I am curious about citizenship in the British Virgin Islands (this applies to other British-owned islands like Anguilla, Montserrat and Cayman). I will list and number my questions for clarity.
1. I know you have BVI passports (or Angullan or Caymanian, etc..), but are you all considered British citizens too? I heard there was some act in 2002 that made all the people in the territories become British citizens.
2. Why did it take 300-400 years to make you all citizens? The USVI people (where I am from) became US citizens in 1927 and I just find it ludicrous that all you British islands had to wait so long.
3. What citizenship did you all have before that 2002 declaration?
4. Does someone need a US visa to visit the United States if they are from a British-owned island? People from the UK visit the US all the time and don't need visas, so maybe this applies to the British-owned Caribbean as well.
5. To travel to the UK, do you only need a passport? Was travel to the UK this easy before 2002 as well?
6. If they wanted to live in the US, could someone from a British Caribbean island use their British status to get an immigrant visa more easily than someone from an indepedent country? For example, I don't see someone with British citizenship having a hard time living in the US legally, while I see someone with, for example, Jamaican citizenship having a very hard time doing the same.
Any answers would be greatly appreciated. I'm just trying to better understand my neighbors!