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When was the British Nationality Act?

When was the British Nationality Act?

30th July 1948
An Act to make provision for British nationality and for citizenship of the United Kingdom and Colonies and for purposes connected with the matters aforesaid. [30th July 1948.]

When did UK stop birthright citizenship?

You were born on or after 1 July 2006 You’re automatically a British citizen if, when you were born, one of your parents was a British citizen or settled in the UK. You can register to become a British citizen if, when you were born, neither of your parents were British citizens or settled in the UK.

How long can a British citizen stay outside the UK?

You can live outside the UK for 5 years without losing your settled status. With indefinite leave to remain, you can only live outside the UK for 2 years.

Can I get British citizenship through my grandparents?

You can claim British citizenship by double descent if you have a grandparent (and in rare cases a great-grandparent) born in the UK. This is known as double descent. Children under the age of 18 will need to claim citizenship before the age of 18 or they will lose all rights to British nationality.

What is British citizen otherwise than by descent?

(e) A “British citizen otherwise than by descent” is someone who can pass their citizenship onto a child born overseas. Generally speaking a British citizen otherwise than by descent is a British citizen who was born, adopted, naturalised or, in most cases, registered in the United Kingdom or a qualifying territory.

Can I get a British passport if my dad is British?

You may be eligible for British citizenship if you have a British parent. It depends on where and when you were born, and your parents’ circumstances.

When did the British Nationality Act 1981 come into effect?

British Nationality Act 1981. The British Nationality Act 1981 (c.61) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom concerning British nationality since 1 January 1983.

Can a child born before 1 January 1983 become a British citizen?

Children born before 1 January 1983 to British mothers can apply for registration as a British citizen under section 4C of the British Nationality Act 1981.They will normally qualify if they would have become British citizens automatically under that Act had women been able to pass on citizenship in the same way as men.

When did British citizenship become automatic for people born outside the UK?

section 2 (1) of the British Nationality Act 1981, as amended by the British Overseas Territories Act 2002 which explains which people born outside the UK on or after 1 January 1983 acquired British citizenship automatically at birth

Where do I find affected provisions of the British Nationality Act?

Where those effects have yet to be applied to the text of the legislation by the editorial team they are also listed alongside the affected provisions when you open the content using the Table of Contents below. 1. Acquisition by birth or adoption. 2.