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There is anomaly in Bahrain Nationality law as it relates to the British Protected Persons (or BPPs). If the applicant or the father was not an ethnic Bahranian, then the applicant could claim British Protected Person (or BPP) status and - in some cases - upgrade this to full British Nationality. As a general rule, this would apply in the following situation:

 - applicant born in Bahrain before independence on 15 August 1971; AND

 - neither parent was born in Bahrain.

Neither parent nor the applicant must have suffered from the Automatic Loss of British nationality provisions that were enacted upon independence, so each application must be looked at on a case-by-case basis.


Ask Philip Gamble whether you (or your children) have a claim to British nationality.

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.