469. Renunciation; absence of provisions for resumption, automatic loss or deprivation.

A British overseas citizen1 of full age and capacity2 may renounce his citizenship by declaration, upon registration of which he ceases to be a British overseas citizen3. However, the person must have or be about to acquire some other citizenship or nationality4. The Secretary of State5 must be satisfied on this point; and even if the declaration is registered, should the renouncer not acquire some such other citizenship within six months, the registration will be of no effect and he will remain a British overseas citizen