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Section 11 of the British Nationality Act 1981 converted all Citizens of the UK and Colonies to full British Citizens if they also held the Right of Abode under the Immigration Act of 1971.

The Immigration Act of 1971 conferred the Right of Abode to those Citizens of the UK and Colonies, who, amongst other things, had been resident in the United Kingdom for some time (usually five years or more). Some British Citizens are unable to pass their nationality by descent to their children. However, children born in the UK are never affected by these rules.

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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.