British Citizenship

British citizenship can be obtained under the British Nationality Act 1981.

British nationality can be obtained through various routes. The most common ones are by naturalisation or registration for minors, through Descent or by birth. If you have already obtained Permanent Residence or Indefinite leave to Remain in the UK you may be eligible to apply for naturalisation to be a British citizen. If you obtained Permanent residence under EEA Regulations 2006 or 2016 and were deemed to have acquired Permanent Residence more than 12 months ago, you may be able to apply immediately for naturalisation.

What are the requirements ?

General Requirements for naturalisation: 

  • You must be at least 18 years of age, unless applying for a Registration as a minor;
  • You must have been free from immigration control for at least 12 months prior the date of the application;
  • You must meet the Good character requirement;
  • You must meet the English language requirement and the Knowledge of Life in the UK requirement, unless you are exempt from it;
  • Your absences from the UK must not be more than 90 in the past 12 months and not more than 270 in the last three years if you are applying based on your marriage to a British citizen or not more than 450 in the last five years if you are applying in your own right; 

If you wish to discuss whether you qualify, call us now on 0203 884 0292.