United Kingdom - Passport & Nationality - NEW - British Citizenship by Double Descent (Wedlock Discretion - Father Sec 3(2))
New legislation that looks to remedy historical unfairness in the older nationality law gained Royal Assent on 28 April 2022. One such area that this affects is where a child registration did not take place because the child's parents were not married at the time that an application could have been made. Based on your family tree, it appears that such an application would be successful. While the theory is complex, this solution broadly requires the following:
- the candidate's birth between 1 January 1983 and 5 April 1997;
- the candidate is now at least 18 years old;
- the candidate's father spent at least three years in the UK before the candidate's birth;
- the candidate's paternal grandfather was born in the UK;
- the candidate was born out of wedlock.
PLEASE NOTE: If such an applicant has any children under the age of 18, then these children could be registered as British citizens.