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Offline tom mix

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Criteria for getting a British Passport
« on: Wednesday 07 February 18 03:03 GMT (UK) »
Can an Australian born citizen, with a Grandfather born in England on his mother's side, be eligible for a British Passport ? I was asked this today at our genealogy group and my reply was, " I will ask for help on RootsChat."

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Re: Criteria for getting a British Passport
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Re: Criteria for getting a British Passport
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 07 February 18 04:02 GMT (UK) »
Very helpful. Thanks JM.

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Re: Criteria for getting a British Passport
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 07 February 18 06:33 GMT (UK) »
Can an Australian born citizen, with a Grandfather born in England on his mother's side, be eligible for a British Passport ?

Hi Alan :)

The short answer will be 'no' in cases where the only family link to the UK is a grandparent born in England, Wales, or Scotland.

However Ireland is different.  A child or grandchild of someone born in Ireland can apply to the government of the Republic of Ireland for a passport - even if the parent/grandparent was born in Northern Ireland/Ulster which is still part of the UK ;D

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Re: Criteria for getting a British Passport
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 07 February 18 07:10 GMT (UK) »
Differences depending on your birthdate and can only be claimed through your British-born father and he must have been married to your mother - somewhat sexist some people might say!

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https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/564944/OS_OL_Guidance_Notes_10.16.pdf

If you were born outside the UK on or before
31December 1982 you can only claim British
nationality through your father, and he must have
been married to your mother (either before or after
you were born). If your father was born outside the
UK, he canít pass his British nationality to you.
If you were born before 1 July 2006, then British
nationality can only be claimed through the father if
your parents were married at the time of your birth,
or have married since.


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Re: Criteria for getting a British Passport
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 07 February 18 07:13 GMT (UK) »
Judith,

Thank you. I will pass on your information to my enquirer.

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Re: Criteria for getting a British Passport
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 07 February 18 08:04 GMT (UK) »
However Ireland is different.  A child or grandchild of someone born in Ireland can apply to the government of the Republic of Ireland for a passport - even if the parent/grandparent was born in Northern Ireland/Ulster which is still part of the UK ;D

The recent and continuing issues over the eligibility of certain politicians concentrated on parentage.  I wonder if Irish grandparentage has also been considered :-\

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Re: Criteria for getting a British Passport
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 07 February 18 08:31 GMT (UK) »
However Ireland is different.  A child or grandchild of someone born in Ireland can apply to the government of the Republic of Ireland for a passport - even if the parent/grandparent was born in Northern Ireland/Ulster which is still part of the UK ;D

The recent and continuing issues over the eligibility of certain politicians concentrated on parentage.  I wonder if Irish grandparentage has also been considered :-\

Carol

The register with each politican's statements includes space for grandparents.  The  completed forms are online, and have been since early December 2017.

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