European Union

The European Union (or EU) currently has 27 member countries, which have transferred some of their sovereignty – or lawmaking authority – to the EU.

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The countries that make up the EU are:

Three more countries have applied for EU membership: Croatia, Turkey and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.


Nationality of an EU country allows the holder the free movement within the EU, including work. The only exception is with the two countries who joined in 2007 (Bulgaria and Romania), where some EU countries still require their citizens to obtain work permits before they are entitled to work. This restriction must, by law, end in the next few years.

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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.