Section 4L Examples

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BNA 1981 SectionRuleOutcomeReport FileReport TypeNotes
4LUK.D.22.3.23
UK.D.22.3.33
Yes CertainFU101 (Michael Rubens Bloomberg).UKBC_P.SR.YC.docxSRMIKE BLOOMBERG: The applicant's wife was a citizen of the UK and Colonies who became a British citizen on 1 January 1983. The applicant could have registered as a British citizen if the law had allowed a claim through a wife.
4CUK.B.1.2
UK.C.4.4
UK.D.22.3.21
Yes CertainFU77 (Donald John Trump).UKBC_P.SR.YC.docxSRDONALD TRUMP: The applicant's mother was at his birth a British subject and born in the UK. The applicant would have become a British subject and later a citizen of the UK and Colonies and a British citizen on 1 January 1983 if the law had allowed citizenship by descent from a mother.
4LUK.D.22.3.23
UK.D.22.3.33
Yes CertainFU77a (Ivana Marie Trump nee Zelni^kova).UKBC_P.SR.YC.docxSRIVANA TRUMP: If the law had allowed citizenship by descent from a mother, then the applicant's husband (Donald Trump) would have become a British citizen on 1 January 1983. as explained above, and the applicant could until 1987 have registered as a British citizen through her husband.
4LUK.C.5.4.2
UK.D.1.1
UK.D.22.3.32
Yes CertainFU77b (Donald Trump Jnr).UKBC_P.SR.YC.docxSRDONALD TRUMP JNR: If the law had allowed citizenship by descent from a mother, then the applicant's father would have been a citizen of the UK and Colonies at the time of his birth and the applicant could have had his birth registered at the British consulate and become a citizen of the UK and Colonies and on 1 January 1983 a British citizen.
4LUK.C.7.3.1.1.2
UK.D.22.3.24
UK.D.22.3.33
Yes CertainFU77c (Eric Trump).UKBC_P.SR.YC.docxSRERIC TRUMP: His father Donald Trump would have become a British citizen on 1 January 1983 if the law had allowed citizenship by descent from a mother. The applicant could then have registered as a British citizen, as he was born in the period 1983-87.
4CUK.C.5.4.2
UK.D.1.1
UK.D.22.3.32
Yes CertainFU74A (Matthew Previn).UKBC_P.SR.YC.docxSRMATTHEW PREVIN: His mother Mia Farrow was a citizen of the UK and Colonies at the time of his birth. The applicant would have become a citizen of the UK and Colonies and a British citizen if the law had allowed citizenship by descent from a mother.
4LUK.C.7.3.1.1.2
UK.D.22.3.24
UK.D.22.3.33
Yes CertainFU74B (Ronan Farrow).UKBC_P.SR.YC.docxSRRONAN FARROW: His mother Mia Farrow was a British citizen at the time of his birth. The applicant was born in the period 1983-1987, and could have registered as a British citizen if registration through a mother had been allowed.
4CUK.B.1.6.2
UK.C.4.6
UK.D.22.3.21
Yes CertainFU82 (Hillary Clinton).UKBC_P.SR.YC.docxSRHILARY CLINTON: Her father's father was born in the UK and her father and mother were British subjects at the time of her birth. Through her father Hilary could have had her birth registered at the British consulate and become a British subject and later a citizen of the UK and Colonies and a British citizen. If the law had also allowed citizenship by descent from a mother, that right would have also existed via her mother and thus she qualifies now for registration as a British citizen under section 4C.
4LNo CertainFU82a (William Bill Jefferson Clinton).UKBC_P.SR.NC.docxSRBILL CLINTON: His wife Hilary would have become a British subject, and subsequently a citizen of the UK and Colonies and a British citizen, if her birth had been registered at a British consulate, as was actually possible before 1983. That omission was not attributable to "historical legislative unfairness", so registration as a British citizen is not possible under section 4L, if strictly interpreted.
4LUK.D.22.3.23
UK.D.22.3.33
Yes CertainDDF84 (Douglas Drysdale).UKBC_P.SR.YC.docxSRThe grandmother of the applicant's first wife was born in Ireland when it was part of the UK. If the law had allowed citizenship by descent from a mother, then the mother of the applicant's first wife would have become a British subject and a citizen of the UK and Colonies, and she could have had her birth registered at a British consulate and become a citizen of the UK and Colonies and a British citizen. If the law had allowed a claim through a wife, the applicant could have registered as a British citizen.