"In accordance with the provisions of Article 9 of the present Convention, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland hereby reserves its rights, in derogation of the third paragraph of Article 1, to determine in accordance with the lex fori the place where the testator had his domicile."
Extension of the Convention to former British territories* on 16 December 1964 (the Convention entered into force for these territories on 14 February 1965):
the New Hebrides •• (as fas as the jurisdiction of the British National Court is concerned)
Saint Christopher, Nevis ••
and on the dates indicated to:Barbados •• on 9 March 1965 (entered into force on 8 May 1965)
British Guyana •• on 9 March 1965 (entered into force on 8 May 1965)
Mauritius**• 21 December 1965 (entered into force on 19 February 1966)
Saint Lucia •• 14 March 1966 (entered into force on 13 May 1966)
Saint Vincent •• 14 June 1966 (entered into force on 13 August 1966)
Swaziland • 23 March 1967 (entered into force on 22 May 1967)
Hong Kong ••• 24 June 1968 (entered into force on 23 August 1968)
* With the following reservation: "... in accordance with Article 9 of the Convention that, in respect of each of the above-named territories, the United Kingdom reserves the right, in derogation of the third paragraph of Article 1 of the Convention, to determine in accordance with the lex fori the place where the testator had his domicile."
** With the following reservation: "Furthermore, in accordance with Article 10 of the Convention, the United Kingdom reserves the right, in respect of this territory, not to recognise testamentary dispositions made orally, save in exceptional circumstances, by one of its nationals possessing no other nationality."
• This country achieved independence and declared that it considers itself bound by the Convention or acceded to the Convention (see infra under other States).
•• This country achieved independence. No declaration has been made on the continuation in force of the Convention. Date of independence: Dominica became the Commonwealth of Dominica (3 November 1978); Gambia (18 February 1965); New Hebrides became the Republic of Vanuatu (30 July 1980); Saint Christopher and Nevis became Saint Kitts and Nevis (19 September 1983); Seychelles (29 June 1976); Barbados (30 November 1966); British Guyana became the Republic of Guyana (26 May 1966); Saint Lucia (22 February 1979); Saint Vincent became Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (27 October 1979).
••• On 1 July 1997, the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland restored Hong Kong to the People's Republic of China. See under "CHINA, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region".