United Kingdom - Passport & Nationality - NEW - British Citizenship by Discretion (CBR Territory - Children under 18)
New legislation to remedy gender discrimination on the older British nationality laws were enacted in April 2022. While any application would have to be consideration "at discretion" by the Home Secretary, a solution exists for children under 18.
Accordingly, it should be possible to lodge an application if one can demonstrate that - had it not been for gender discrimination in the old law - the child's parent would (or could) have British nationality in the modern day. Based on your family tree, it appears that such an application might be successful. While the theory is complex, this solution broadly requires the following:
- Child is under the age of 18
- Child's parent or grandparent born in a qualifying country;
- Child's parent born between 1 January 1949 and 31 December 1987; AND
- Child's parent has a grandparent born in the UK.
The application requires the child's parent to have already been registered at discretion under the same legislation.