Solomon Islands

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

STATUS OF THE SOLOMON ISLANDS

From 1893 until 06.07.1978, the Solomon Islands were a British Protectorate.

From 07.07.1978, they became an independent Commonwealth country.

Bougainville Island is the main island of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville of Papua New Guinea. This region is also known as Bougainville Province or the North Solomons, and includes Buka. Although Bougainville Island is geographically part of the Solomon Islands archipelago, the nation of the Solomon Islands is a separate state.

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:

AnchorBirth in Protectorate and UK-born grandparent

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

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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.

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