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I am a British citizen, born of British parents.

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Dear Sir,
I am a British citizen, born of British parents. I have a British passport. I was born Cyprus under British Military rule. My husband of 5 years holds a South African passport. His grandfather was British and served the British army under British Military rule. His mother was born in Bangalore.
Does he in any way qualify for a British passport? He is an airline captain and we are thinking of moving to the UK in time.
Kind regards,
Mandy
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 2 years ago.
Hello,
It seems that your husband is not a British Citizen.
Your husband has 2 options:
1) apply for a spouse settlement visa through marriage to you; or
2) apply for an ancestry visa through his UK born grandparent.
Once he has lived in the Uk for 5 years and gets indefinite leave to remain, he may apply for British Citizenship.
Hope this helps