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British Nationality could be obtained through your birth, or through the birth of any one of your parents or grandparents, in Singapore. This arises because of Britain's relationship with Singapore 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 governing Singapore that have been passed over the years.


From 1858 until 31.03.1946, Singapore fell within the Crown’s Dominions.

Between 01.04.1946 and 31.12.1948, it fell within the Crown’s Dominions as the Colony of Singapore.

From 01.01.1949 until 02.06.1959, it was within the UK and Colonies.

From 03.06.1959, Singapore was an independent Commonwealth country (including the period of 16.09.1963 to 09.08.1965 when it formed part of the Federation of Malaya.

Click here for more information on the status of Citizen of the United Kingdom & Colonies (CUKC), a status achieved by birth in the Colony.

Singaporeans aged between 18-30 qualify for a Working Holiday Visa for New Zealand.