British-protected person

British-protected person

one of a class of persons defined as such by an order made under the British Nationality Act 1981 because of a connection with former protectorates, protected states and trust territories. A British-protected person may become entitled to registration as a BRITISH CITIZEN by reason of residence in the UK.
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From the title essay, Achebe delves into life as a British-protected person living in Nigeria before independence.
Come independence in 1962," Ambassador Etiang explains, "one significant provision in the independence constitution was an article which stated that those people who were not Ugandans as at Uganda's independence on 9 October 1962, had two years to make up their minds, whether to become citizens of the new Uganda or adopt the status of British-protected persons, in which case the latter would have a British passport.

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