459. Acquisition by naturalisation: general.

British overseas territories citizenship1 is the only form of British nationality, apart from British citizenship2, which can be acquired by naturalisation. In order to be eligible for naturalisation as a British overseas territories citizen, a person must fulfil prescribed requirements3 but, even when these requirements are fulfilled, the grant of a certificate of naturalisation is at the discretion of the Secretary of State4. The requirements for naturalisation are different in some respects for an applicant who is married to, or is the civil partner of, a British overseas territories citizen5, or who is serving outside the relevant territory6 in