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This is an exceptional situation caused by an anomaly in the drafting of the older colonial British Nationality Law. Broadly, it requires:

a) An applicant born after 01.01.1983;

b) An applicant's parent born in a former British Colony which retained its Colony status after 01.01.1949;

c) The parents were married at the time of the applicant's birth (any claim becomes more complex if this was not the case); AND

d) The applicant to have the Right of Abode via a UK-born grandparent.

The claim relies on the relevant parent not being subject to the Automatic Loss provisions that were enacted upon Independence of the Colony. The list of British Colonies excludes those territories given wide powers of self-governance and control over their foreign affairs.

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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.