Uganda

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

To find out whether you or your children might have a claim, take a couple of moments to complete our FREE online passport assessment.

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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 

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.