You can become a British citizen either by birth or by applying for naturalization if
you are aged 18 or over.
To be eligible become a British national you will need to prove that you have been in the
UK on indefinite Leave to Remain or have EU settled status and proof that you have
never broken any UK law.
You can work, live and study in the UK permanently once your permanent residence
status is approved. this will also allow you to travel and spend time abroad.
Must meet the following requirements if you are applying for Naturalization.
Documents required to register for British citizenship:
When submitting this application, it is important to prepare an adequate portfolio of the
relevant documents. It will help the Home Office evaluate your case and speed up the
The following supporting documents must be sent to the Home Office:
1) Provide evidence of your identity and permanent residence status, e.g passport, birth
certificate or any other valid travel document
2) Proof showing that you are free from immigration time restrictions
3)Evidence of lawful residential presence in the UK during the qualifying period
4) Evidence of your previous immigration status, including any visa that you held before
you settled in the UK
5)Your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP), residence card, or any proof that you hold
Indefinite Leave to Remain or EU Settled Status
6) Evidence of your previous immigration status, including any visa that you held before
you settled in the UK
How to apply:
You must complete and submit an online application for Naturalization as a British
citizen. Each section of the form requires you to provide detailed information about your
case to prove your eligibility. This includes your biographical data; proof of
residency,; details of your immigration history; employment status and any dependent
applying with you.
If you are registering as the spouse of a British national, you must also produce
evidence of your relationship.
You are also required to include details of your two referees, who will need to sign your
form to confirm your identity and that the information you have provided in the referee
form is correct.
Application processing time:
Once you have submitted the application and paid the Home Office fee the process of
your application will begin.
Although it is not possible to apply for the priority or super priority Service to speed up
this type of applications, you may receive your answer from the Home Office earlier
than the expected waiting time.
Once your application is approved, you will need to wait until you are summoned for
your Citizenship Ceremony to receive your Naturalization Certificate. Following its
receipt, you can apply for your first British passport.
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