Need Legal Help With Your Ancestry Visa Application?
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Are you British?
You may be eligible to apply for citizenship if you were born in the UK. The law states that anybody born in the UK before 1 January 1983 (with the exception of those born to those with diplomatic immunity or enemy forces in occupation) is a British Citizen regardless of the status of their parents.
For those born post 1 January 1983 in the UK one of their parents must have had settled status (Indefinite Leave to Remain, Permanent Residence or have been a British Citizen) in order to be automatically eligible for British citizenship.
You may be eligible to apply for citizenship if you have a British parent ‘either by decent’ or ‘otherwise than by descent’.
Under current legislation, British citizenship can normally be passed on through one generation to children born abroad as per s 2(1) British Nationality Act 1981. This would mean that your British citizen ‘otherwise than by descent’ parent would be able to pass their citizenship to one generation born abroad. British nationality would not pass to any grandchildren born outside the UK.
Contact our Immigration team to discuss your legal matter on 0330 175 5655.