United Kingdom - Passport & Nationality - NEW - British Citizenship by Double Descent (Discretion - Pre 83 Birth Colony)
In the old British nationality laws, gender discrimination meant that women and grandmothers could not pass on their British nationality to their children or grandchildren. More recently, this right has been extended to women (though elements of unfairness still remain).
New legislation is being proposed that should allow all elements of gender unfairness in the old law to be remedied. Accordingly, this solution arises in the following circumstances:
a) Applicant born anywhere between 01.01.1949 and 01.01.1983;
b) Applicant born in a British Colony which retained its Colony status after 01.01.1949; AND
c) Applicant has a grandmother born in the UK.
A successful application will have to rely on:
1. both the applicant and the relevant parent not suffering from the Automatic Loss provisions that occured upon Independence of the Colony, after taking into account the provisions of this new legislation; AND
2.legitimate birth in wedlock (however, if this is not the case, a successful may succeed depending on the circumstances).
The list of British Colonies excludes those territories given wide powers of self-governance and control over Foreign Policy. So this excludes South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, Ceylon and Southern Rhodesia.
PLEASE NOTE: If such an applicant has any children under the age of 18, then these children could be registered as British citizens.