|Subject: Re: Does eligibility for a British passport mean I already have British citizenship?
||Posted on: Sun, 10 Jun 2007 17:46:07 BST
wrote in message
> Hello. I am a Canadian citizen, eligible to apply for a British
> passport through my Mother given the April 2003 update to the British
> Citizenship laws (see "Prior to 1983" section at
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_nationality_law). I've read a
> great deal on the web about eligibility, different types of British
> citizenship and the steps to obtain a British passport. I have two
> 1. Does my eligibility to apply for a British passport mean that I am
> already a British Citizen? Or... do I need to apply separately for
> British citizenship before I can apply for a British passport?
> 2. Is obtaining a British passport the first and only step I need to
> take to live and work in England?
> Thanks in advance!
The new law does allow you to obtain British Citizenship and a full British
You do not become a British Citizen until you claim it, unless you are
resident in the UK.
When you get a passport marked 'British Citizen' you can live and work in
any EC country.
Be aware that some countries do not permit their citizens to be citizen of
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe.
Barbeques on fire by the chalets past the castle headland
I watched the gift shops glitter in the darkness off the Newborough gate
All these moments will be lost in time, like icecream on the beach
Time for tea.