Falkland Islands status

A person who enjoys Falkland Islands status is, under the Constitution of the Falkland Islands, a person regarded as belonging to the Falkland Islands. Falkland Islands status can be granted under section 4 of the Falkland Islands Status Ordinance 1998 by the Governor of the Falkland Islands on the advice of the Executive Council.

Who may apply for Falkland Islands Status?

Anybody who is a British citizen, a British Overseas Territories citizen, or a British Overseas citizen, who has been ordinarily resident in the Falkland Islands for at least seven years at the time of application and holds a permanent residence permit, may be granted Falkland Islands status. For full eligibility criteria see Guidance Notes.