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There are two ways to apply for British Citizenship – Naturalisation or Registration. The most common route for over 18s is Naturalisation. To apply for British Citizenship through this route, you will need to prove your English Language ability and pass the ‘Life in the UK’ test. You will also have had to live in the UK for at least five years and hold settled status for at least one.
The British Citizenship application is over 100 pages long and you cannot change any details or request a refund once it has been submitted. You will need to provide an extensive report of your immigration history, as well as evidence of your good character in your application.
Read our full guide to the British Citizenship requirements for more detailed information.
With decades of experience of the UK’s immigration system, our lawyers are well equipped to help you with your application. We understand that this is a serious commitment and will guide you through every step of the process. Your lawyer will ensure you meet all the requirements for British Citizenship so you have the best possible chance of success.
Call us on 0333 363 8577 or make an enquiry online for more information.
Individuals with full British Citizenship are free to live, work and study in the UK. They can also travel out of it without being subject to the Immigration Rules. You can also vote and receive public funds once you have been naturalised.
The process for becoming a British Citizen will vary depending on your current status, the country you are from, your age and your situation at the time. For those applying for British Citizenship by marriage, there are also different requirements for British Citizenship applications.
An adult applying for British Citizenship will need to pay:
This fee covers both the Home Office fees and the Citizenship ceremony that you will need to attend once your application has been granted.
This payment is non-refundable and may vary depending on other specific circumstances, but it is one of the British Citizenship requirements.
Once you have British Citizenship, you will most likely hold Dual Nationality. This will be the case unless your country of origin does not allow you to hold both nationalities. If you are a citizen of the United States, you will be able to hold both American and British nationality.
Your children will also be eligible for British Citizenship by birth and you can apply for a British passport.
A requirement for British Citizenship by descent if one or both parents is British at the time of the birth. If your child does not have the right of British Citizenship by birth, you may be able to register them as a British citizen. You can do this as long as one or both parents have gained settled status or British Citizenship since the birth.
This application is very extensive and will have its own set of requirements. For more information speak with one of our expert lawyers today.
There are many similar requirements for British Citizenship by marriage. The one key difference is that the spouse of a British citizen can apply for British Citizenship after three years’ residency. This is two years less than the usual requirements for British Citizenship.
Your application will also be dependent on your continuing relationship with your spouse.
More information on British Citizenship through marriage.
The process of applying for British Citizenship is long, complex and can be stressful. We at IAS understand that you want to get things right the first time. Our immigration advisers can help you be successful in your British Citizenship application.
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This is an important application to make and we will ensure you meet all necessary British Citizenship requirements. For the best chances of success, get in touch on 0333 363 8577 or make an enquiry online with one of our expert lawyers today.
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