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John - he says his mother was born in Scotland and that he was born in 1985. I can't see how the year of his mother's birth makes a difference as she was obviously born long before 1983.John wrote:What nationality is your mother? And what year was she born?
Also, where were you born?
Even there it's not totally clear-cut - Paul may correct me, but as far as I can tell, persons born in the United Kingdom prior to 1 January 1949 to diplomats from Commonwealth nations did acquire British nationality.John wrote:I think you are right ..... unless his mother's father was a Diplomat?
Although he needs to remember he can't automatically pass on his British citizenship to Canada or U.S. born children.Just apply for your British Passport like any other British Citizen!
As a British citizen, you are entitled to live and work in the United Kingdom. However, when you enter the UK you will need to present documentation to the passport officer that is suitable for the purpose of your trip - so if you're entering to the UK to work, for example, an unendorsed Canadian passport wouldn't do. (Being a British citizen doesn't give you the right to lie to the passport officer about your intentions either.)htsg1971 wrote:so, do I actually need anything to work there legally, or is it fine already but might just be easier if I had a passport?
Given that OP's only basis for living in the UK is that he has the right of abode under the Immigration Act 1971, this means that he must hold either a BC passport or a Certificate of Entitlement in his non-British passport in order to come here to live and work.A person seeking to enter the United Kingdom and claiming to have the right of abode there shall prove it by means of-
- (a) a United Kingdom passport describing him as a British citizen,
(b) a United Kingdom passport describing him as a British subject with the right of abode in the United Kingdom,
(c) an ID card issued under the Identity Cards Act 2006 describing him as a British citizen,
(d) an ID card issued under that Act describing him as a British subject with the right of abode in the United Kingdom, or
(e) a certificate of entitlement.
Don't forget that although you may be a British citizen you will need to provide all the evidence with your passport application to prove this.htsg1971 wrote:ok, thanks. I've decided to go ahead and start filling out the passport applications. thanks again.