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A solution exists for a person born between 1949 and 1983 to a father born before 01.01.1949 in a place that remained a British Protectorate on 01.01.1949. In addition, their paternal grandfather must have been born in a place that was within the British Crown Dominions on 31.12.1948. See British Overseas Citizen (BOC) - Protectorate for more information on this solution.

Candidates must not have been subject to the automatic loss arrangements specific to the countries involved to qualify under this provision.

If the candidate has a grandparent born in the United Kingdom, then their claim becomes one of British Citizenship as long as this UK-born grandparent allows them to claim the Right of Abode.

Click here for more information on the British Overseas Citizen (BOC) status.

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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.