All applicants for naturalisation, including those applying to naturalise on the basis of marriage, must show 'sufficient knowledge about life in the UK' which includes meeting an English language test, and good character. Those making non-spouse applications must intend to live in the UK.
Residence requirements for those applying for naturalisation as a non-spouse are:
However, there is discretion to treat these conditions as satisfied despite insufficient periods of time being accumulated. Call us now on 0121 777 7715
For applications by persons "married to a British citizen" the required residence period is 270 days, with the references to 5 years replaced by 3 years. There is no requirement to be free from immigration control (i.e. to have indefinite leave to remain) for 12 months prior to the date of application, with the practical consequence that a spouse can apply from the grant of indefinite leave to remain without waiting for a further year.
There is no requirement to make the UK their permanent home, though they are expected to meet the good character requirement, and the language requirement or to comply with the language test. Call us now on 0121 777 7715
Anyone over the age of 18 who wish to acquire British Citizenship, whether by registration or naturalisation, will now do so at a public ceremony and are required to take the Oath of Allegiance (there is an affirmation to be used by people of different religions and of none) and now a new pledge.
Naturalisation is a discretionary power. There is no right of appeal against a refusal of naturalisation. However, reasons must be given and there is no limit on the scope of judicial review of such a refusal. Click here to view the Judicial review. Call us now on 0121 777 7715
Our team is dedicated to your successful UK Visa application and we make this commitment to all our clients:
There is no better time to find out how we can help you so why not call us on 0121 777 7715 or use our UK Immigration Contact Form.
** this is dependent on whether the same day service is available for a particular category by the home office.