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Immigration Act 1971

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1The law with respect to registration as a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies shall be modified as follows:—

[a) in the British Nationality Act 1948, immediately before section 6, there shall be inserted as section 5A the provisions set out in Appendix A to this Schedule, and no person shall be entitled to be registered under or by virtue of section 6(1) of that Act except in the transitional cases allowed for by paragraph 2 below ; and

(b)in section 8 of the British Nationality Act 1948 (registration outside United Kingdom)—

(i)after the words " foregoing sections " there shall be inserted in subsection (1) the words

or, subject to subsection (1A) of this section, under section 5Aand in subsection (2) the words " or under section 5A of this Act" ; and

(ii)there shall be omitted in subsection (1) the words from

and as ifonwards (except for purposes of registration by virtue of paragraph 2 below), and there shall be inserted as subsections (1A) and (1B) the provisions set out in Appendix B to this Schedule ; and

(c)for section 9 of the British Nationality Act 1948 there shall be substituted the provisions set out in Appendix C to this Schedule (which insert in the section a reference to the new section 5A and add a requirement for the taking in certain cases of an oath of allegiance).

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