Antigua and Barbuda
Residents and those born in Antigua and Barbuda have several ways in which to claim British Nationality. These are:
- A British or UK-born mother or father
- Not having gained nationality of Antigua on Independence Day
- A grandparent born in the UK
- A parent or grandparent born outside of Antigua
- A parent or grandparent holding a nationality other than Antigua
The Independence Day arrangements on 01.11.1981 gave rise to many residents gaining one of the various forms of British Nationality. Those born in Antigua and Barbuda would have held Citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies (CUKC) status. This status would have been lost if the new Antiguan constitution granted nationality. If not, then British Overseas Citizen (BOC) status would have been achieved and, in some cases, this can be upgraded to full British Nationality.
For these and other forms of British Nationality available to Antigua and Barbuda residents, those born there or nationals, click on British Citizenship.
STATUS OF ANTIGUA & BARBUDA
From 1667 until 31.12.1948, Antigua and Barbuda were within the British Crown Dominions.
Between 01.01.1949 and 31.10.1981, it was within the UK and Colonies first as a colonial territory (up to 26.02.1967) and then as an associated state. Click here for more information on the status of Citizen of the United Kingdom & Colonies (CUKC), a status achieved by birth in the Colony.
From 01.11.1981 until the present day, it was an independent Commonwealth country. Click here for more information about the consequences of being born in a Commonwealth country.