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British Citizenship

Volume 693: debated on Monday 9 July 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Why the website of the British Consulate-General in Hong Kong states that a person who became a British overseas citizen at birth under Article 6(2) of the Hong Kong (British Nationality) Order 1986 would cease to be a British overseas citizen if his birth is registered with the Indian authorities; and under what provision of the law he would be deprived of the British overseas citizenship he has held since birth. [HL4521]

There was an error in the information published on the website of our consulate-general in Hong Kong. A person who became a British overseas citizen at birth under Article 6(2) of the Hong Kong (British Nationality) Order 1986 would not cease to be a British overseas citizen if his birth was registered with the Indian authorities. The website has now been amended accordingly.