You may be eligible for British citizenship
Birth (or descent from a father born) in a former British protected state granted British protected person (BPP) status. Depending on the independence day arrangements and how nationality of the newly independent country was granted, this status could be retained in some cases.
If this status was retained, it was (and is) also possible in some circumstances to upgrade this status to full British nationality in the modern day, or to pass down this status one generation from father to child.
British protected states were:
- Malay States (now part of Malaysia)
- North Borneo and Labuan (now part of Malaysia)
- Sarawak (now part of Malaysia)
- United Arab Emirates