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 British nationality law - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The British Nationality Act 1948 established the status of Citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies (CUKC), the national citizenship of the United Kingdom and those places that were still British colonies on 1 January 1949, when the 1948 Act came into force.
British nationals (other than British citizens) who have indefinite leave to remain in the UK or right of abode, are eligible for British citizenship by registration after five years' residence in the United Kingdom.
Under amendments made by the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002, British nationals can be deprived of their citizenship if the Secretary of State is satisfied they are responsible for acts seriously prejudicial to the vital interests of the United Kingdom or an Overseas Territory.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/British_nationality_law#British_National_.28Overseas.29   (4530 words)

  
 History of British nationality law - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An example of the later is the granting of English nationality to the Electress Sophia of Hanover, the heir to the throne under the Act of Settlement 1701.
The loss of nationality at marriage was changed with the adoption of the British Nationality and Status of Aliens Act 1914.
British nationality law and the Republic of Ireland
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_British_nationality_law   (5203 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/British nationality law
British Nationals (Overseas) are not eligible to participate in the United States Visa Waiver program, and require a visa to visit the United States.
British nationals (other than British citizens) who have indefinite leave to remain in the UK or right of abode, are eligible for British citizenship by registration after 5 years residence in the United Kingdom.
All British passports are therefore issued at the discretion of the Secretary of State under Royal Prerogative, with the exception of those held by British Nationals (Overseas).
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/British_citizenship   (4551 words)

  
 Nationality -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The person remains subject to the state's jurisdiction (the lex domicilii in Conflict of Laws) for the purposes of defining status and capacity wherever he or she might travel outside the state's territory; in exchange, the individual is entitled to the state's protection, and to other rights as well.
In the civil law systems of continental Europe, either the law of nationality (known as the lex patriae) or the law of the place of habitual residence is preferred to domicile as the test of a person's status and capacity.
Nationality must be distinguished from citizenship: citizens have rights to participate in the political life of the state of which they are a citizen, such as by voting or standing for election; while nationals need not have these rights, though normally they do.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Nationality   (575 words)

  
 Background to British Nationality Law from BritainUSA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
A British woman marrying an alien lost her British subject status automatically on marriage, before 1933 whether or not she acquired her husband's citizenship; from that date onwards she lost it only if she acquired the nationality of her husband.
The nationality of minor children was tied to that of their father or widowed mother, and they gained or lost British subject status accordingly.
The United Kingdom legislation, the British Nationality Act 1948, created the status of British subject: Citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies (BS/CUKC) for all those whose connection was with the United Kingdom itself or with a place which, on 1 January 1949, was still a colony.
www.britainusa.com /consular/bnatlaw.asp   (819 words)

  
 Dual Nationality (Adults) from BritainUSA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
With the enactment of the new nationality law (British Nationality Act, 1981) which came into effect on 1 January 1983 the provisions for the recognition of dual nationality and the procedure for renunciation of British citizenship have been retained.
Such persons may in British law exercise any right possessed generally by British citizens, but of course it is their own responsibility to ascertain from the appropriate US authorities what effect, if any, their action may have on their status as a citizen of that country.
British citizens who are also citizens of another country are advised that they cannot be accorded official British protection when they are in the territory of the other citizenship.
www.britainusa.com /consular/dualnata.asp   (522 words)

  
 British nationality law at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
However, some British subjects never became citizens of any country, chiefly from Ireland, as a result of its withdrawal from the Commonwealth in 1949, and India and Pakistan, because the British Government refused to recognise their nationality laws, which did not provide for citizenship for everyone who was born in their countries.
For the purposes of the European Communities treaties, the nationals of the United Kingdom comprise all British citizens, British subjects with the right of abode, and British Overseas Territories citizens by virtue of a connexion with Gibraltar.
All categories of British nationality can be renounced by a declaration made to the Secretary of State.
www.wiki.tatet.com /British_nationality_law.html   (1950 words)

  
 Green Party - Real Progress   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
NY204 While it remains, British Nationality must be based predominantly on residence rather than inheritance and must not discriminate by colour or race across generations.
NY514 British Nationality will also be automatically available prior to their 18th birthday to all children of British Nationals born overseas but now normally resident in the UK.
NY515 British Nationality will not be automatically available to children of British nationals settled elsewhere, unless the country of birth did not provide them with a nationality or they move to the UK to reside before their 18th birthday.
policy.greenparty.org.uk /mfss/natality.html   (783 words)

  
 Nationality law - UK immigration article (Legal500.com)
British nationality law is more complex than the equivalent laws of many other countries.
This is mainly due to the history of the British Empire, and the rights that citizens of its colonies and territories have acquired as a result of colonial expansion.
C) British Overseas Citizenship for those who did not belong to A or B. Individuals who fall within A or B may be entitled to registration as full British citizens on completion of five years' residence in the UK.
www.legal500.com /devs/uk/im/ukim_004.htm   (2226 words)

  
 Colonialism
The term also refers to a set of beliefs used to legitimize or promote this system, especially the belief that the mores of the colonizer are superior to those of the colonized.
These nations do not, however, represent the normal course of colonialism in that they are either settler societies, or tradepost cities.
Critics of the alleged abuses of economic and political advantages accruing to developed nations via globalised capitalism have referred to them as neocolonialism, and see them as a continuation of the domination and exploitation of ex-colonial countries, merely utilizing different means.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/c/co/colonialism.html   (510 words)

  
 Article: Towards a European Nationality Law, vol. 8.3
The nationality of a Member State is to be determined exclusively on the basis of the national law of that Member State and not by Community law.
Because of the German declaration on nationality made in 1957, the entire population of the Democratic Republic of Germany already belonged to the group of persons that were German for Community purposes: the population of the Federal Republic of Germany.
The autonomy of Member States in nationality matters was recently underlined in a written answer by Commissioner G. Verheugen to a written question posed by a Member of the European Parliament on the position of stateless persons in the candidate Member State Slovenia; E-1641/03.
www.ejcl.org /83/art83-4.html   (15370 words)

  
 GlobaLex - Finding the Law: the Micro-States and Small Jurisdictions of Europe Guide
Inhabitants of breakaway provinces, including Transnistria and perhaps Kosovo, may face similar difficulties to the degree that their nationality laws recognize as citizens persons who are excluded as such under the laws of the recognized state.
However, where European Union law, specifically the Brussels and Lugano rules, do not apply, the common law rules last set out and annotated in the 11th edition (1987), superseded in England, should be considered.
The importance of tax law and policy to the European micro-states is apparent from the European Union policy statements; thus, an article by EU Commissioner Frits Bolkestein, published Feb.
www.nyulawglobal.org /globalex/Microstates.htm   (2753 words)

  
 Wonko's World: Nationality Office confirm no English nationality
In this post I emailed the Nationality Office after reading that they had advised somebody there was no such thing as an English nationality and somebody subsequently claiming that this was a breach of Article 15 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
I have had a reply from the Nationality Office advising that under British law there is no English nationality, only British.
Nationality Group, 3rd floor India Buildings, Water Street, Liverpool L2 The telephone number is 0845 010 5200.
www.wonkosworld.co.uk /blog/2005/06/nationality-office-confirm-no-english.html   (723 words)

  
 Immigration & Nationality Directorate -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Nationality Group Helpdesk staffed by a dedicated team of telephone agents is available to answer your calls quickly and professionally.
The short increase of waiting times for ALL Nationality applications is due to a large influx of Naturalisation applications received prior to 1st November 2005.
If you wish to apply for British citizenship and you plan to travel abroad within 12 weeks of making an application, you should not send in original passports or travel documents with your application.
www.ind.homeoffice.gov.uk /ind/en/home/applying/british_nationality.html   (874 words)

  
 Immigration & Nationality Directorate -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Jamaican citizenship or British Dependent Territories citizenship), that person will not be required to take an oath of allegiance to the Crown prior to registration or naturalisation as a British citizen.
The Colonial Laws Validity Act 1865, which applied to all the Crown's possessions in which there existed any form of legislature (s.1), invalidated any law considered to be "repugnant" to an Act of the British Parliament (s.2).
Accordingly, whether or not a territory within the Crown's dominions attained Dominion status prior to 1949 was in a sense immaterial in British nationality law.
www.ind.homeoffice.gov.uk /ind/en/home/laws___policy/policy_instructions/nis/c-d/dominions.textonly.html   (946 words)

  
 IHRC - IHRC UPDATE: Comment and Analysis on British Dual Nationality Law and other crackdowns ; War on Iraq; Central ...
Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights, Immigration and the British Government,’ highlights more of the British government’s undermining of the basic rights of those residing within the UK, and provides a good background to their current crackdown on Muslims by different means.
British Policy Toward the Arab-Israeli Conflict in the Light of International Law - the case of the Palestinian refugees
Siraj Sait, lawyer and lecturer in law and specialist in international law, UK Israel: as a Rogue State According to the U.N. Prof.
www.ihrc.org.uk /show.php?id=600   (1012 words)

  
 Fayed's brother gains British passport
MOHAMED FAYED'S six-year campaign for British citizenship took a huge step forward last night when the Government granted a passport to his brother, Ali.
Although the Fayeds arrived in Britain in the Sixties, they first applied for citizenship in 1993 when a claim was lodged by Ali for naturalisation under the 1981 British Nationality Act.
Although the Government originally threatened to contest this ruling, in December 1997 Mr Straw abandoned an appeal to the House of Lords and said he would consider the applications afresh "on their merits".
www.telegraph.co.uk /htmlContent.jhtml?html=/archive/1999/03/12/nfay12.html   (812 words)

  
 Immigration Act 1971 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Immigration Act of 1971 was an Act of Parliament of the United Kingdom concerning immigration which came into law in 1971.
It introduced the concept of patriality or right of abode.
 This article is a stub relating to law in the United Kingdom, or any of its constituent countries.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Immigration_Act_1971   (124 words)

  
 British High Commission, Ottawa British Nationality Law
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This country (UK) had no nationality law until the coming into force, on 1 January 1915, of the British Nationality & Status of Aliens Act 1914.
A British woman marrying an alien lost her British subject status atuomatically on marriage, before 1933 whether or not she acquired her husband's citizenship; from that date onwards she lost it only if she acquired the nationality of her husband.
www.britishhighcommission.gov.uk /servlet/Front?pagename=OpenMarket/Xcelerate/ShowPage&c=Page&cid=1107296951609   (487 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Colonialism Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Indian writer and political activist Arundhati Roy said that debating the pros and cons of colonialism/imperialism "is a bit like debating the pros and cons of rape".
The British East India Company, founded in 1600
The Dutch East India Company, founded in 1602
www.ipedia.com /colonialism.html   (292 words)

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