Samoa

British Nationality could be obtained through your birth, or through the birth of any one of your parents or grandparents, in Samoa. This arises because of Britain's 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 Samoa that were passed over the years.

STATUS OF SAMOA

From 17.12.1920 until 12.12.1945, Western Samoa (as it was then known) was a New Zealand Mandated Territory in which the Crown exercised extra-territorial jurisdiction.

From 13.12.1946 until 31.12.1961, it was a New Zealand Trust Territory in which the Crown exercised extra-territorial jurisdiction.

Between 01.01.1962 and 30.01.1980, it was a foreign country. From 01.01.1983 until the present day, it is 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.