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chatham-chamber, Solicitor
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 11865
Experience:  LL.B, Pg.Dip, LL.M, M.B.A (Pending), Solicitor-Advocate. UK Practising Certificate issued by SRA., DIFC Courts Registered (Dubai)
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My mother was born in the UK in 1920 & I was born in New

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My mother was born in the UK in 1920 & I was born in New Zealand in 1951. Am I eligible for a British passport be decent.........
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  chatham-chamber replied 1 year ago.


What nationality was your mother at the time of your birth?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  chatham-chamber replied 1 year ago.


You are eligible for British Nationality by Descent if you were born to a parent (a father or mother) who was born in the UK before 1 Jan 1983. In such situations, the relevant parent is considered as being British Other than by Descent, and can pass British Nationality to their children.

It gets more complicated if:

  • your parents were not married at the time of your birth; OR
  • you (or a parent) were adopted.

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