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A Passport by Double Descent is available under this category where:

  • a grandfather was born in the UK or Northern Ireland;
  • the applicant was born after 31.12.1982; AND
  • the UK-born grandfather was in Crown Service at the time of the relevant parent's birth.

What is Crown Service?

Crown Service is normally restricted to work for the Colonial government and UK Crown (but undertaken outside of the UK) and covers the:

  • British Military
  • Overseas Civil Service
  • Colonial Service; and
  • Diplomatic Corp

Given that the parent's birth took place during World War II, it is possible that the grandfather was serving in the Allied Forces at the time. Even if this was not active service at the time, there are circumstances where those who were injured, invalided, on call or still on the Reserve List can rely on this for Crown Service.

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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.