Nigerian Colony (now part of Nigeria)

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STATUS OF THE NIGERIAN COLONY

From 1861 until 31.12.1948, the Nigerian Colony fell within the British Crown Dominions.

From 01.01.1949 until 30.09.1960, it was part of 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. Click here for more information on the British Colonies.

Before Independence, Nigeria was made up of three different territories - the Nigerian Colony, the Nigeria Protectorates and Northern Cameroon.

From Independence on the 01.06.1961 up until the present day, Nigeria was an independent Commonwealth country.

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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.