United Kingdom - Passport & Nationality - British Citizenship by Double Descent (Colony Marriage)
A woman has a potential claim to British nationality where she (or her father) were born in former British Colony before its independence. It arises where:
- the woman (or her father) was born in a former British Colony;
- the woman married a man before the independence of her own country of birth;
- the woman's husband (or her father-in law) was born in a former British Colony that gained its independence after the Independence of the woman's country of birth; AND
- the woman has the Right of Abode.
The Right of Abode normally arises where:
- the woman has a UK-born grandparent;
- the woman's husband (or her father-in-law) was born in the UK;
- the woman spent at least 5 years in the UK before 1983; OR
- the woman holds no other nationality.
In addition, the applicant must have escaped the Automatic Loss provisions that were enacted upon independence of her country of birth.