United Kingdom - Passport & Nationality - British Overseas Citizen (BOC) - Protectorate from Father
This rare set of circumstances leads to a claim to the status of British Overseas Citizen (or BOC). It requires the following broad criteria:
- Candidate born in an independent country before 1983;
- Father born in British Protectorate, Protected States, Manadated or Trust Territory (or a Foreign country where ETJ was exercised);
- The father's father born in an Independent Commonwealth country classified as a 1(3) country; AND
- The father's paternal grandfather born in the UK or a former British Colony that remained independent after the father's own country of birth gained its independence.
If the candidate has the Right of Abode (normally through a UK-born grandparent), then this BOC status could be upgraded to full British nationality.