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Can you apply for a British Citizenship...?

Old Feb 13th 2010, 3:10 pm
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My grandma was born in 1944 in Jamaica and at that time Jamaica was considered a British Colony. By 1962, Jamaica had gained independence, but everyone born before 1962 was an "British Subject." Since she was born before 1962 and is an English subject could she apply for a British Passport today without living in the country? (Her father was born in Scotland)

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Old Feb 13th 2010, 8:21 pm
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Originally Posted by Hailey_Lawson View Post
My grandma was born in 1944 in Jamaica and at that time Jamaica was considered a British Colony. By 1962, Jamaica had gained independence, but everyone born before 1962 was an "British Subject." Since she was born before 1962 and is an English subject could she apply for a British Passport today without living in the country? (Her father was born in Scotland)

Thanks in advance=)

Hailey
Hi Hailey,
My only suggestion would be to contact the british embassy/consulate in Jamaica and see what they suggest.

Sorry I couldn't be more helpful.

good luck
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Old Feb 13th 2010, 11:08 pm
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Should be able to sort something out with a Scottish parent at least?

Probably need as much documentation as you can find.

If you're really keen then google it and read the sites carefully.
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Old Feb 14th 2010, 1:12 am
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http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=654650
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