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  • Sch. 4A inserted by 2022 c. 36 Sch. 2

SCHEDULE 3U.K. Countries Whose Citizens are Commonwealth Citizens

Antigua and Barbuda

Australia

The Bahamas

Bangladesh

Barbados

Belize

Botswana

[F1 Brunei]

Textual Amendments

F1"Brunei" inserted by S.I. 1983/1699, arts. 1(2), 3

[F2Cameroon]

Textual Amendments

F2Words in Sch. 3 inserted (25.1.1999) by S.I. 1998/3161, art. 2

Canada

Republic of Cyprus

Dominica

Fiji

F3...

Textual Amendments

F3Words in Sch. 3 omitted (12.11.2015) by virtue of The British Nationality (The Gambia) Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/1771), arts. 1, 2

[F4The Gambia]

Textual Amendments

Ghana

Grenada

Guyana

India

Jamaica

Kenya

Kiribati

Lesotho

Malawi

Malaysia

[F5Maldives]

Textual Amendments

F6...

Textual Amendments

F6Word in Sch. 3 omitted (12.5.2017) by virtue of The British Nationality (Maldives) Order 2017 (S.I. 2017/568), arts. 1, 2

Malta

Mauritius

[F2Mozambique]

Nauru

New Zealand

Nigeria

[F7Pakistan]

Textual Amendments

F7By S.I. 1989/1331, art. 2, it is provided that the Act shall have effect as if in Sch. 3 under the word “Nigeria” there were inserted the word “Pakistan”

Papua New Guinea

[F8Rwanda]

Textual Amendments

[F9Saint Christopher and Nevis]

Textual Amendments

F9"Saint Christopher and Nevis" inserted by S.I. 1983/882, art. 2(a)

Saint Lucia

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Singapore

Solomon Islands

[F10South Africa]

Textual Amendments

F10Words in Sch. 3 inserted (26.7.1994) by S.I. 1994/1634, art. 2

Sri Lanka

Swaziland

Tanzania

Tonga

Trinidad and Tobago

Tuvalu

Uganda

Vanuatu

Western Samoa

Zambia

Zimbabwe

[F11Namibia]

Textual Amendments

F11"Namibia" inserted by S.I. 1990/1502, art. 2

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