Sierra Leone

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

STATUS OF SIERRA LEONE

Prior to Independence, Sierra Leone was made up of two territories.

From Independence on 27.04.1961 until the present day, Sierra Leone is an independent Commonwealth country.

Sierra Leone Colony

From 1860 to 31.12.1948, the Sierra Leone Colony fell within the Crown's Dominions.

Between 01.01.1949 and 26.04.1961, it fell within 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.

Sierra Leone Protectorate

From 1896 to 26.04.1961, it was a British Protectorate.

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

img4

Ask Philip Gamble whether you (or your children) have a claim to British nationality.

ASK PHILIP GAMBLE NOW!
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.