479. Acquisition by registration.

A person born outside the United Kingdom and the British overseas territories1 on or after 1 January 19832, who is and always has been stateless, is entitled on application3 to registration as a British subject if: (1) at the time of his birth his father or mother4 was a British subject, but neither of them was a British citizen, a British overseas territories citizen or a British overseas citizen5; (2) he himself was in the United Kingdom or a British overseas territory at the beginning of the period of three years ending with the date of application; and (3)