United Kingdom - Passport & Nationality - British Protected Person (BPP) - Bahrain
There is anomaly in Bahrain Nationality law as it relates to the British Protected Persons (or BPPs). If the applicant or the father was not an ethnic Bahranian, then the applicant could claim British Protected Person (or BPP) status and - in some cases - upgrade this to full British Nationality. As a general rule, this would apply in the following situation:
- applicant born in Bahrain before independence on 15 August 1971; AND
- neither parent was born in Bahrain.
Neither parent nor the applicant must have suffered from the Automatic Loss of British nationality provisions that were enacted upon independence, so each application must be looked at on a case-by-case basis.