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St Helena Ascension Gough and Tristan da Cunha

STATUS OF THE ATLANTIC ISLANDS (St Helena, Ascension, Gough and Tristan da Cunha )

In 1922, Ascension Island became a Dependency of St Helena. In 1938, Gough Island and Tristan da Cunha also became Dependencies of St Helena.

On 01.01.1949, all these islands came within the UK and Colonies. Click here for more information on the status of Citizen of the United Kingdom & Colonies (CUKC), a status achieved by birth in the Colony.

On 01.01.1983, they became classified as a British Dependent Territory. Click here for more information on the status of a  British Overseas Dependent Territory.

Click here for more information on how being linked to these Atlantic islands can lead to British Nationality.