Southern Cameroon (now Cameroon)
Residents and those born in Southern Cameroon (what is now known as Cameroon) have several ways in which to claim British Nationality. These are:
- A British or UK-born mother or father
- Not having gained nationality of Cameroon on Independence
- A grandparent born in the UK
- A parent or grandparent born outside of Cameroon
- A parent or grandparent holding a nationality other than Cameroon
STATUS OF CAMEROON
From 20.07.1922 until 12.12.1946, Southern Cameroon was a UK Mandated Territory.
From 13.12.1946 until 30.09.1961, it was a UK Trust Territory.
From 01.10.1961, it became a foreign country (known as the Cameroon Republic).
From 13.11.1995, Cameroon was an independent Commonwealth country. Click here for more information about the consequences of being born in a Commonwealth country.
For these and other forms of British Nationality available to Cameroon residents, those born there or nationals, click on British Citizenship.