To ask Her Majesty's Government whether membership of the Commonwealth is open to any country; and what is the eligibility criteria.
13 July 2022
The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 56 independent and equal countries. Membership is open to any country subject to meeting the criteria. The Membership criteria can be found here: https://thecommonwealth.org/about/joining. The most recent countries to join were Togo and Gabon, who joined at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Kigali last month (June).