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I am 56 years old, I was born in Northern Rhodesia (British

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I am 56 years old, I was born in Northern Rhodesia (British colony at the time) 1957, my mother held a British passport and I was in the passport, what right do I have to become a British now that I am living in the UK
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 2 years ago.
Hello,

On what basis are you currently in the UK?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I live and work here I hold an EU passport I am legal in the UK

Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 2 years ago.
How long have you lived in the UK and which EU country's passport do you hold?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I lived in the UK in 2008 to 2009 then had to go back to South Africa for family reasons I came back into the UK in April 2013 and lived here since.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Sorry I hold a Portuguese passport for the past 35 years I am not portuguese only by marriage

Expert:  Alex J. replied 2 years ago.
Hi,
Thank you for your question and welcome.
My name is ***** ***** I will assist you.
If you born before 1 January 1983 and your mother was a British Citizen before this date, then you entitled to British Citizenship.
You probably do not actually need to do anything further an can just apply for a passport. https://www.gov.uk/british-passport-eligibility - You can check your eligibility here.
Can I be of any further assistance?
Kind regards
AJ
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