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There are different requirements for British citizenship that you will need to meet if you are registering and not naturalising as a British citizen. Unlike naturalisation, you will not need to prove your English Language ability and pass the ‘Life in the UK’ test. There are many different categories for registering as a British citizen. Determining which category is right for your circumstances is important before making your application.
The British Citizenship application is long and complex 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.
How can IAS help me register for British citizenship?
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.
To apply for British Citizenship for your child, registration is the only process you can undertake. You can register your child as a British citizen at any time before they turn 18.
Children born in the UK do not always have automatic British Citizenship. To be recognised as a British citizen at birth, one or more of the child’s parents must have British Citizenship or Settled Status.
Children born in the UK to non-British parents must wait until one of their parents holds citizenship or settled status before registering themselves.
The requirements for this category include:
For children of British parents born outside the UK, Britain does not recognise their right to citizenship automatically. Your child will be eligible to register and must do so before they can freely enter and live in the UK.
There are a number of other situations which would qualify a person to register as a British citizen as a child of British parents, such as:
The requirements for British Citizenship for children born to British parents outside the UK include:
This route is for those who have previously renounced their British Citizenship, most commonly to become a citizen of another country which does not allow dual citizenship.
For citizens of the UK and colonies, this category can also allow you to register as a British citizen if you previously renounced your citizenship to be a citizen of a Commonwealth nation.
For British overseas citizens, British subjects, British Overseas Territories citizens and British protected people, registration is possible most commonly when the applicant can show close ties to the UK, including five years’ continuous residence.
Each type of citizenship has its own requirements but mostly include:
The UK has provisions for those who are born stateless in the UK. To register through this category, you will need to prove that your parents hold British Citizenship or citizenship of a British Overseas Territories.
Other requirements include birth evidence and evidence that the applicant does not and has never had citizenship of another country, such as the place of their parents’ birth.
The process of registering as a 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.
Our services include:
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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