Kamaran (now part of Yemen)
As a general rule, those born in Kamaran before 1967 were British Protected Persons (BPPs). Residents and those born in Kamaran had several ways in which to claim British Nationality. These are:
- A British or UK-born mother or father
- Not having gained nationality of Yemen on Independence Day
- A grandparent born in the UK
- A parent or grandparent born outside of Yemen
- A parent or grandparent holding a nationality other than Yemeni
The Independence Day arrangements on 30.11.1967 also give rise to many Aden residents gaining one of the various forms of British Nationality. As a general rule, those born in the Aden Protectorates (Eastern or Western) would have held British Protected Person (BPP) status. This status would have been lost if the new Yemen constitution granted nationality. If not, then this BPP status would have been maintained and, in some cases, this can be upgraded to full British Nationality.
Those born in the Aden Colony would have held Citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies (CUKC) status. This status would have been lost if the new Yemen constitution granted nationality. If not, then British Overseas Citizen (BOC) status would have been achieved and, in some cases, this can be upgraded to full British Nationality.
For these and other forms of British Nationality available to Aden residents, those born in Aden or Yemeni nationals, click on British Citizenship.
STATUS OF Kamaran
From 1871 until 31.12.1953, the British crown exercised Extra Territorial Jurisdiction. Between 01.01.1954 and 29.11.1967, Kamaran was a British Protectorate.
Click here for more information on the status of a British Protected Person (based on birth in a British Protectorate).
Yemen as created by merge of the Aden Colony, the Aden Protectorates and Kamaran on 30.11.1967.
It remained a foreign country since that date. It excludes the Kuria Muria Islands.