United Kingdom - Passport & Nationality - British Overseas Citizen (BOC) - Upgrade (11(1)2.1.c.1971)
Where an applicant was born before 01.01.1983 and holds the British Overseas Citizen (BOC) status, then it is possible for this applicant to obtain full British Nationality. If they have a grandparent born in the United Kingdom, then they are already British. However, if there is no British-born grandparent, then they can become British in the following circumstances:
- if they were resident in the UK for 5 years BEFORE 01.01.1983; OR
- if they had Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) or a "settled" status (or any type of permanent residency) in the UK at the time.
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