British Citizenship by Naturalisation

If you’ve lived in the UK for five years and hold Indefinite Leave to Remain or Permanent Residence in the UK, you may be able to apply for British citizenship. This will allow you to stay in the UK permanently with the same rights as UK citizens. Our immigration Specialist can help you and your family with your application to make sure you meet the requirements for citizenship.

 

There are no Appeal rights if your application is refused, there is the possibility of a review if you have been refused. Contact Visas 24/7 today to get professional assistance with your Application

If you are at least 18 years old and have been granted indefinite leave to remain or have acquired a right of permanent residence in the UK, you may be eligible to apply for British Citizenship by Naturalisation.

In order to qualify for Naturalisation as a British Citizen you must satisfy the Home Office that:

  • If married or in a civil partnership with a British citizen:

    • You were in the UK on the day 3 years before the date you submit your application;

    • You have not been absent from the UK for more than 270 days during the previous 3 year period;

    • You are not subject to any time limit on the period for which you may remain in the UK at the date of your application;

  • If not married or in a civil partnership with a British citizen:

    • You were in the UK on the day 5 years before the date you submit your application;

    • You have not been absent from the UK for more than 450 days during the previous 5 year period;

    • You are not subject to any limit on the period for which you may remain in the UK and have not been subject to any such time limit at any time during the 12 month period immediately preceding the date of your application;

  • You have not been absent from the UK for more than 90 days during the previous 12 month period ;

  • You are not subject to any time limit on the period for which you may remain in the UK at the date of your application;

  • You are a person of good character;

  • You have sufficient knowledge of language and life in the UK;

  • You have two suitable referees for your British citizenship application.

 

EEA NATIONALS

  • You must show 6 years residence in the UK,

  • In the 12 months prior to the application you cannot have an excess of 90 days absences from the UK.

  • You must show 5 years exercising treaty rights (or Permanent Residence in the UK),

  • In these 5 years you cannot have an excess of 450 days absences from the UK, including no absences of 180 days (6 months) at any one time.

  • You must pass ‘The Life In the UK’ test,

  • You must have passed the English language requirement,

  • You are a person of good character 

  • You have two suitable referees for your British citizenship application

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