United Kingdom - Passport & Nationality - British Protected Person (BPP) - Uganda
British Protected Person (or BPP) status is a residual nationality derived from a connection with a former British Territory (most often a former British Protectorate). The most common set of circumstances are:
- the applicant was born in Uganda before its independence on 9 October 1962; AND
- neither of their parents were born in Uganda.
- the applicant was born between 9 October 1962 and 31 December 1974;
- the applicant's father was born in Uganda before its independence on 9 October 1962; AND
- neither of the applicant's paternal grandparents were born Uganda.
The Ugandan nationality laws complicated matters as dual nationality was prohibited before 2009. In many instances, a resident in Uganda renounced their British status in favour of Ugandan citizenship. There are circumstances where it is possible to resume British nationality, but this will require specialist advice.
Also, it is possible, in some circumstances, to UPGRADE the BPP status to full British Citizenship, even if another nationality is held, but this would again require specialist advice.