Our clients are asking us how to apply for UK Naturalisation as a British citizen, first of all applicant will need to meet certain statutory criteria with regard to their immigration status, length of residence in the UK, future intentions, knowledge of the English language, life in the UK, and good character.
Moreover, the requirements for vary slightly depending on whether applicant is married to a British citizen or not.
Requirements for Naturalisation as a British Citizen
Applicant can apply for British citizenship by naturalisation under section 6(1) of the British Nationality Act 1981 if:
And Applicant must usually have:
Residence Requirement for Naturalisation as A British Citizen
There is discretion to waive the Residence Requirements except that the applicant must:
The following can be used as evidence of residence in the UK:
Absences and Discretion for Excessive Absences – section 6(1) applications
Where an applicant has spent more than 450 days for outside of the UK during the qualifying period, the Home Office will consider exercising discretion if they meet the other requirements.
Where the applicant exceeds the permitted absence by 30 days or less the Home Office would normally exercise discretion unless there are other grounds on which the application falls to be refused.
Good Character Requirements
An applicant for naturalisation as a British Citizen must satisfy the good character requirement to succeed in his application.
All aspects of an applicant’s character, such as:
UK Referees for Naturalisation As A British Citizen
An applicant must be supported by two referees. One referee must be a person of professional standing and the other must be the holder of a British citizen passport and either a professional person or over the age of 25.
CONSULTATION FROM IMMIGRATION LAWYERS IN LONDON – UK Naturalisation
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