St Helena Ascension Gough and Tristan da Cunha

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STATUS OF THE ATLANTIC ISLANDS (St Helena, Ascension, Gough and Tristan da Cunha )

In 1922, Ascension Island became a Dependency of St Helena. In 1938, Gough Island and Tristan da Cunha also became Dependencies of St Helena.

On 01.01.1949, all these islands came 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.

On 01.01.1983, they became classified as a British Dependent Territory. Click here for more information on the status of a  British Overseas Dependent Territory.

Click here for more information on how being linked to these Atlantic islands can lead to British Nationality.


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

Learn more about these routes to British Nationality: 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. is a subsidiary of Sable International.

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