Even though Bermuda is a tiny (only 21 square miles it total land area) it has its own laws.
In some respects only, they mirror those of the UK.
It is not tied to any laws of the European Union (EU). Many Americans visiting Bermuda assume, wrongly, that British-UK laws apply. Bermuda laws do and in significant ways are much more restrictive to non-nationals than any British, USA, Canadian, Caribbean, Australian, New Zealand and other democratic country laws.
Only in external affairs, some aspects of the judiciary, some areas of defence and some areas of the police is Bermuda subject to UK oversight.
Bermuda has chosen not to be treated as one of the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT) of the European Union (EU).
Bermuda, despite its tiny size, is wealthy enough not to need the support from the United Kingdom some other overseas territories get.
For those who want to work in Bermuda, Work Permits apply just as much to Britons, Canadians, Europeans and Americans as to Philippine nationals or Mongolians.
Britons who are not also Bermudians have none of the rights that Bermudians in the UK now have if they apply for UK passports.
The UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office ( FCO) administers Bermuda internationally but in all other matters Bermuda is a self-governing British Overseas Territory (BOT), 3,076 miles from London, one of the 14 BOTS worldwide. UK Statutory Instruments Applicable to Bermuda as a BOT. The FCO is represented in Bermuda by His Excellency the Governor and Deputy Governor, Government House, 11 Langton Hill, Pembroke HM 13. But in other ways, Bermuda benefits hugely from this, in ways far more strategically important as well as financial.
British officials in Britain and the USA are helpful in Bermuda's affairs.