British citizen

British citizen

a person who was a citizen of the UK and its colonies and had the right of abode before the coming into force of the British Nationality Act 1981 automatically became a British citizen when it came into force. This rule is subject to two exceptions: an illegitimate and formerly stateless person who became a citizen by registration under the British Nationality (No. 2) Act 1964; and a British subject who became a citizen by registration outside the UK by reason of an ancestral connection with the UK. After 1 January 1983, British citizenship is acquired by birth only if one parent (or both) is a British citizen or is settled in the UK. An illegitimate child can trace entitlement only through its mother. Persons may apply for citizenship subject to detailed rules. If successful, they will be invited to take an oath or affirmation of allegiance at a citizenship ceremony. Persons may apply to be naturalized. They must be 18 or over, of sound mind, intend to continue to live in the UK and be able to communicate in English or Welsh or Scottish Gaelic. They must be of good character and have lived in the UK for a minimum of 5 years. The rules differ where the application is on the basis of marriage to a British citizen where only 3 years’ residence is required. The applicant must have been legally resident during that time.
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He is a man inspired by the highest patriotic sentiments, one of the first and most noteworthy of British citizens."
I explained that reform might increase the number of British citizens who had the right of voting at elections for parliament.
I used to proudly claim to be a "civilised British citizen" but as I am not saddened to have a Prime Minister who supports fox hunting, I am apparently to be thrown into the darkness, rejected and reviled by all "civilised British citizens".
Jardine's constituent, an Iraqi Kurd, became a British citizen in 2009, and the saga began when his pregnant wife went back to visit family in Kurdistan, Iraq, last year.
BRUSSELS, Nov 14 (KUNA) -- The European Union's top court ruled Tuesday that an EU citizen who becomes a British citizen does not lose the right to have a spouse from a non-EU country live with them in the UK.
Usually anyone who is born in Britain automatically becomes a British citizen but not always.
Perversely if a non-working British citizen wanted to bring their multi-millionaire wife or husband, this is not allowed under the current rules that stipulate that the British citizen must be supporting the non-British citizen rather taken as a family.
The British Citizen Awards (BCA) recognises exceptional individuals who work tirelessly and selflessly to make a positive impact on society.
"The protestors have asked how despite being a British citizen, Altaf Hussain was interfering in Pakistan's internal matters and repeatedly inciting violence against innocent people", he said.
Captain Frederik van Wyk, spokesman for the South African Police in the Western Cape province, subsequently confirmed that a British citizen had been found in his room having committed suicide.
British citizen of Libyan origin Mohamed Haddad, head of the convoy, made a statement to Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP) News Agency expressing thanks for the facilities provided by Tunisia's customs to the convoy, stressing that there is nothing surprising about such a treatment on the part of Tunisia and president Zine el Abidine Ben Ali, a staunch defender of the Palestinian cause.

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