237 Status Of Aliens

AuthorRalph Hone




[1st August 1950.] 11 of 1950.

7 of 1952.

Short title.


  1. This Act may be cited as The Status of Aliens Act.

  2. In this Act, 'unless the context otherwise requires'alien' means a person who is not a British subject.

  3. -(1) Land and personal property may be taken, acquired, held and disposed of by an alien in the same manner in all respects as by a British subject; and a title to land and personal property of every description may be derived through, from or in succession to an alien in the same manner in all respects as through, from or in succession to a British subject:

    Provided that this section shall not operate so as to(a) confer any right on an alien to hold land situate out of the Colony; or (b) qualify an alien for any office or for any municipal, parliamentary, or other franchise; or (c) qualify an alien to be the owner of a British ship; or (d) entitle an alien to any right or privilege as a British subject, except such rights and privileges in respect of property as are hereby expressly given to him; or (e) affect any estate or interest in land or personal property to which any person has or may become entitled, either mediately or immediately, in possession or expectancy, in pursuance of any disposition made before the twelfth day of May, 1870 or in pursuance of any devolution by law on the death of any person dying before that day.

    Property may be acquired and held by alien.

    7 of 1952, s. 3.

    Rules for certain matters in connection with the British Nationality Act, 1948.

    11 & 12 Geo. 6.

    1. 56.

    (2) For the purposes of this section 'alien' includes any State with which Her Majesty's Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland may have concluded a consular convention, and any natural or juridical person or persons acting on behalf of any such State, but subsection (1) of this section, when read in relation to any such State, person or persons, shall apply only to real and personal property acquired by or on behalf of any such State and, used for the purposes of a consular office or of a residence for a consular officer or employee or for any other purpose approved by the Governor arising out of the operation of aconsular establishment.

  4. The Governor may provide by rules for the following matters:-(a) the prescribing or doing of any thing which is required to be prescribed or done or not to be done in the Colony under the...

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