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List of Members of the Commonwealth of Nations

List of Members of the Commonwealth of Nations
Country nameJoinedNote
Antigua and Barbuda1 November 1981
Australia11 December 1931
Bahamas, The10 July 1973
Bangladesh18 April 1972
Barbados30 November 1966
Belize21 September 1981
Botswana30 September 1966
Brunei1 January 1984
Cameroon13 November 1995
Canada11 December 1931
Cyprus13 March 1961
Dominica3 November 1978
Gambia, The18 February 1965
Ghana6 March 1957
Grenada7 February 1974
Guyana26 May 1966
India15 August 1947
Jamaica6 August 1962
Kenya12 December 1963
Kiribati12 July 1979
Lesotho4 October 1966
Malawi6 July 1964
Malaysia16 September 1963
Maldives9 July 1982Maldives was a special member from 9 July 1982 until 20 July 1985.
Malta21 September 1964
Mauritius12 March 1968
Mozambique13 November 1995
Namibia21 March 1990
Nauru1 November 1968The nation was a special member from 1 November 1968 until 1 May 1999, when it became a full member, before reverting back to special status in January 2006.
New Zealand11 December 1931
Nigeria1 October 1960Suspended in 1995, suspension lifted in 1999.
Pakistan14 August 1947Left in 1972, rejoined 1989; suspended in 1999, suspension lifted in 2004; again suspended in 2007, suspension lifted in 2008. Includes the city of Gwadar, transferred from Muscat and Oman on 8 September 1958.
Papua New Guinea16 September 1975
Rwanda29 November 2009
Saint Kitts and Nevis19 September 1983
Saint Lucia22 February 1979
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines27 October 1979Saint Vincent and the Grenadines was a special member from 27 October 1979 until 1 June 1985.
Samoa28 August 1970Joined as Western Samoa, subsequently changing its name to Samoa on 4 July 1997.
Seychelles29 June 1976
Sierra Leone27 April 1961
Singapore†15 October 1965First joined as part of Malaysia on 16 September 1963.
Solomon Islands7 July 1978
South Africa11 December 1931Left on 31 May 1961, rejoined on 1 June 1994.
Sri Lanka4 February 1948Joined as the Dominion of Ceylon, subsequently changing its name in 1972.
Swaziland6 September 1968
Tanzania26 April 1964Merger of Tanganyika and Zanzibar.
Tonga4 June 1970
Trinidad and Tobago31 August 1962
Tuvalu1 October 1978Tuvalu was a special member from 1 October 1978 until 1 September 2000.
Uganda9 October 1962
United Kingdom11 December 1931
Vanuatu30 July 1980
Zambia24 October 1964
Fiji10 October 1970Left in 1987; rejoined in 1997; suspended on 6 June 2000; suspension lifted on 20 December 2001; again suspended in 8 December 2006 because of the 2006 Fijian coup d'état. Following the decisions taken by the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group on 31 July 2009, Fiji Islands was suspended from membership of the Commonwealth on 1 September 2009.
Ireland11 December 1931One of the original Dominions at the time of the Statute of Westminster 1931. Left after passing the Republic of Ireland Act in 18 April 1949.
Zimbabwe1 October 1980Suspended on 19 March 2002. Withdrew voluntarily on 7 December 2003.
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