A job application form is asking what nationality I held at birth and what nationality I hold now. The last passport I had was an Indian one which doesn't allow dual nationality so I assumed I held Indian nationality.
However, the Home Office website says that if I was born in the UK after '83 and my parents were fully 'settled' at the time of my birth, which I was and they were, then I'm automatically a British citizen. The site also says 'British citizenship is one of the six different forms of British nationality.' Does this mean that I was a UK national at birth, before my parents applied for and recieved my Indian passport? Also, if my Indian passport were to expire, would this mean I have British Nationality? Or do I end up stateless?
If anyone can make sense of this, I am hugely grateful. It's only for a temporary job, but the pay's good Plus, this is something that has actually been bugging me for quite some time...
Edit: Both my parents held the ILR status for many years prior to my birth, if that helps.
Confusion over my nationality? Watch
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Last edited by lemony :); 04-12-2010 at 01:19.
- 04-12-2010 01:16
- 04-12-2010 01:18
You're definitely a Klingon.
- 04-12-2010 01:29
The british government recognises dual nationality REGARDLESS of what your other nationality is. So, america makes citizens who hold dual nationality renounce there citizenship of any other country if they wish to remain american at 21 - but britian doesnt acknowledge that you can renounce a nationality. Put dual on the form - i assume british at birth since your parents had to apply for indian.