Become Naturalised in the UK
Foreign nationals who have held permanent residence for at least one year through UK immigration process are entitled to British Citizenship enabling you to obtain UK passport. With British citizenship, you will be privileged to travel to many countries in the world without a visa such as Europe, USA, and Canada. You can extend the benefits of citizenship to your children as well.
British Citizens can get pleasure from and use the full range of UK services accessible without any restrictions that they may have had before. You may have heard the term naturalization used when talking about British citizenship. This means you become naturalized and a citizen of that land.
5 Year Route to British Citizenship
If you had lived in the UK for 5 years and granted Indefinite Leave to remain for a minimum of 12 Months you may be eligible to apply for Citizenship. You have to fulfil Life in the UK test and English language as well to qualify for Nationality.
There are multiple ways of getting British citizenship. Children born to British parents overseas can apply through a standard procedure. EEA nationals and their family member also can apply for British nationality after a certain period of time in the UK. The route to the citizenship caries for EEA migrants and their family so you should be aware of the first-hand knowledge before applying. Our Immigration firm will extend you all legal consultancy to assist you in the complete application process.
British citizenship applications can take between 2-6 Months. The application must be mailed to address given on application form or submitted via nationality checking services office.
Can I Apply 28 Days Early?
As a migrant, you could usually apply up to 28 Days in advance for visa and ILR applications. For British Citizenship you must wait until you have completed 12 full Months with your Indefinite Leave to Remain before submitting the application to avoid refusal or any inconvenience in your case.
Reasons that could result in a refusal of your naturalization application are:
Life in the UK test
You have to provide original Life in the UK test certificate with the application. If you lost the certificate you have to get a new certificate.
The requirement for ILR and UK Nationality
The Life in the UK Test is required for ILR and Naturalisation.
This test must be taken at approved UK centres (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland).
This is valid for life once you apply for nationality they will keep the original certificate. If you lost this certificate then, unfortunately, you have to pass this test again to get the certificate.
If you are not exempted from the KOL requirement, you must demonstrate a good knowledge of language and life in the UK before you apply for settlement. Most applicants will need to do this by:
You have to check do you have the correct level of English test certificate.
The Home office provided approved listed institutes where u can get English language certificate for ILR and Naturalisation.
If you are not from most English speaking countries then you have to take the English language test to satisfy the English language requirement for your visa. The test must be taken at the UK approved centres.
A1: for entry clearance
A2: for spouse visa extension
B1 or above: for ILR and Nationality