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British Overseas Territories Act 2002

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6The Ilois: citizenship

(1)A person shall become a British citizen on the commencement of this section if—

(a)he was born on or after 26 April 1969 and before 1 January 1983,

(b)he was born to a woman who at the time was a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies by virtue of her birth in the British Indian Ocean Territory, and

(c)immediately before the commencement of this section he was neither a British citizen nor a British overseas territories citizen.

(2)A person who is a British citizen by virtue of subsection (1) is a British citizen by descent for the purposes of the British Nationality Act 1981 (c. 61).

(3)A person shall become a British overseas territories citizen on the commencement of this section if—

(a)subsection (1)(a) and (b) apply in relation to him, and

(b)immediately before the commencement of this section he was not a British overseas territories citizen.

(4)A person who is a British overseas territories citizen by virtue of subsection (3) is such a citizen by descent for the purposes of the British Nationality Act 1981.

7Repeals

The enactments mentioned in Schedule 2 (which include some which are spent or effectively superseded) are repealed to the extent specified there.

8Short title, commencement and extent

(1)This Act may be cited as the British Overseas Territories Act 2002.

(2)The following provisions of this Act are to come into force on such day as the Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument appoint—

(a)sections 3 to 5 and Schedule 1,

(b)section 6, and

(c)section 7 and Schedule 2, so far as relating to the British Nationality (Falkland Islands) Act 1983 (c. 6).

(3)An order under subsection (2) may—

(a)appoint different days for different purposes, and

(b)include such transitional provision as the Secretary of State considers expedient.

(4)This Act extends to—

(a)the United Kingdom,

(b)the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, and

(c)the British overseas territories.

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