ONELAW CHAMBERS IMMIGRATION NEWS - Did you know you can register as a British Citizen as child of a citizen of the UK and Colonies?

20/09/2019 | Immigration News | Aejaz Mussa

ONELAW CHAMBERS IMMIGRATION NEWS - Did you know you can register as a British Citizen as child of a citizen of the UK and Colonies?

What are UK and Colonies countries?

The UK and Colonies countries are all countries that were formally part of the British Empire. For a full list of the UK and Colonies countries, please click here. Please note that some of countries ceased to be part of the UK and Colonies before 1983.

What are the requirements for British Citizenship as child of a citizen of the UK and Colonies?

The requirements are:

  • You were born before 1 January 1983;
  • You would have become a British Citizen by descent if, at the time of your birth, women were able to pass citizenship in the UK the same way as men; and
  • You would have acquired a right of abode in the UK because either your mother, mother’s parents, father’s parents were, at the time of your birth, a citizen of the UK and Colonies by birth, legal adoption, naturalisation or registration in the UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man.

If you meet the above requirements, you qualify to apply for registration as a British Citizen as child of a citizen of the UK and Colonies.

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