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How To Apply For UK Citizenship.

Are You a British Citizen? If you were born between 1983 and June 2006 outside the UK, the British citizenship rules, governed by the British Nationality Act 1981 can be complex to work out. It leaves a lot of people born outside to British parents confused as to whether they are British Citizens too or not.

You automatically are a British citizen if you were born outside the UK and all of the following apply:

  1. you were born between 1 January 1983 and 30 June 2006
  2. your mother or father was a British citizen when you were born (they must have been married if your father had British citizenship but your mother did not)
  3. your parent could pass on their citizenship to you

By law, your British parent could pass on to you their citizenship if they were any of the following:

  1. born or adopted in the UK
  2. given citizenship after applying for it in their own right (not based on having a British parent)
  3. working as a Crown servant when you were born (for example in the diplomatic service, overseas civil service or armed forces)
How To Claim UK Nationality.

Even if your British father was not married to your mother. You are eligible to apply for citizenship if your father was a British citizen when you were born.

He must also be in one of the following:

  1. born or adopted in the UK
  2. applied and given citizenship on the grounds of his own right (not because he’s having had a British parent)
  3. a Crown servant when you were born (for example in the diplomatic service, overseas civil service or armed forces)

If you were born before 1983, you may automatically be a British citizen if you were born before 1 January 1983 and:

  1. you were born outside the UK
  2. your father is British

When you were born, your father must have been all of the following:

  1. a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies
  2. married to your mother
  3. able to pass on his citizenship to you

Your father could pass on his citizenship to you if he was one of the following:

  1. born or adopted in the UK
  2. given citizenship after applying for it in his own right (not based on having a British parent)
  3. working as a Crown servant when you were born (for example in the diplomatic service, overseas civil service or armed forces)

You may be eligible to apply for citizenship if either:

  1. your parents were not married when you were born
  2. your mother was British, not your father
How To Claim UK Nationality.
How To Claim UK Nationality.

Your parents must have been a citizen of the United Kingdom and it’s Colonies when you were born. They must also have been one of the following:

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  1. born or adopted in the UK
  2. given citizenship after applying for it in their own right (not based on having a British parent)
  3. working as a Crown servant when you were born (for example in the diplomatic service, overseas civil service or armed-services)

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