British Protected Person status (BPP)

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British protected person status is a class of British nationality associated with former British possessions outside the United Kingdom that were either protectorates, Protected States, United Kingdom mandates, or United Kingdom trust territories.

British protected person status is a creation of statute and the core provision for it is found in Part V of the British Nationality Act 1981 and the British Protectorates, Protected States and Protected Persons Order 1982. It does not carry the right of abode in the United Kingdom. In addition to the provision made by statute, there have also been grants of British protected person in the exercise of the Royal prerogative.

British protected person status describes a legal attachment or bond for persons considered by the UK to be British nationals, albeit that they may not live and work in the UK free of immigration controls by virtue of that status.

British protected persons are not considered to be UK nationals for the purposes of EU law and such persons do not hold the additional status of EU citizen.

British protected person status has limited modes of acquisition. Generally speaking it does not transmit (automatically or on application for naturalisation or registration) by birth in a territory or by descent, although there are exceptions made in respect of persons otherwise Stateless. There is no provision for naturalisation as a British protected person.

British protected person status also has modes of loss. For example it may be renounced, or it may lost through deprivation of citizenship on grounds of fraud or conduct. Provision is also made for loss through the acquisition of another citizenship or nationality.

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