Foreign and Commonwealth Office and predecessors: Nationality and Treaty Departments: Registered Files (NN, NT, TY and GN Series)

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office and predecessors: Nationality and Treaty Departments: Registered Files (NN, NT, TY and GN Series)

This series consists of registered files of the Nationality and Consular Department of the Commonwealth Office, the Treaty and Nationality Department of the Foreign Office, the joint FO/CO Nationality and Treaty Department, and its successor in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The files deal with both policy and individual cases.


By former file reference

Related Material:
For earlier Commonwealth Office nationality and consular records see DO 176
For earlier Foreign Office treaty and nationality records see FO 372
Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Former references:
in its original department:   GN, NN, NT and TY file series
Legal status:
Public Record
Commonwealth Office, Nationality and Consular Department, 1966-1968
Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Nationality and Treaty Department, 1968-1990
Foreign Office, Treaty and Nationality Department, 1953-1962
Physical description:
629 file(s)
Access conditions:
Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:
Foreign and Commonwealth Office , from 1999
Series is accruing
Administrative / biographical background:

The Nationality and Treaty Departments dealt with policy and individual cases relating to questions of nationality, visas and passports and extradition, and treaty administration matters. After the formation of the joint Foreign Office/Commonwealth Office department in April 1967, control of Commonwealth Office consular matter passed to a second joint Foreign Office/Commonwealth Office Consular Department.

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