Bahamas Citizenship (Naturalisation)

A person of full age and capacity who is a Commonwealth citizen or a British protected person may be registered as a citizen of The Bahamas if that person makes application for such registration to the Minister in the prescribed manner and satisfies the Minister that he is qualified to be so registered.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR REGISTRATION OR NATURALISATION
1. The qualifications for registration as a citizen of The Bahamas of a Commonwealth citizen, or British protected person or for naturalisation of an alien who applies therefore are-

(a) that he has either actually resided in The Bahamas or been in the service of the Government of The Bahamas, or partly the one and partly the other, throughout the period of twelve months immediately preceding the date of the application; and
(b) that during the nine years immediately preceding the said period of twelve months he has either actually resided in The Bahamas or been in the Government service as aforesaid for periods amounting in the aggregate to not less than six years; and
(c) that he is in the opinion of the Minister of good character; and
(d) that he has a sufficient knowledge of the English language and of the responsibilities of a citizen of the Bahamas; and
(e) that he intends if his application is successful to continue to reside in The Bahamas or to enter into or continue in the service of the Government, and in either case to make The Bahamas his permanent home.

COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES
The United Kingdom and Colonies (and West Indies Associated States)

Canada
Australia
New Zealand
India
Pakistan
Bangladesh
Sri Lanka (Ceylon)
Ghana
Malaysia
Nigeria
Cyprus
Sierra Leone
Tanzania
Jamaica
Trinidad and Tobago
Tonga Uganda
Kenya
Malawi
Malta
Zambia
Nauru
The Gambia
Guyana
Botswana
Lesotho
Singapore
Barbados
Mauritius
Swaziland
Fiji
Western Samoa

Ask Philip Gamble whether you (or your children) have a claim to British nationality.

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Learn more about these routes to British Nationality:

WhatPassport.com is a specialist UK Nationality and British Citizenship site offering an online search and assessment. Claims to hold a British Passport can be complex and the site offers a quick, simple search to give you the answers. While many people qualify for the UK Ancestry Visa based on holding a Commonwealth passport with a UK born grandmother or grandfather, we have found that if you have a grandparent born in the UK, or if your mother is British or your father is British, then there are several scenarios where you can claim British Nationality and the right to hold a British Passport. This stems from Britain’s collection of British Colonies, British Protectorates and British Protected States in the middle of last century and the Nationality rules concerning what are now the countries of the Commonwealth.