My parents and I are South African born. When I was 3 in 1961, my family left South Africa and my Dad took a civil service position in the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland. He thereby obtained a British Overseas (Commonwealth) Passport and in 1967, we immigrated to the UK. The children were included on my mother’s South African passport.
Whilst in the UK, I think 1968/69, he made application at the Home Office London for separate British Travel documents for me and my Mum as I was going to proceed on a school tour into Europe. Before this was received by me however he decided to return to Africa and I am told he then my Mum was issued a UK passport with a “Right of Abode” with me again included therein. She still travels with a UK passport with no restrictions on residence. My younger sister also travels on a UK passport as she was born after my dad received his Commonwealth one, but she does not have the “Right of Abode”.
The question I have is would I ever be able to find out if a decision was ever taken on my application and if one was, would it be enforceable now. I currently travel on a South African passport.