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1(1)A person shall be taken to have a connection with Hong Kong for the purposes of section 1(2) of this Act if—E+W+S+N.I.
(a)subject to paragraph 2 below, he, his father or his mother was born, naturalised or registered in Hong Kong or found abandoned there as a new-born infant;
(b)he, his father or his mother was adopted (whether or not in Hong Kong) and the adopter or, in the case of a joint adoption, one of the adopters was at the time of the adoption a British Dependent Territories citizen by virtue of his having a connection with Hong Kong as specified in this Schedule;
(c)he, his father or his mother (“the registered person”) was registered outside Hong Kong on an application based (wholly or partly) on any of the following—
(i)residence in Hong Kong;
(ii)descent from a person born in Hong Kong;
(iii)descent from a person naturalised, registered or settled in Hong Kong (whether before or after the birth of the registered person);
(iv)descent from a person adopted (whether or not in Hong Kong) in the circumstances specified in sub-paragraph (b) above;
(v)marriage to a person who is a British Dependent Territories citizen by virtue of his having a connection with Hong Kong as specified in this Schedule or would, but for his death or renunciation of citizenship, be such a citizen by virtue of his having such a connection;
(vi)Crown service under the government of Hong Kong;
(vii)where the registered person had previously renounced citizenship of the United Kingdom and Colonies, or British Dependent Territories citizenship, birth, naturalisation or registration in Hong Kong;
(d)at the time of his birth his father or mother was settled in Hong Kong;
(e)his father or mother was born to a parent who at the time of the birth was a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies by virtue of his having a connection with Hong Kong as specified in this Schedule; or
(f)being a woman, she was married before 1st January 1983 to a man who is a British Dependent Territories citizen by virtue of his having a connection with Hong Kong as specified in this Schedule or would, but for his death or renunciation of citizenship, be such a citizen by virtue of his having such a connection.
(2)In sub-paragraph (1) above “registered” means registered—
(a)as a British Dependent Territories citizen, or
(b)before 1st January 1983, as a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies;
and “registration” shall be construed accordingly.
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