United Kingdom - Passport & Nationality - British Citizenship by Double Descent (Pre 49 Foreign Territory)
This claim to British Nationality relies on an anomaly in the drafting of the British Nationality Act of 1772. It relies on the following:
- A candidate born before 1949 in a "foreign" country;
- A parent born before 1915 in a "foreign" country; AND
- A UK-born grandfather.
This British Subject status is lost if the adult naturalises. Minor children of that adult will also lose the British Subject status, but again only if they naturalise. A wife will also lose the British Subject status on marriage to an "alien" (as defined by the British Nationality Act) but Section 14/15 of the BNA restores it.