Commonwealth Countries

 

 

Citizens from Commonwealth Countries who have a grandparent born in the UK can apply for the UK Ancestry Visa to work and live in the UK for 5 years. This is one of the many visa advantages to having ancestral ties to the UK. If you are a UK resident and a citizen of one of these countries you are eligible to vote in UK elections.

The following list is all the Commonwealth Countries:

Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda
Australia
Australian Antarctic Territory
Bahamas
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belize
Bermuda
Botswana
British Antarctic Territory
British Indian Ocean Territory
British Virgin Islands
Brunei
Cameroon
Canada
Cayman Islands
Channel Islands
Cook Islands
Cyprus
Dominica
Falkland Islands
Falkland Islands Dependencies
Fiji
Gambia
Ghana
Gibraltar
Grenada
Guyana
India
Isle of Man
Jamaica
Kenya
Kiribati
Lesotho
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Malta
Mauritius
Montserrat
Mozambique
Namibia
Nauru
New Zealand
Nigeria
Niue
Norfolk Island
Pakistan
Papua New Guinea
Pitcairn Islands
Ross Dependency
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Sri Lanka
St Christopher-Nevis
St Helena
St Lucia
St Vincent and the Grenadines
Swaziland
Tanzania
Tokelau
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands
Tuvalu
Uganda
Vanuatu
Western Samoa
Zambia
Zimbabwe

 

Commonwealth Countries: Right of Abode in UK

If you are not a British citizen, you may still have the right of abode if, on 31 December 1982, you were:

  • a Commonwealth citizen with a parent who, at the time of your birth or legal adoption, was a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies because he/she was born in the United Kingdom or
  • a female Commonwealth citizen who was, or had been, married to a man who had the right of abode. You must have been married to him before 1 January 1983.

 

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