I was born in 1956 in Southern Rhodesia and live in South Africa since 1987. My mother was born in Southern Rhodesia in 1931. She has always held a British passport and is still living in South Africa. Both her parents were born in the UK in about 1902.
I applied in 2012 for citizenship but was declined for not meeting the requirement. I quote "As your mother was born outside the United Kingdom and Colonies, she would have held CUK C status "by descent" at the time of your birth. She would not therefore have been able to pass that status on to you."
With the change in the laws since 2012 would this reason still be applicable and would an application for citizenship be successful?