Becoming a British Citizen

Becoming a British Citizen

There are different ways to become a British citizen, but the most common is called naturalisation.

To be naturalised, you need to meet several requirements, including living in the UK for 5 years or more and intending to continue living here. You must also pass two tests: Knowledge of English and Life in the UK. There are a number of other requirements which our expert immigration solicitors can help you with.

There are different requirements if your spouse or civil partner is a British citizen.

The UK has formally left the EU on 31 January 2020 and many European nationals opted for a safety of nationality to protect their status in the UK. It is important to note that it has recently became harder for EU nationals to obtain British nationality, so if you have any doubts about whether you meet the requirements you should seek professional advice.

You can apply on behalf of a child under 18 if they meet the eligibility criteria. They don’t have to pass the Life in the UK Test.

There is a fee payable for naturalisation.

We can help you to become a British citizen and can check what you need to do to meet the requirements. We also hold details of the latest fees involved. We will be with you every step of the way.

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