Great Britain: Acquisition of British citizenship and rights of abode for a person born in 1942 of Sri Lankan citizens
|Publisher||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 August 1991|
|Citation / Document Symbol||GBR9119|
|Cite as||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Great Britain: Acquisition of British citizenship and rights of abode for a person born in 1942 of Sri Lankan citizens, 1 August 1991, GBR9119, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ac6c6f.html [accessed 23 September 2014]|
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Citizenship issues for citizens of British Dependent Territories and Colonies are very complex and each case is dealt with separately. According to a spokesperson at the High Commission of Britain in Ottawa, along with detailed case-specific information it is then necessary to refer to the British Nationality Act & Rights of Abode (1948-1983), the British Immigration Act of 1971, and the British Nationality Act 1981 (High Commission of Britain 7 Aug. 1991).
These documents should be available at:
Government Documents Section, Robarts Library, University of Toronto: 978-3931
Government Documents Section, Scott Library, York University: 736-5139
Legislative Library of Queen's Park: 325-3900
Renouf, 61 Sparks, Ottawa: (613) 238-8985
The IRBDC has a copy of the British Nationality Act 1981. Since it is a big document, we are sending it to you through internal mail.