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This British nationality solution arises because of an anomaly in the Independence Day arrangements of St Christopher, St Kitts & Nevis that took place on 19 September 1983.

A person who was born ito a parent born in the territory before independence and who had a parent or grandparent born in another British Overseas Territory retained their British Dependent Territory citizenship after independence. A further anomaly was that such British citizens were originally British Overseas Territory citizens by birth (i.e. otherwise than by descent), and so became British citizens otherwise than by descent. So their children become British citizens too, irrespective of when and where they are born.

On 21 February 2002, those British Overseas Territory citizens (the new form of what was previously referred to as British Dependent Territory citizens) became full British citizens.


Ask Philip Gamble whether you (or your children) have a claim to British nationality.

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.

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