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Cayman Islands

STATUS OF THE CAYMANS

Between 1670 and 1863, it was within the British Crown Dominions.

Between 1863 and 31.12.1948, the British Virgin Islands fell within the Crown’s Dominions as a dependency of Jamaica.

From 01.01.1949 until 05.08.1962, it was within the UK and Colonies as a dependency of Jamaica.

From 06.08.1962 until 31.12.1982, it was 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. 

From 01.01.1983 until the present day, it was a British Dependent Territory. Click here for more information on the status of a  British Overseas Dependent Territory.

Jamaica

Between 1670 and 31.12.1948, Jamaica fell within the British Crown Dominions (and included the Caymans from 1863 and the Turks & Caicos from 1874).

From 01.01.1949 until 05.08.1962, it was within the UK and Colonies (though in 1959 to 1962, the Caymans and the Turks & Caicos separated from Jamaica).

From 06.08.1962 until the present day, it was an independent Commonwealth country. 

 

Click here for more information on how you can claim British Nationality from the Cayman Islands.