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The British Nationality (Cyprus) Order 1960

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SECTION 6

1.  A woman who is a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies and was married before the date of this Treaty to a person who becomes a citizen of the Republic of Cyprus under Section 2 or 5 of this Annex shall be entitled, upon application to the appropriate authority of the Republic of Cyprus during the subsistence of the marriage and not later than one year after the date when her husband becomes such a citizen, to be granted on or after the agreed date citizenship of the Republic of Cyprus.

2.  A woman who is a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies and was married before the date of this Treaty to a person possessing any of the qualifications specified in paragraph 2 of Section 2 or in paragraph 2 of Section 5 of this Annex, but whose marriage has been terminated by death or divorce shall be entitled, upon application to the appropriate authority of the Republic of Cyprus not later than two years after the agreed date, to be granted on or after the agreed date citizenship of the Republic of Cyprus if either of the conditions specified in paragraph 3 of this Section is satisfied in her case.

3.  The conditions referred to in paragraph 2 of this Section are—

(a)that, at any time in the period of five years immediately before the date of this Treaty and during the subsistence of the marriage, the husband of the woman concerned was ordinarily resident in the Island of Cyprus; or

(b)that, at any time in the period of five years aforesaid and after the termination of the marriage, the woman concerned was ordinarily resident in the Island of Cyprus.

4.  A woman who acquires citizenship of the Republic of Cyprus under this Section shall thereupon cease to be a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies.

5.  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.

6.  A woman who is the wife of a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies shall not cease to be a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies under any provision of this Annex unless her husband ceases to be such a citizen under this Annex.

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