Becoming a British citizen is the last step in the immigration process. Through naturalisation, immigrants are given the same rights as those born in the UK. If you have been granted a settlement visa, or indefinite leave to remain, applying for citizenship is the final immigration service available.
There are several ways to apply for British citizenship. Speak to one of Global-Migrate’s immigration experts to find out the best path based on your current citizenship and visa status.
To apply for citizenship, you will need to have been living and working in the UK for three to five years. The exact amount of time will depend on your current visa category. For people living in the UK as the married spouse or civil partner of a British citizen, you will need to be resident for three years. To check the residence requirement for your case, call Global-Migrate for more information and a free assessment.
The citizenship application includes requirements that are not found in visa applications. You will need to be of sound mind, meaning you are able to make your own decisions.
For anyone over 10 years of age who is not stateless, you will need to demonstrate good character. This includes acting lawfully and paying taxes. Your criminal background will also be checked, and you will be asked about participation in any war crimes or genocide.
If you are considering making an application for British citizenship, it is highly recommended that you speak to an immigration advisor first. With fifteen years of experience, Global-Migrate is a leading expert in immigration, and we can help you with your citizenship application.
We work with hundreds of applicants every year, and our highly trained case workers keep up to date with all the changing immigration regulations. If you want to become a British citizen, get in touch with Global-Migrate today to discuss your path to naturalization.