Jamaica

British Nationality could be obtained through your birth, or through the birth of any one of your parents or grandparents, in Jamaica. This arises because of Britain's relationship with Jamaica and its Colonial history.

To determine what form of British Nationality you might have, an analysis of your family's history must be done, and then applying it to the Nationality laws of Jamaica that were passed over the years.

STATUS OF JAMAICA

Between 1670 and 31.12.1948, Jamaica fell within the Crown’s 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 the status of Citizen of the United Kingdom & Colonies (CUKC), a status achieved by birth in the Colony.

Cayman Islands

Between 1670 and 1863, it was within the Crown’s 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.

From 01.01.1983 until the present day, it was a British Dependent 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.

Turks & Caicos

Between 1799 and 31.12.1948, the Turks & Caicos fell within the Crown’s Dominions as part of a Colony.

From 01.01.1949 until 31.12.1982, it was within the UK and Colonies, again as part of a colony.

From 01.01.1983 until the present day, it was a British Dependent 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.

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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.

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