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British Nationality

There are various circumstances in which persons may have a claim to British nationality.

Naturalisation as a British citizen

Persons may have entered the UK with Entry Clearance as the spouse or civil partner of a British national. They may have cohabited together in the UK for the period of their leave to remain.

Subsequently they may have obtained indefinite leave to remain in the UK.

Provided that they have remained in the UK with their British national spouse, obtained settlement and been free from Immigration control for at least 12 months they may make an application seeking naturalisation as British citizens.

Persons who are independently residing in the UK and have done so for at least 5 years and have been free from Immigration Control for at least 1 year may have a claim to be naturalised as British citizens.

The requirements

British nationality is increasingly becoming more and more difficult to obtain.One needs to demonstrate that:-

  • They have not spent more than 90 days in any one set of 12 months outside of the UK
  • They must meet the good character requirement
  • They must be free from criminal convictions
  • They must be free from Immigration Control for at least the last 12 months when making the application
Born to a British national parent

A child may be automatically British by being born to a British national parent.

A child born in the UK that has lived for at least the first 10 years of their life in the UK

A child may have been born in the UK to non-British national parents but has then got on to live for the first 10 years of their life in the UK. In such circumstances a child may make an application seeking to be registered as a British national.

Various other routes to British nationality

There are various other routes to a British nationality. These can include the nationality of your parents and grandparents having an impact upon your ability to apply for British nationality.

Bushra Ali Services

At BUSHRA ALI SOLICITORS we are able to provide full advice and assistance with regards to making an application seeking British nationality.

If you believe you qualify, or you are not actually sure whether there is a route under which you qualify, please feel free to contact us and we can advise you as to our services in this regard. contact us.