Those who have been granted Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK may be eligible to apply to naturalise as a British citizen.
Applicants for naturalisation as a British citizen must demonstrate that:
Applicants must also meet the residency requirement by demonstrating that:
If an applicant is married or in a civil partnership with a British citizen, then the residency requirement is reduced. In this case, the applicant must demonstrate that:
In certain cases, it is possible for applicants who have been absent from the UK for longer periods of time to qualify.
Once acquired, British citizenship status cannot be revoked other than in exceptional circumstances.
Children who are born to those who have naturalised as British citizens are themselves British citizens.
We have considerable experience in preparing Naturalisation applications. If you would like to discuss matters further, please contact Charles Green, Consultant Partner, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone to 07955112218.