 1916 up until 28.04.1939, the Crown exercised extra-territorial jurisdiction.
From 29.04.1939 until 03.09.1971, Qatar was a British Protected State.
From 03.09.1971, Qatar is considered a foreign country.
Click here for more information on the status of a British Protected Person (based on birth in a British Protected State).