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CITIZENSHIP, NATURALISATION AND REGISTRATION FOR MINORS 
UK IMMIGRATION VISA
CITIZENSHIP, NATURALISATION AND REGISTRATION FOR MINORS

UK IMMIGRATION VISA

Overview

UK naturalisation is the legal process by which a non-British person who has resided in the UK for a specified period of time gains citizenship.
 
Eligibility
 
You will normally be able to apply to naturalise as a British citizen one year after you have been granted ‘Indefinite Leave to Remain’.
 
If you are not married to a British Citizen you must meet the following criteria:
 

  • Lawfully resident in the UK for at least 5 years.

  • Hold Indefinite Leave to Remain for 1 year.

  • Not be outside the UK for more than 450 days over the 5 year period before the date that you submit your application for UK naturalisation.

  • Not to have been absent from the UK for more than 90 days in the most recent 12 months.

  • Be physically present in the UK on the date that the UK Home Office receives your application for British Citizenship.

  • Ensure that your tax and National Insurance affairs in the UK is in order and up to date.

  • Fulfil the criteria of ‘good character’ when applying.

 
If you are married to a British Citizen you will have to meet the following criteria:
 

  • Be lawfully resident in the UK for at least 3 years.

  • Hold Indefinite Leave to Remain at the date that you submit your citizenship application.

  • Not be outside the UK for more than 270 days over the 3 year period before the date that you submit your application.

  • Not be absent from the UK for more than 90 days in the most recent 12 months.

  • Be physically present in the UK on the date that your application for British Citizenship is received.

  • Ensure that your tax and National Insurance affairs in the UK is in order and up to date.

  • Fulfil the criteria of ‘good character’ when applying.

 

If you have had absences in excess of 450 days (5 year route) or 270 days (3 year route) and have spent more than 5 years in the UK you may still be able be eligible to apply based on a longer period of residence in the UK provided your main place of residence continued to be the UK during your absences. Eligibility will need to be assessed on a case by case basis.
 
Get in Touch and let us take the stress out of obtaining the necessary permissions to become a UK Citizen.

Regulation Number: F202000133

Clearview Immigration (UK)
New Market House,

Market Street, 

Newbury, Berkshire,

RG14 5DP
England

Tel: 01635 282682

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