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BOTC Campaign First Anniversary - Citizenship Discrimination Removed



BRITISH OVERSEAS TERRITORIES & BRITISH CITIZENSHIP BY DESCENT

- CHANGES TO BRITISH NATIONALITY LAW -


(effective dates: 28 June 2022. For Chagossians 23 November 2022 ):


Are you or someone you know affected and may benefit from this change?


(1) If you are a Father born or settled in any British overseas territory and have a child or children born out-of-wedlock before 1 July 2006, or you are a child now and adult of a BOTC born/naturalized father.


(2) Previously denied the right to register and pass down (by descent) your British overseas territories BOTC/British citizenship



Also:

(1) If you are a child ) now an adult) born abroad (not the UK) before 1 January 1983 to a Mother born or settled in any British overseas territory.


(2) Previously denied to right to register and pass down British overseas territories (BOTC)/British citizenship (by descent)



Also:

For Chagossian Children, Grandchildren & Great Grandchildren of Descent

(effective: 23 November 2022)




If you meet the criteria, your child/children can now apply to be registered and go on to obtain a British overseas territory & British passport.


Please pass on this information if you know someone affected. For more information, please click the Guidance and application forms links above.



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