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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.

Nationality Applications


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?​

Am I entitled to British citizenship?​
Am I entitled to British citizenship?​

The 180-day absence rule doesn’t apply to people with a spouse or partner visa​

Immigration appeals are much more likely to succeed if there’s an oral hearing​


John Atkins | Exclusively Immigration
ILPA Member
John Atkins | Exclusively Immigration

Member of the Immigration Law Practitioners Association (ILPA) who represent only

the most serious professional lawyers in immigration