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Hi, I was born in UK before 1983 and my parents returned to

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Hi,
I was born in UK before 1983 and my parents returned to India after 9 months. Both my parents are Indian citizen. I hold an Indian passport as I travel a lot and I am 40 years old. Can I still apply for British nationality and passport. I have not formally submitted any document to renounce my British nationality.
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Thanks for your patience.

If you were born in the UK before 1983 then you will be a UK citizen by virtue of your birth. It does not matter if your parents were not UK citizens. Please refer to the following link for confirmation of this:-
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/britishcitizenship/othernationality/Britishcitizenship/borninukorqualifyingterritory/

There is no need for you to register as a UK citizen because you are automatically a UK citizen because you were born here.

Provided you are able to verify your identity and birth with documentation then you can apply for a UK passport in the normal way.

Guidance if you are in India here:-
http://ukinindia.fco.gov.uk/en/help-for-british-nationals/passports/

Good luck!

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