Antarctic Territory


Up until 31.12.1948, this territory came within the British Crown Dominions.

Between 01.01.1949 and 02.03.1962, the territory fell within the UK and Colonies as part of the Falkland Islands Dependencies.

From 03.03.1962 until 31.12.1982, the territory came within the UK and Colonies as the British Antarctic Territory.

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 that date until the present, it is a British Dependent Territory.

Click here for more information on the status of a British Overseas Dependent Territory.


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

Learn more about these routes to British Nationality: 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.