The former British Empire spanned 127 different territories and, at one time, ruled over a third of the world’s population. The decolonisation process in the last century meant that many old forms of British nationality were passed down from one generation to the next and are still available today as a result.
Get to know what type of territory is relevant to your claim to British nationality
Before you can be sure that you do or do not have a claim to British nationality you’ll need to do some investigating into what part of the world you or your ancestors were born in. Below is a list of the various types of territories that were once under the control of the British Empire in one way or another.
Each type of territory has particular and complex effects on your potential claim to British nationality.
Find out what different types of British territories mean for you
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