Children born out-of-wedlock, before 1 July 2006, to British fathers, are completely excluded from acquiring British citizenship by descent.
It’s bad enough that the UK discriminates against all those born abroad before 1983 to British mothers (by requiring registration, good character check, and a ceremony) but it’s even more shocking that the UK completely excludes a group from acquiring British citizenship by descent.
To be British by descent is a birthright. The UK currently recognises this for some but not all. It’s a disgrace that all British parents don’t have the same (equal) right to pass on unconditional British citizenship to their children.
Are you one of those affected by this discrimination against children born before 1 July 2006, to unmarried fathers?
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