British Citizenship

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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?

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

Registration

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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