United Kingdom - Passport & Nationality - British Protected Person (BPP) - Descent from Father
The status of British Protected Person (or BPP) is an colonial form of British nationality. It was normally granted at birth, based on a) birth in a British Protectorate, Protected State, UK Trust or Mandated Territory, or b) descent from a father born in one of these territories.
In most cases, this BPP status was lost upon the independence of the territory. However, the legislation surrounding who was granted local nationality and who was protected from the Automatic Loss of British nationality provisions are complex, and it was possible to retain this status and even have it upgraded to full British nationality. Broadly, this solution requires the following:
- Candidate born before 1 January 1949;
- Candidate born outside the territory in which their father was born;
- Candidate's father born in a British Protectorate, Protected State, UK Trust or Mandated Territory; AND
- Candidate's paternal grandfather outside the territory in which the candidate's father was born.