International immigration group, 1st Contact has its offices ready for the large number of enquiries already coming through from eligible individuals in an attempt to obtain British Citizenship. A new development in the UK immigration law, which came into effect on 13 January 2010, has made it possible for individuals with British born mothers to gain UK citizenship through registration. Individuals who qualify for this right, under section 4C of the British Nationality Act of 1948, no longer need to apply via the standard ancestral visa route in order to become British citizens.
According to 1st Contact’s Visas manager Robyn Cory “The opportunities for working, living and travelling in the UK and throughout the world on a UK passport are immense, making this an exciting opportunity.”
Cory adds that 1st Contact tracks all the developments and changes in the UK immigration landscape to ensure one of the fastest and smoothest acquisitions of British Citizenship for thousands of newly qualified individuals.
UK immigration law, which came into effect on 13 January 2010, has made it possible for individuals with British born mothers to gain UK citizenship through registration
The reasoning behind this new development in UK immigration legislation under section 4C of the British Nationality Act of 1948, is based on the logic that individuals with British born mothers would theoretically have become British citizens at the time of birth, had women been given equal opportunities to pass on citizenship rights through decent, in the same way as men had.
Another dose of good news for current and prospective parents includes an opportunity for children born outside the United Kingdom to British citizens by descent and after 13 January 2010, can be registered under section 3(2) of the British Nationality Act of 1981, if an application is made at any time before the child’s 18th birthday.
For individuals who feel that they meet the criteria to pursue this opportunity, access to 1st Contact’s online web services can be initiated at any time. For further information on procedure, precise details on who qualifies and a full range of services related to living, working and travelling in the UK and beyond visit www.1stcontactvisas.com