Becoming a British Citizenship is a major life-altering for any individuals. You might be a British citizen depending on:
- where and when you were born
- your parents’ circumstances when you were born
A child can apply to register as a British citizen, in accordance with the s1(3) and (4) the British Nationality Act 1981:-
- if one the parents become British Citizen or settled prior to their birth, and before they turn 18.
- A child remains in the UK for the first 10 years of their life
We can explain extensive requirements of the above in order to determine as to whether your child may be eligible to register as a British Citizen.
Adults (aged over 18 years)
If you are a foreign national adult residing in the UK and have a settled status, you may wish to apply to become a British citizen by a process known as Naturalization under s6 of the British Nationality Act 1981.
The mandatory requirements are the following:-
- You must be of a sound mind
- Prove you were in the UK exactly 5 years before the day the Home Office receives your application – this is known as the residency requirement
- Prove your knowledge of English, Welsh or Scottish Gaelic
- Have passed the life in the UK test
- Intend to continue living in the UK
- Be of good character –
Please note that the residency requirement is different. For example, a person is married to a British Citizen to a person who has obtained indefinite leave to remain that is not married to a British Citizen.
Contact us so that we can explain all the requirements to you, and we will assist you with the process of becoming a British Citizen