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Claiming British Citizenship by descent (grandparent) – also known as British Citizenship by double descent – is based on at least one of your grandparents being British. Double descent will require you to meet certain guidelines depending on when you and your grandparents were born.
Each application for British Citizenship by double descent will be assessed by UKVI on an individual basis. Since this is a complex procedure with a number of routes depending on your age, it is advisable to get the help of an immigration expert.
Your immigration lawyer will ensure you are eligible for British Citizenship by double descent. Your lawyer will advise you on the best route for you towards British Citizenship, working closely to support your family. We can also advise on your other options to apply for British Citizenship through descent, such as the UK Ancestry Visa. Call us on +1844 290 6312 or use our online contact form to discuss your case and start your next steps.
If you were born after January 1, 1983
These are the following circumstances in which you can claim double descent if you were born after 1983:
If you were born before January 1st, 1983
You may be able to claim British Citizenship by double descent when:
If you were born before January 1st, 1949
The most common cases of those born before 1949 claiming British Citizenship by descent (grandparent) include:
Only British citizens are able to apply for a British passport. Before you can begin this application, you must be registered or naturalized as a British citizen. If one or more of your grandparents was born in the UK, there may be some circumstances in which you could claim British Citizenship through them.
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