416. Applications for naturalisation and registration; oaths of allegiance.

Any application for registration as a British citizen1, British overseas territories citizen2, British overseas citizen3 or British subject4, or for a certificate of naturalisation as a British citizen5 or a British overseas territories citizen6, must be made to the appropriate authority7 and must satisfy certain requirements8. An application may be made on behalf of someone not of full age or capacity by his father or mother or any person who has assumed responsibility for his welfare9. Where an individual makes an application for registration or naturalisation as a British citizen, an authorised person may require the individual to provide