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Regulations may be made under section nineteen of the principal Act—
(a)for any purpose for which it appears to the Secretary of State to be expedient to make such regulations in consequence of the provisions of this Act :
(b)for enabling the births and deaths of British subjects born or dying in any country in which His Majesty has for the time being no diplomatic or consular representatives to be registered by persons serving in the diplomatic, consular or other foreign service of any Power which, by arrangement with His Majesty, has undertaken to represent His interests in that country or by a person authorised in that behalf by the Secretary of State:
(c)for securing that any declaration made, registration effected, or permission, consent, or direction given, whether before or after the commencement of this Act, in accordance with any provision of any law in force in any Dominion, may, for the purposes of this Act and the principal Act have the like effect as a declaration, registration, permission, consent, or direction, made, effected, or given, in accordance with any corresponding provision of those Acts respectively or of the regulations made thereunder.
If during any war in which His Majesty may be engaged the birth of any person is registered in accordance with regulations made under the principal Act by a person serving in the diplomatic, consular or other foreign service of a foreign Power, or by a person authorised in that behalf by the Secretary of State, the birth of that person shall be deemed for the purposes of section one of this Act to have been registered at a consulate of His Majesty.
(1)In this Act the following expressions have the meanings hereby respectively assigned to them, that is to say :—
" Consulate of His Majesty " means the office of a consular officer of His Majesty where a register of births is kept, or, in the case of any territory where there is no such office and there is a resident or administrator appointed by a Government of His Majesty, or any other representative of His Majesty, the office of such resident, administrator or representative:
" Dominion" means a Dominion specified in the First Schedule to the principal Act:
" The present war period " means the period beginning with the third day of September, nineteen hundred and thirty-nine, and ending with such date as His Majesty may by Order in Council appoint.
(2)Subsection (1) of section eight of the principal Act (which extends to British Possessions the provisions of that Act as to the grant and revocation of certificates of naturalization, subject to the modifications therein mentioned), and sections twenty, twenty-two, and twenty-three, and subsection (1) of section twenty-six of that Act (which relate to proof of documents and other supplemental matters) shall have effect as if the references therein to that Act included references to this Act.
(1)This Act may be cited as the British Nationality and Status of Aliens Act, 1943, and this Act and the British Nationality and Status of Aliens Acts, 1914 to 1933, may be cited together as the British Nationality and Status of Aliens Acts, 1914 to 1943.
(2)The provisions of the principal Act set out in the first column of the Schedule to this Act are hereby repealed to the extent specified in the second column of that Schedule.
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