You can become British citizen either by birth or by applying for naturalization if you are aged 18 or over.
To be eligible to 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.
To qualify for British Citizenship you must demonstrate your “good character”. This means you must not hold any criminal record.
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 processing time.
The following supporting documents must be sent to the Home Office:
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.
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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