Sierra Leone Colony (now part of 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).