Uganda was a British Protectorate up to its Independence on 08.10.1962. You could be eligible for British citizenship if you were:
- Born in Uganda after 31.12.1948 and before independence on 08.10.1962, and you have a grandparent born in the UK.
- Born between 31.12.1948 and 31.12.1982, a parent was born in Uganda before 08.10.1962 and that parent had a parent born in the UK.
- Born after 01.01.1983, a parent was born in Uganda before 1949 and that parent had a parent born in the UK.
There are hundreds of other ways to qualify. As a general rule, if you were born in a country that is different to either parent or any of your grandparents, or you have a connection back to the UK, Ireland or a former British Territory, then you might have a claim.
How can I find out?
We suggest following our 4 STEP PROCESS, designed to simplify the complex laws of British nationality and to avoid uneccessary and expensive application fees, to find your answer:
Step 1: Dertermine whether you have a Standard Route (birth in the UK before 1983, or a parent born in the UK before 1983)
Step 2: If not, complete our free Nationality Assessment
Step 3: Order a free British Passport Review
Step 4: Conduct a Status Trace
Complete our Nationality Assessment
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:
Status of UGANDA
- Uganda (but not including Bunyoro) was a British Protectorate up until 09.10.1962. Bunyoro became part of this British Protectorate from 1933.
- Click here for more information on the status of a British Protected Person (based on birth in a British Protectorate).
- As from 09.10.1962 up to the present day, Uganda was an independent Commonwealth country. Click here for more information about the consequences of being born in a Commonwealth country.
- Click here for more information about the consequences of being born in a Commonwealth country