United Kingdom - Passport & Nationality - British Overseas Citizen (BOC) - Territory (PGF Colony)
This is a rare instance of a British Overseas Citizen (or BOC) entitlement. It relies on:
- The applicant born before 01.01.1983 in a former British territory;
- The applicant's father born in a country that became a Commonwealth country on 01.01.1949; AND
- The applicant's paternal grandfather born in a former British Colony that remained a colony after the applicant's country of birth became independent.
This claim relies on both generations born in wedlock and the applicant escaping the Automatic Loss provisions that were enacted upon independence of his country of birth.
In some circumstances, this qualifier could upgrade their BOC status to full British nationality. This normally occurs where a) the applicant is a woman and was married to a Citizen of the UK & Colonies before 1983, b) has spent some time in the UK before 1983 or c) has the Right of Abode through a UK-born grandparent. Click here for more information on the British Overseas (BOC) status.