United Kingdom - Passport & Nationality - British Citizenship by Descent (UKM Autoloss)
Anti-gender discrimination legislation was enacted in 2010 to allow registration as a British citizen for an applicant born before 1983 to a UK-born mother.
However, in rare circumstances, such a registration is not possible if the Automatic Loss provisions of the Independence arrangements of your own country of birth restricted your rights to British nationality. Your birth before independence of the British territory meant that you may have lost rights to British nationality unless your father or paternal grandfather was born in the UK.
We believe that this is a manifestly unfair, and an unintended error in the drafting of the new laws. It failed to take into account the myriad of Independence Day arrangements put in place at the time. We are in communication with the Home Office on this subject, and we anticipate that a review of the law will happen in due course.