On 6th July 2021, the U.K. Government introduced the Nationality & Borders Bill.

The bill, when enacted, will remedy our citizenship discrimination issues.


It has completed its journey in the House of Commons and is now in the House of Lords.


We hope it will be made law no later than the 1st quarter of 2022.


For more information, click the New Legislation tab. https://www.botccampaign.org/new-legislation


Regular updates are also posted on our News & Blog tab. https://www.botccampaign.org/blog-news


British Overseas Territories
Citizenship Campaign

BOTC Campaign - What's this about?

Our campaign is about securing legislative amendments to British nationality law from the government of the United Kingdom. The British Nationality Act 1981 ('BNA') treats certain groups of children, now adults, in an unequal and discriminatory manner when trying to claim citizenship by descent. 


We seek citizenship equality for illegitimate children born before 1 July 2006 to British Overseas Territories fathers. 


We seek citizenship equality for children born abroad to British Overseas Territories mothers before 1 January 1983.

This discrimination affects the British Overseas Territories: Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland South Georgia Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Pitcairn Island, St. Helena, Ascension & Tristan da Cunha, & Turks and Caicos Islands. 


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