United Kingdom - Passport & Nationality - British Citizenship by Double Descent (Nyasaland Father)
Listen to our BRITISH NATIONALITY WEBINAR on Malawi where our two British nationality experts - Philip Gamble and Mishal Patel - discuss a family birth in Nyasaland and its implications for claims to British nationality in the modern day.
This rare set of circumstances leads to a claim to British nationality in the modern day. It relies on:
- Candidate born after the independence of Nyasaland (now Malawi);
- Father born in Nyasaland before its independence as Malawi;
- The father is a British Subject by Descent; AND
- The Right of Abode through a UK-born grandparent.
The solution arises because the father does not become a Malawian citizen upon independence and maintains his British Subject status (by descent).