Nationality

This is what is shown on your passport or your certificate of naturalisation.

Some people have permits from the Home Office to reside in the UK. Unfortunately, this does not automatically give you the right to vote however long you have been resident.

Also, marriage to a British Citizen does not automatically award British Citizenship (unless the marriage was before 1948). A spouse needs to apply for British Citizenship before they can be registered.

Commonwealth Countries

Antigua and Barbuda

Kenya

Samoa

Australia

Kiribatic

Seychelles

The Bahamas

Lesotho

Sierra Leone

Bangladesh

Malawi

Singapore

Barbados

Malaysia

Solomon Islands

Belize

Maldives

South Africa

Botswana

Malta

Sri Lanka

Brunei

Mauritius

Swaziland

Darussalam

Mozambique

Tonga

Cameroon

Namibia

Trinidad and Tobago

Canada

Nauru

Tuvalu

Cyprus

New Zealand

Uganda

Dominica

Nigeria

United Kingdom

Fiji Islands

Pakistan

United Republic of Tanzania

Ghana

Papua New Guinea

Vanuatu

Grenada

Rwanda

Zambia

Guyana

St Kitts and Nevis

Zimbabwe

India

St Lucia

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Jamaica

St Vincent and The Grenadines

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European Union Countries

Austria

Germany

The Netherlands

Belgium

Greece

Poland

Bulgaria

Hungary

Portugal

Croatia

Italy

Romania

Czech Republic

Latvia

Slovakia

Denmark

Lithuania

Slovenia

Estonia

Luxembourg

Spain

Finland

Malta

Sweden

France

British Dependent Territories

Anguilla

Cayman Islands

St Helena and Dependencies (Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha)

Bermuda

Falkland Island and Dependencies

South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands

British Antarctic Territory

Gibraltar

The Sovereign Base Area of Akrotiri and Dhekelia in Cyprus

British Indian Ocean Territory

Montserrat

Turks and Caicos Islands

British Virgin Islands

Pitcairn Island

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**Many Hong Kong citizens already possess British Citizenship and are eligible for Registration. However, the majority of Hong Kong Citizens were previously British Dependent Territory (BDT) citizens until HK ceased to be a BDT on 1 July 1997. They will now be classed as British Nationals (overseas) or British Overseas citizens - both terms fall within the meaning of Commonwealth citizens as defined by the British Nationality Act 1981 and are eligible for registration.

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