Does the United Kingdom give Birthright Citizenship..
Restricted birthright citizenship came into effect in the UK in 1983.
Prior to 1 January 1983, almost anyone born inside the UK, became a UK Citizen.
A UK Birth Certificate was almost enough to get a UK passport.
The Current Rules are stated as:
UK Citizenship if you were born before 1983:
You were automatically a British citizen if you were born in the UK before 1 January 1983, unless:
- your father was a diplomat working for a non-UK country
- your father was ‘an enemy alien in occupation’ and you were born in the Channel Islands during World War 2
UK Citizenship if you were born on or after 1 January 1983:
You were automatically a British citizen if you were:
- born in the UK on or after 1 January 1983 AND
- born when one of your parents was a British citizen or ‘settled’ in the UK
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