United Kingdom - Passport & Nationality - British Citizenship by Double Descent (Crown Service Rhodesia)
A Passport by Double Descent is available under this category where
- a grandfather was born in the UK or Northern Ireland;
- a candidate was born after 01.01.1983;
- the relevant parent (whose father was born in the UK or Northern Ireland) was born in an independent or foreign country; AND
- the grandfather was in Crown Service at the time of the relevant parent's birth.
What is Crown Service?
Crown Service is normally restricted to work for the Colonial government and UK Crown (but undertaken outside of the UK) and covers the:
- British Military
- Overseas Civil Service
- Colonial Service; and
- Diplomatic Corp
It can also cover employment by other international organsisations such as the Salvation Army.
A definitive answer as to whether the Crown Service provisions give any entitlements to British Citizenship can only be given by conducting a Status Trace.