United Kingdom - Passport & Nationality - British Citizenship by Triple Descent (Federal Rhodesia Twin Right of Abode)
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This is a rare British nationality solution involving the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland. This solution arises from the status of the applicant's mother who would have been reclassified as being British otherwise than by descent on 1 January 1983. It requires the following set of circumstances:
- an applicant born anywhere and at any time; AND
- born to a mother who:
1) was born in Nyasaland or Northern Rhodesia;
2) was born during the period from 1 March 1958 and 31 December 1963;
3) had a father born in a former British Colony or Commonwealth country;
4) had a paternal grandfather born in the UK;
5) married a husband before 1 January 1983 and the husband had the Right of Abode through a UK-born parent.