After doing a lot of research (I have spent over an hour on this) I have come to the conclusion that it’s a possibility. It’s a slim possibility but nonetheless a possibility. However if you’ve been already told by the British Embassy in Yemen I don’t think it’s looking good but, you will get a definitive answer if you telephone the number at the bottom of this thread which I have posted below.
You could be eligible for British citizenship if you were:
· Born to a parent who was born in the UK before 1983.
· Born before 1983 to a parent who was born after 1949 – as long as that parent a) was a British Citizen, or b) had a parent born in the UK.
· Born after 1948, and your parents were married before 1949 and your paternal grandfather was born in the UK.
And you have not got Yemeni citizenship and you have the documentation that you do have that confirms that.
Those born in the Aden Colony would have held Citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies (CUKC) status. This status would have been lost if the new Yemen constitution granted nationality. If not As in your case) , then British Overseas Citizen (BOC) status would have been achieved and, in some cases, this can be upgraded to full British Nationality.
Ordinarily, you could have made an application online here and have the matter decided by the Passport Agency. However, presumably because of the recommendation that no one travels to Yemen at the moment and any political unrest, you cannot currently apply online. I don’t know why that is other than as I have said.
You can contact the UK Visa and Immigration who will give you a definitive answer which I think is going to be more accurate than the British Embassy in Yemen although I doubt very much that the British Embassy in Yemen have not had this question before and don’t know the answer but, it does depend who you spoken to.
You will get the definitive answer here.
Telephone: 0300(###) ###-####
Monday to Thursday, 9am to 5pm
Friday, 9am to 4:30pm
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