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Thanks for your question.
Do you mean Aden, Yemen?
Were either of your parents born in the UK?
Yes - Aden, Yemen. Mother was also born in Aden, Her father was from Wales - I think Col. William Giles - RAF. He met a local and had 2 daughters. One is now deceased. Mother is alive. I understand that Col Giles is also deceased. Mother is presently as US citizen and resides in the US.
Neither parents were born in the UK, however, my mother said she had a British passport and gave it up because of all the problems they were facing at the time. We were Catholics in Aden - not a good idea.
Thanks for your reply.
I'm afraid that beause neither you or either of your parents werer born in the UK and you have not spent any period of residency here on the facts it does not appear that you are eligible to apply for UK citizenship.
In some circumstances persons born abroad can acquire british citizenship from a parent if that parent was born in the UK, but as this is not the case with you it is not relevant.
I'm sorry it could not be better news.
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You're referring to the British Nationality Act 1981 which is the basis on which my answered was formed.
Your mother likely acquired british citizenship because although she was born outside the UK her father was born in the UK. This is in effect citizenship by descent, but once a person has acquired UK citizenship in this way they cannot themselves pass it on to their children that are born outside the UK.
It's unforunate, but there's no getting around it I'm afraid. Thanks for your kind accept.