472. Acquisition.

472.     Acquisition.

Any person who was a British overseas territories citizen1 by virtue (wholly or partly) of a connection with Hong Kong2, and who but for that connection would not have been such a citizen, was entitled before 1 July 1997 to be registered as a British national (overseas) and to hold or be included in a passport appropriate to that status3. In the case of persons born during the six months from 1 January to 30 June 1997 inclusive, the period for acquisition of the status and passport was extended until the end