449. Renunciation and resumption.

A British citizen of full age and capacity1 may renounce his citizenship by declaration, upon registration of which he ceases to be a British citizen2. However, the person must have or be about to acquire some other citizenship or nationality3. The Secretary of State4 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 citizen5. The Secretary of State may withhold registration of a declaration of renunciation in wartime6.

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