United Kingdom - Passport & Nationality - British Citizenship by Double Descent (Marriage before 1949 with RoA)
This solution to British nationality arises from an anomaly in the British Nationality Act of 1948.
The 1948 Act gave Citizenship of the UK & Colonies (or CUKC) status to those people connected to Australia and Canada if they did not become citizens of a Commonwealth country on 1 January 1949. The anomaly arises because the law of these twocountries relies on a woman claiming citizenship through marriage to reside in these two countries before 1949 (and not all of them did so). The solution relies on the following set of circumstances to a woman:
- not born in a British Crown Dominion;
- married to a Canadian or Australian man before 1949;
- not resident in Australia or Canada on 1 January 1949; AND
- who has the Right of Abode through a UK-born grandfather.