I want to become a British Citizen, can your lawyers in Wood Green help?
Applications for British Citizenship are particularly complex because of the strict requirements and vast amount of supporting evidence that you will need for a successful application. Our lawyers in Wood Green have a track-record when it comes to successful citizenship applications. They can support you throughout the entire application process, making it as stress-free as possible and giving you the best chance of success.
There are several routes that you can use to become a British citizen, these include:
The requirements for each vary, but usually you will need to have had settled status in the UK for at least 12 months. Our lawyers can assess your eligibility for the citizenship routes and inform you about all of the requirements that you will need to meet and how you can meet them.
They can also write you a Letter of Representation, which will support your application by citing relevant aspects of UK immigration law. As well as this you won’t need to worry about staying updated on your application because our lawyers will communicate with the Home Office on your behalf and monitor its progress.
What is the Life in the UK Test?
To become a British citizen, you will need to pass the Life in the UK Test. This is a test all about the UK’s culture and traditions. To pass you must achieve at least 74%. The test is made up of 24 questions and you will have 45 minutes to complete it. Our lawyers can help you to prepare for it and give you more information about the types of questions you may have to answer.
If you have already passed the Life in the UK Test, for example as part of an Indefinite Leave to Remain application, then you do not need to sit the test again. Some people are also exempt from having to pass the Life in the UK Test, this includes people under the age of 18 or over the age of 65 or those who suffer from a long-term illness or disability.
If you have any questions about the Life in the UK Test, speak to one of the immigration lawyers in Wood Green now on 0333 305 9375. If you are based outside the Wood Green area, you can contact our London, Manchester, or Birmingham immigration lawyers, or use the office finder to find your nearest branch.
To be eligible for British Citizenship by Marriage you must:
- Be married to or in a civil partnership with a British citizen or person with settled status in the UK
- Be aged 18 or older
- Demonstrate your “good character”
- Have lived for at least three years in the UK
- Have been granted settled status under Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR)
- Prove your knowledge of English by passing an accredited language exam
- Pass the Life in the UK test
Of course, our lawyers in Green Wood offer urgent immigration advice for those who need it immediately. If you are facing immigration detention or deportation, then you should contact us immediately for an urgent appointment.
You can book an emergency appointment with one of our lawyers now by calling 0333 305 9375.