Naturalisation/registration are the legal processes for a non-British citizen to become a British citizen. This is also known as, citizenship. There are several requirements to gain British citizenship. This often includes the culmination of many years spent in the UK under different visa categories.
UK immigration law can be extremely complex and constantly changes. Some people try to complete the naturalisation application themselves, using general advice online. However, they often make mistakes that can lead to the application being rejected. Therefore, its vital you get the right legal advice from a solicitor who really understands the law to make sure your application is successful, first time.
Your application will depend on how long you have lived in the UK and how long you have spent out of the UK during that time. It will also depend on your age, knowledge of English life and language, whether you have committed any crimes and if your spouse is already a British citizen.
Our team of expert immigration lawyers can give you advice that is unique to your circumstances. We will review your circumstances, advise you on all the documentation you need to provide. We will also help prepare your application so that it meets all the eligibility criteria to fully satisfy the UKVI requirements.
If you are from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland you must first have Indefinite Leave to Remain. If you are from within the EEA or Switzerland you must have Permanent Residence.