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This rare situation qualifies a person for British Nationality. It occurs where:

 - they were born before 1949;

 - in a place that was a British Protectorate, British Protected State, Trust or Mandated Territory;

 - their parent was born in a Crown Dominion territory; AND

 - a relevant grandparent was born in the United Kingdom (this gives the applicant the required Right of Abode).


Ask Philip Gamble whether you (or your children) have a claim to British nationality.

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.