You can apply for British Citizenship if you have held Indefinite Leave to Remain for 12 months or you have held an EU Permanent Residence Card for 12 months or more.
You can apply for British Citizenship if you have held Indefinite Leave to Remain for 12 months or more, or you have held an EU Permanent Residence Card for 12 months or more.
Spouse of British Citizens can also apply for naturalisation after three years if they have Indefinite Leave to Remain, or have an EEA permanent residence document.
You may also be eligible to apply for British Citizenship if you have a British parent, you are stateless, you hold another type of British nationality OR at some stage you renounced your British citizenship.
If your parents came to the UK under the Windrush scheme, you may be able to apply for British Citizenship.
Please contact the team to discuss specifics of your case and to understand how best to proceed.
British Citizenship Naturalisation Eligibility criteria is as follows:
– Have lived legally in the UK for at least five years
– Have Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) for at least 12 months
– Meet the residency requirements
– Have proof of English language proficiency:
– Nationality from an English-speaking country
– OR an accepted English language degree
– OR you have successfully passed an accredited English language test
– Pass ‘Life in the UK’ test
– Have a good character
– Plan to live permanently in the UK
For details on these requirements, we are happy to assist you, please contact us.
What Are the Advantages of Becoming a British Citizen?
There are many advantages to becoming a British Citizen. One of the most important advantages is the emotional peace of mind of knowing that you have as much right to remain in the UK as a person who was born here, regardless of future government policies.
Other advantages are that you can travel in and out of the UK freely and for a long as you want. You can fully participate in all local and general elections and exercise your right to vote. You will be eligible for all state benefits and healthcare and you can travel to many other countries without any further visa requirements.
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