What are the advantages of being a Commonwealth citizen?

If you're a citizen of a Commonwealth country (i.e. Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc.) what advantages do you have in the UK/other Commonwealth countries that you wouldn't have if you were a citizen of, say, the US? For example if you are a Canadian citizen is it easier to move, work, and/or become a citizen of the UK or Australia than it would be if you were American? Any help on this matter from someone who knows would be greatly appreciated as I've had a hell of a time trying to figure this one out.


Yes, Canada is independent but it is also part of the Commonwealth of Nations, a voluntary association of 53 sovereign states that were at some time or another British colonies, that is recognized, but not governed, by the UK.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    The Commonwealth doesn't have too many legal benefits these days, it's mainly a friendship organization. One benefit is that if you are travelling to a country in which your own country doesn't have an embassy, you can obtain assistance from the embassy of any commonwealth country.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Canada's not a commonwealth anymore. They won their independence in 1983(ish?)

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