United Kingdom - Passport & Nationality - British Overseas Citizen (BOC) - Ghana
This solution arises from an applicant's birth in one of the two British Colonies that made up pre-independence Ghana.
The independence laws of the new country determined who became Ghanian citizens upon independence. If a person did NOT become a Ghanian citizen, then this person would have been reclassified as a British Overseas Citizen (or BOC) on 1 January 1983. Broadly, this solution requires the following:
- Applicant born in Ashanti or the Gold Coast Colony (the two British Colonies that made up modern-day Ghana);
- Applicant born before independence on 6 March 1957; AND
- neither parent nor any grandparent was born in a territory that formed part of modern-day Ghana.
In some circuimstances, it is possible for this claim to lead to full British nationality. In most cases, this requires the Right of Abode through a UK born grandparent.