British Citizenship


A British Citizen has the right of abode to live in the UK permanently without any immigration restrictions.So how does one obtain British Citizenship?


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/Welsh Language
  • Have sufficient knowledge of life in the UK;
  • Meet the residential qualifying period


There are a number of different categories under which you may register as a British Citizen. These rules are often complex and cover a wide number of scenarios, including those who are under 18 years old, individuals who may have another form of British Nationality or people who are 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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