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Northern Territories Protectorate (now part of Ghana)

British Nationality could be obtained through your birth, or through the birth of any one of your parents or grandparents, in the Northern Territories Protectorate, now part of Ghana. This arises because of Britain's relationship with Ghana and its Colonial history. As a general rule, any person born in the Protectorate became 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 Ghana that were passed over the years.


Prior to Independence on 06.03.1957, Ghana was made of four different territories.

From this date up until the present day, Ghana was a independent Commonwealth country.

Northern Territories Protectorate

From 1892 until 05.03.1957, this area was a British Protectorate.

Click here for more information on the status of a British Protected Person (based on birth in a British Protectorate).

For more information on how British Nationality could be gained through your birth (or a parent's birth) in a British Protectorate coupled with a UK-born grandparent, watch this short video by Philip Gamble:

Birth in Protectorate and UK-born grandparent