United Kingdom - Passport & Nationality - British Citizenship by Descent (UKM Registration)
A situation where a person was born:
- anywhere in the world
- before 01/01/1983
- to a mother who was British OTHER THAN BY DESCENT
will allow the applicant to register as a British Citizen.
A British Citizen Other than by Descent is someone who achieved this status under the following four circumstances:
1) Mother with a UK Passport married to a man holding a UK Passport who qualifies for points 2-4 below;
2) A person born in the UK before 01/01/1983;
3) A person Naturalised or UK Registered before 01/01/1983; OR
4) A person born in a UK Colony AND has a UK Passport, but has no parent or grandparent born in the UK.
Due to the changes in the law on the 13th January 2010, if the birth was before 7th February 1961, then Citizenship was only available through the father's status as a British Citizen. The amendments to the act now extends to persons born prior to 7th February 1961 to a British mother. It is strongly advised that any such applicant should seek the advice of a qualified immigration advisor, as these types of British Nationality applications are very difficult indeed.