22 y/o Canadian with a dad who was born and raised in England until around the age of 16 when he moved to Canada. 20 years later, I was born (1998), so he must’ve moved from the UK in 1978 ish.
My mom is Canadian and they were married at the time of my birth. Both of my grandparents moved with my dad to Canada and they themselves were born and raised in the UK as well.
Says on the government website:
You’re automatically a British citizen if you were born outside the UK and all of the following apply:
you were born between 1 January 1983 and 30 June 2006 (yep)
your mother or father was a British citizen when you were born (they must have been married if your father had British citizenship but your mother did not) (this I’m not sure about. I don’t think he renounced his citizenship when he moved to Canada though as that seems unnecessary.)
your British parent could pass on their citizenship to you (seems to be yes based on the fact that my dad was born in the UK to British parents)
Your British parent could pass on their citizenship to you if they were one of the following:
- born or adopted in the UK
- given citizenship after applying for it in their own right (not based on having a British parent)
- working as a Crown servant when you were born (for example in the diplomatic service, overseas civil service or armed forces)
Based on this, it seems like I’m eligible, but I just wanted to sanity check it here first.