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This solution arises when a mother was born between 01.03.1958 and 31.12.1963 in Northern Rhodesia or Nyasaland during the time when these territories formed part of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland. Those who were Federal Citizens and did NOT become Citizens of Southern Rhodesia upon dissolution of the Federation on 31.12.1963 can, in certain circumstances, pass British citizenship to children born after 01.01.1983 where the families are otherwise connected to the UK through more distant ancestry. Recent changes to remedy gender discrimination in the old nationality law now allows claims to come down the maternal side of the family.

Very broadly, it covers a candidate who meets the following criteria:

  • Born anywhere;
  • Born after 01.01.1983;
  • Has a mother born in Northern Rhodesia or Nyasaland (the two areas of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, but EXCLUDING Southern Rhodesia) between 01.03.1958 and 31.12.1963;
  • Has a maternal grandfather (i.e. motther's father) born OUTSIDE of the UK and any former British territory;
  • Has a maternal grandmother (i.e. mother's mother) born in the UK; AND
  • The father of their maternal grandfather was born in the UK or any territory that was a Colony, Protectorate or Protected State as of 01.01.1964.
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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.

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