The UK Rules
British Protected Persons

British Protected Person Citizenships

Having BPP status means you are a member of a class of persons set up under the British Nationality Act 1981. As such, you have an association with former protected states or other territories under British control.

What does British Protected Person mean?

Certain individuals would have become a British protected person on the 1st of January 1983 if:

But, in most cases, individuals would have lost their British protected person status if:

Your Rights as a British Protected Person

British protected persons can:

But, holding this particular status means:

Becoming a British Protected Person

There are certain circumstances where you can register as a British protected person (BPP). But, it would only be possible if all these apply to your situation:

You can contact UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) if you believe you might qualify as a British protected person.

Registering as a British Citizen

As a British protected person (BPP), you may be able to register as a British citizen if you meet certain conditions. You can check your eligibility to become a British citizen in a different section.

British Protected Person Rights and Citizenship Explained