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The British Nationality (Cyprus) Order 1960

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SECTION 2

1.  Any citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies who on the date of this Treaty possesses any of the qualifications specified in paragraph 2 of this Section shall on that date become a citizen of the Republic of Cyprus if he was ordinarily resident in the Island of Cyprus at any time in the period of five years immediately before the date of this Treaty.

2.  The qualifications referred to in paragraph 1 of this Section are that the person concerned is—

(a)a person who became a British subject under the provisions of the Cyprus (Annexation) Orders in Council, 1914 to 1943; or

(b)a person who was born in the Island of Cyprus on or after the 5th of November, 1914; or

(c)a person descended in the male line from such a person as is referred to in sub-paragraph (a) or (b) of this paragraph.

3.  Any citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies born between the date of this Treaty and the agreed date shall become a citizen of the Republic of Cyprus at the date of his birth if his father becomes such a citizen under this Section or would but for his death have done so.

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