Naturalisation. The final step in the UK immigration journey to becoming a British citizen.

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Key Benefits

Free from immigration restrictions

Become a full British citizen

Full & free access to NHS

Access to all UK benefits

Do I qualify?

An applicant for British citizenship must have held indefinite leave to remain (ILR) for 12 months. If the applicant is married to a British citizen then this requirement does not apply.

An applicant must also show that they meet the residency requirements and not have had any absences for more than 90 days in the 12 months prior to the application and 450 days in the 5 years prior to the application. If the applicant is married to a British citizen then only the last 3 year of absence are taken into account and this must not be more than 270 days.

An applicant must also meet the English language requirement. They must also have passed the Life in the UK test.

Finally, an applicant must also meet the good character requirement and not have had any adverse immigration history in the previous 10 years. An applicant must also be free from any criminal convictions, ccj’s, bankruptcy and alike to meet the good character requirement and have a successful Naturalisation application.

Applications to become a British citizen through naturalisation can take up to 6 months to process. This is a general timeframe and applications could take longer than 6 months. This is perfectly normal as the Home Office do various checks with agencies in the UK and abroad.

Cost.
Fee typeCost (GBP)
Application Fee£1,330
Service Feefrom £850
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