British Nationality could be obtained through your birth, or through the birth of any one of your parents or grandparents, in Kiribati. This arises because of Britain's relationship with Kiribati and Britain's Colonial history. As a general rule, any person born in Kiribati before 09.11.1915 was a British Protected Person (BPP).
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 Kiribati that were passed over the years.
STATUS OF KIRIBATI
From 27.05.1892 until 09.11.1915, Kiribati was a British Protectorate.
From 10.11.1915 until 31.12.1948, the Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony was within the Crown’s Dominions.
From 01.01.1949 until 30.09.1975, Kiribati fell within the UK and Colonies.
From 01.10.1975 to 11.07.1979, the Ellice Group detached and the remaining Kiribati islands (then known as the Gilbert Islands) were part of the UK and Colonies.
From 12.07.1979 until the present day, Kiribati (the former Gilbert Islands) is 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.
Click here for more information on the status of a British Protected Person (based on birth in a British Protectorate).