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Turks and Caicos Islands: Information on whether the holder of a United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland passport, which indicates nationality as British dependent territories citizen and is notated on page 4 "Subject is British, British Dependent Territories citizen, Turks and Caicos Islands" has all the rights of a British citizen

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 November 1995
Citation / Document Symbol TCA22344.E
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Turks and Caicos Islands: Information on whether the holder of a United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland passport, which indicates nationality as British dependent territories citizen and is notated on page 4 "Subject is British, British Dependent Territories citizen, Turks and Caicos Islands" has all the rights of a British citizen, 1 November 1995, TCA22344.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6abfd9c.html [accessed 29 August 2014]
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An official at the Consular section of the British High Commission in Ottawa indicated in a 27 November 1995 letter sent to the DIRB that unlike British citizenship, "citizenship of a Depedent Territory does not give the holder right of abode in the United Kingdom." The official further indicated in the letter that a holder of a Dependent Territories passport "does not have the right to live and/or work in the United Kingdom without prior entry clearance" (27 Nov. 1995). However, such as person does not require a visa to enter the United Kingdom if "his or her intention is for a visit only" (ibid.).

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.

Reference

Embassy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Ottawa. 27 November 1995. Letter sent to the DIRB.

Attachment

Embassy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Ottawa. 27 November 1995. Letter sent to the DIRB.

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