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British Nationality and Status of Aliens Act 1943

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British Nationality of Certain Persons born abroad

1British nationality by registration

(1)Sub-paragraph (v) of paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of section one of the British Nationality and Status of Aliens Act, 1914 (hereinafter referred to as " the principal Act "), shall cease to have effect.

(2)A person born outside His Majesty's dominions whose father was at the time of the birth a British subject shall be deemed to be and always to have been a natural-born British subject—

(a)in the case of a person born after or within one year before the commencement of this Act, if his birth is registered at a consulate of His Majesty within one year after its occurrence;

(b)in the case of any person, whether born before or after the commencement of this Act, if his birth is at any time registered at such a consulate with the permission of the Secretary of State or the Secretary of State directs that although registered without his permission it shall be deemed to have been registered with his permission.

2British nationality of persons born in foreign countries where His Majesty exercises jurisdiction

(1)Any person born, whether before or after the commencement of this Act, in a place where by treaty, capitulation, grant, usage, sufferance, or other lawful means, His Majesty was at the time of that person's birth exercising jurisdiction over British subjects, shall, if at the time of his birth his father was a British subject, be deemed to be and, in the case of a person born before the commencement of this Act, always to have been, a natural-born British subject.

(2)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (i) of paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of section one of the principal Act, any such person as aforesaid shall be deemed to have been born within His Majesty's allegiance.

3British nationality of posthumous children

Any person born after the death of his father, whether before or after the commencement of this Act, shall, if his father died a British subject, be deemed to be and, in the case of a person born before the commencement of this Act, always to have been, a natural-born British subject in any case in which he would have been a natural-born British subject if his father had survived and remained a British subject until after the birth.

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