United Kingdom - Passport & Nationality - British Citizenship and Canada
Listen to our RECENT WEBINAR where our two British nationality experts - Philip Gamble and Mishal Patel - discuss a family birth in Canada and its implications for claims to British nationality in the modern day.
A birth in Canada does not normally give rights to British nationality, as it became a self-governing Commonwealth country from 1 January 1949. However, where a parent or grandparent was born in the UK, Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland, it is possible to have claims to British or Irish citizenship in the modern day.
The most common routes to British nationality for those born in Canada are as follows:
The most common routes to Irish nationality are as follows:
The UK, Ireland and Canada allow Dual nationality - the right to hold more than one citizenship.