United Kingdom - Passport & Nationality - British Citizenship by Double Descent (UKM Pre 83 TEST CASE)
At this stage, this potential solution is still only theoretical and the principle has not yet been accepted by the UK Hope Office. It relies on the concept that gender discrimination has not yet been remedied in the older Colonial Nationality Law. It relies on the following scenario:
- Candidate born between 1 January 1948 and 31 December 1982 in South Africa or South West Africa;
- Candidate's mother born in South West Africa before 1949;
- Candidate's maternal grandfather born outside of the UK or a former British Colony; AND
- Candidate's maternal grandmother born in the UK or Northern Ireland.
The mother is not a Section 12(3) Citizen of the UK and Colonies (CUKC) because she is not a British Subject before 1949. In a gender equal scenario, the mother would have become a British Subject before 1949 and, subsequently, become both a Section 12(3) and a 12(2) CUKC. The candidate would have become a Section 5 CUKC with the Right of Abode through having a UK-born grandmother.
WE ARE LOOKING TO TAKE ON A TEST CASE ON A NO-WIN,NO-FEE BASIS. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, PLEASE CONTACT PHILIP GAMBLE OR DONNA JARVIS (HIS PA). PHILIP GAMBLE IS THE WORLD'S LEADING SPECIALIST IN COMPLEX COLONIAL NATIONALITY LAW.