United Kingdom - Passport & Nationality - British Citizenship by Double Descent (UKM Territory Pre 83 TEST CASE)
At this stage, this potential solution is still a theoretical position and the principle has not yet been accepted by the UK Hope Office. We are looking to submit a test case to establish the principle for future cases.
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;
- Candidate's mother born in a former British Protectorate, Protected State, Trust or Mandated Territory;
- Candidate's maternal grandfather born in a foreign country with no colonial links to the UK; 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 ONE OF OUR ADVISORS. YOUR CASE WILL BE HANDLED BY PHILIP GAMBLE, WHO IS THE WORLD'S LEADING SPECIALIST IN COMPLEX COLONIAL NATIONALITY LAW.