Normally, British citizenship can only be transmitted to one generation; a person who is a British citizen by descent does not as a general rule automatically pass that citizenship to his or her children1. For this purpose British citizenship 'by descent' is a term of art2, with an exhaustive statutory definition3. By statute, the following British citizens are British citizens by descent:
(1) a person born outside the United Kingdom on or after 1 January 19834 who is a British citizen by virtue only of his father or mother being at the time of the birth5 a British citizen otherwise than by descent6;
(2) a person born outside the United Kingdom on or after 1 January 1983 who is registered as a British citizen7, being the child of a British citizen by descent one of whose parents was a British citizen otherwise than by descent8;
(3) a person born outside the United Kingdom on or after 1 January 1983 who is registered as a British citizen under the transitional provisions9 for chi
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