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Seychelles Act 1976

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4Retention of citizenship of the United Kingdom and Colonies by certain citizens of Seychelles

(1)Subject to subsection (4) of this section, a person shall not cease to be a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies under section 3(2) of this Act if he, his father or his father's father—

(a)was born in the United Kingdom or in a colony or an associated state; or

(b)is or was a person naturalised in the United Kingdom and Colonies; or

(c)was registered as a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies; or

(d)became a British subject by reason of the annexation of any territory included in a colony.

(2)The references to a colony in subsection (1) of this section shall be construed as not including any territory which, on the appointed day, is not a colony for the purposes of the British Nationality Act 1948 as that Act has effect on that day, and accordingly do not include Seychelles.

(3)Subject to subsection (4) of this section, the reference in subsection (1)(b) of this section to a person naturalised in the United Kingdom and Colonies shall include a person who would, if living immediately before the commencement of the British Nationality Act 1948, have become a person naturalised in the United Kingdom and Colonies by virtue of section 32(6) of that Act (persons given local naturalisation in a colony or protectorate before the commencement of that Act).

(4)Subsection (1) of this section shall not apply to a person by virtue of any certificate of naturalisation granted or registration effected by the Governor or Government of a territory which by virtue of subsection (2) of this section is excluded from the references to a colony in subsection (1) of this section or which on the appointed day is not a protectorate or protected state for the purposes of the British Nationality Act 1948 as that Act has effect on that appointed day.

(5)A woman who is the wife of a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies shall not cease to be such a citizen under section 3(2) of this Act unless her husband does so.

(6)Part III of the British Nationality Act 1948 (supplemental provisions) as in force at the passing of this Act shall have effect for the purposes of this section as if this section were included in that Act.

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