A British Protected Person (BPP) is a member of class of certain persons under the British Nationality Act 1981 associated with former protected states, protectorates, mandated and trust territories under British control. The inhabitants of these former states were never automatically entitled to become British subjects or citizens but were given the status of British Protected Person instead.
BPP status is a form of nationality under public international law, but is no longer associated with the right to live anywhere or to citizenship of the European Union.
British Protected Persons are not Commonwealth citizens in British nationality law; they do not have full civil rights in the United Kingdom. However, BPPs, like Commonwealth citizens and Irish citizens, are not considered aliens in the United Kingdom.
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