Applying for British Citizenship……then look no further!

 

An individual who has completed five years of continuous residence in the UK, is eligible for a British Citizenship.  The person applying must have held an Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) for at least one year prior to making an application for naturalisation as a British Citizen.

If you are not married to a British Citizen, the criteria you must satisfy:-

  • You have lawfully resided in the UK for at least five years.
  • You hold an Indefinite Leave to Remain for at least one year.
  • You have not been absent from the UK for more than 90 days in the last 12 months.
  • You have not lived outside the UK for more than 450 days over the last five years following the date that you submit your application to the Home Office.
  • You must be present in the UK on the date that the Home Office receives your application for naturalisation as a British Citizenship.
  • You must be a person of good character and satisfy the requirements set out by the Home office.

A person married to a British Citizen can apply for naturalisation as a British Citizen as soon as they have completed 3 years residence in the UK and provided they have Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in the UK. The applicant cannot have any unspent criminal conviction or any civil penalties imposed against them. The person must pass Life in the UK Test before an application for naturalisation as a British Citizen is made to the Home Office.

If you are married to a British Citizen, the criteria you must satisfy:-

  • You have lawfully resided in the UK for at least three years.
  • You have an Indefinite Leave to Remain on the date that you submit your citizenship application.
  • You must not be outside the UK for more than 270 days over the 3 year period at the time of submitting your application.
  • You cannot be absent from the UK for more than 90 days in the last 12 months.
  • You must be present in the UK on the date that the Home Office receives your application for naturalisation as a British Citizen.
  • You must be a person of good character and satisfy the requirements set out by the Home office.

Nayyars Solicitors are experts in dealing with applications for naturalisation as a British Citizen. Feel free to contact us if you are seeking legal assistance from Immigration Solicitors in Manchester regarding your application for naturalisation as a British Citizen, you can be assured that we will provide you with a professional, effective and prompt service.

 

Fahad Tanveer

Solicitor

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