The Registration of Overseas Births and Deaths (Amendment) Regulations 1997

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Published: 1997-06-06

Statutory Instruments
1997 No. 1466

REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS, DEATHS, MARRIAGES ETC. ABROAD
The Registration of Overseas Births and Deaths (Amendment) Regulations 1997

Made
6th June 1997

Laid before Parliament
9th June 1997

Coming into force
1st July 1997

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by section 41(1) of the British Nationality Act 1981(1), and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Regulations:

Citation and entry into force

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Registration of Overseas Births and Deaths (Amendment) Regulations 1997 and shall come into force on 1st July 1997.

(2) In these Regulations “the principal Regulations” means the Registration of Overseas Births and Deaths Regulations 1982(2).

Amendment of the principal Regulations

2.—(1) The principal Regulations shall be amended in accordance with the following provisions of this Regulation.

(2) In Regulation 5(1), after paragraph (f), there shall be added the following:

“(g)the birth of a person, born on or after 1st July 1997, who was at birth a British Overseas citizen under the provisions of paragraph 6(2) of the Hong Kong (British Nationality) Order 1986(3).”

(3) In Regulation 8, paragraph (1)(a), after the words “British citizen,” there shall be inserted the words “British National (Overseas),”.

Elizabeth Symons
For Her Majesty’s Principal Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
6th June 1997

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations amend the Registration of Overseas Births and Deaths Regulations 1982 by extending the provisions for the registration of births to those born after 1st July 1997 who acquire British Overseas citizenship at birth by virtue of the provisions to reduce statelessness contained in the Hong Kong (British Nationality) Order 1986. They also make provision for the registration of deaths of British National (Overseas) citizens.


(1)
1981 c. 61; section 41 was extended by article 7(4) of the Hong Kong (British Nationality) Order 1986, S.I. 1986/948.

(2)
S.I. 1982/1123 amended by S.I. 1982/1647 and S.I. 1985/1574.

(3)
S.I. 1986/948.
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