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Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002

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12British citizenship: registration of certain persons without other citizenship

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(1)The following shall be inserted after section 4A of the British Nationality Act 1981 (c. 61) (registration as British citizen)—

4BAcquisition by registration: certain persons without other citizenship

(1)This section applies to a person who has the status of—

(a)British Overseas citizen,

(b)British subject under this Act, or

(c)British protected person.

(2)A person to whom this section applies shall be entitled to be registered as a British citizen if—

(a)he applies for registration under this section,

(b)the Secretary of State is satisfied that the person does not have, apart from the status mentioned in subsection (1), any citizenship or nationality, and

(c)the Secretary of State is satisfied that the person has not after 4th July 2002 renounced, voluntarily relinquished or lost through action or inaction any citizenship or nationality.

(2)In section 14(1) of that Act (meaning of British citizen “by descent”), in paragraph (d) for “section 5” there shall be substituted “section 4B or 5”.

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