British Citizenship

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A British Citizen has the right of abode to live in the UK permanently without any immigration restriction.

So how does one obtain British Citizenship?

↓Naturalisation

You may be eligible to naturalise as a British Citizen if you have Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK or Permanent Residence.

To naturalise as a British Citizen, the following requirements have to be satisfied:

  • Age 18 or over;
  • Be of sound mind & good character;
  • Intend to continue to living in the UK;
  • Have sufficient knowledge of the English Language/Welsh
  • Have sufficient knowledge of Life in the UK;
  • Meet the residential qualifying period
Registration

There are a number of different categories to register as a British Citizen. These rules are often complex and cover those who are under 18 years old, if you have another form of British Nationality or stateless.

↓ Applying for a British Passport

Once you have naturalised or registered as a British Citizen you can then apply for a British passport.

You can also apply for a British Passport if you automatically require British Citizenship.

It is advisable for you to seek expert legal assistance as British Nationality Law can be complex.

 

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