You may apply to resume your British citizenship if you are of sound mind and:

  • you made a declaration to give up British citizenship after 1 January 1983; or
  • you made a declaration to give up citizenship of the United Kingdom and Colonies before 1 January 1983.
  • born, naturalised or registered in the United Kingdom; or
  • registered as a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies in an independent Commonwealth country.