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The British Nationality (Cyprus) Order 1960

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SECTION 5

1.  Any citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies shall be entitled, on application to the appropriate authority of the Republic of Cyprus not later than 12 months after the agreed date, to be granted on or after the agreed date citizenship of the Republic of Cyprus if he satisfies the authority that he possesses any of the qualifications specified in paragraph 2 of this Section and 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 was granted a certificate of naturalisation by the Governor of Cyprus, or whose name was included in such a certificate; or

(b)a person who was registered as a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies (otherwise than on the ground of marriage to such a citizen) by the Governor of Cyprus; 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.  A citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies born between the date of this Treaty and the agreed date shall be entitled, on application to the appropriate authority of the Republic of Cyprus not later than 12 months after the agreed date, to be granted citizenship of the Republic of Cyprus if—

(a)his father is entitled to make an application for citizenship of the Republic of Cyprus under this Section and is making or has made such an application; or

(b)his mother is entitled to make an application for citizenship of the Republic of Cyprus under paragraph 2 of Section 6 of this Annex by virtue of the fact that his father possessed any of the qualifications specified in paragraph 2 of this Section and she is making or has made such an application.

4.  An application under this Section may be made on behalf of a child who has not attained the age of 16 years by any person who satisfies the appropriate authority that he is the father or guardian of the child.

5.  A person who becomes a citizen of the Republic of Cyprus under this Section shall thereupon cease to be a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies. The United Kingdom may provide that a person who loses citizenship of the United Kingdom and Colonies under this paragraph as a result of an application made on his behalf under paragraph 4 of this Section shall be entitled to resume that citizenship after he attains the age of 21 years.

6.  Particulars of every grant of citizenship of the Republic of Cyprus under this Section shall be notified by the Government of the Republic of Cyprus to the Government of the United Kingdom.

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