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(1)A person who is registered as a British citizen under subsection (1) of section 1 above, and satisfies the requirements of subsection (2) of that section, shall be treated for the purposes of the principal Act as—
(a)a British citizen by descent; or
(b)a British citizen otherwise than by descent,
according as, immediately before becoming a British citizen, he was for the purposes of that Act a British Dependent Territories citizen by descent or a British Dependent Territories citizen otherwise than by descent.
(2)A person who is registered as a British citizen under subsection (1) of section 1 above, and satisfies the requirements of subsection (3) of that section, shall be treated for the purposes of the principal Act as a British citizen by descent.
(3)The following provisions of the principal Act shall have effect as if this Act were included in that Act, namely—
section 37 (Commonwealth citizenship);
section 40 (deprivation of citizenship);
section 41 (regulations);
section 42 (general provisions about registration etc.);
section 45 (evidence);
section 46 (offences);
section 47 (legitimated children);
section 48 (posthumous children);
section 50 (interpretation);
section 51(3) (meaning of “citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies” in other Acts and instruments).
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