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A woman married to a British Man (by birth, descent or otherwise) before 01.01.1949 becomes British automatically on 01.01.1949, irrespective of what nationality she held or where she was born.

An unintended consequence of the recent anti-gender discrimination legislation passed recently means that any children born to this women - even from a subsequent marriage - will have a claim to British Nationality in the modern day.


Ask Philip Gamble whether you (or your children) have a claim to British nationality.

Learn more about these routes to British Nationality:

WhatPassport.com is a specialist UK Nationality and British Citizenship site offering an online search and assessment. Claims to hold a British Passport can be complex and the site offers a quick, simple search to give you the answers. While many people qualify for the UK Ancestry Visa based on holding a Commonwealth passport with a UK born grandmother or grandfather, we have found that if you have a grandparent born in the UK, or if your mother is British or your father is British, then there are several scenarios where you can claim British Nationality and the right to hold a British Passport. This stems from Britain’s collection of British Colonies, British Protectorates and British Protected States in the middle of last century and the Nationality rules concerning what are now the countries of the Commonwealth.