United Kingdom - Passport & Nationality - NEW - British Citizenship by Discretion (MGF - Reverse 12(5))
New legislation to remedy gender discrimination on the older British nationality laws were enacted in April 2022. If the legislation is taken literally, then 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 applicant 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:
- Candidate born after 31 December 1948;
- Candidate's parents were married before 1 January 1949;
- Candidate's maternal grandfather born in the UK.
This route to British nationality has not yet been approved by the UK Home Office, and so would rely on a Test Case to be submitted first to confirm the theory.