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Nationality is an endless puzzle because British nationality law has changed so many times over the years. We have different rules for those born prior to 1 January 1983, those born between 1 January 1983 and 1 July 2006, and those born after 1 July 2006.
The question “Am I entitled to British citizenship?” can throw up a complex investigation into a person’s nationality status. Equally, a good application is one where we can find and prove a straightforward answer to that question.
Just being given a clear direction can be a huge relief in itself: a great outcome is the ultimate goal
Being born in the UK, or outside the UK, to British parent or parents does not necessarily make a person British. There are many other details and circumstances that have to be taken into account to determine whether a person is British from birth or eligible for British nationality in some other, more obscure, way. Other factors to be considered for example are:
- When and where a person was born,
- The immigration status of their parents
- Whether either parent was/is British and if so how
Whether the British parent was a woman.
Most recently we can take into account such factors as whether the parents were married at the time of the person’s birth for those born overseas.
Am I entitled to British citizenship?
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