British citizenship and naturalisation

Our expert solicitors have helped people from around the world settle in the UK as British citizens. If you have you have been a legal UK resident for over five years and are thinking of becoming a British citizen, our immigration team are here to help.

We know British immigration law can be overwhelming, which is why we provide the detailed expert guidance you need to complete the process of becoming a British citizen.

What is British citizenship?

Having British citizenship means that you are able to live and work in the UK without being subject to any immigration controls. To many, it is the final goal of their immigration journey to the UK, and can be quite exciting.

If you become a British citizen, you will also be able to apply for a British passport.

Find out more about applying for a British passport, or

What does naturalisation mean?

Naturalisation refers to the process you have to go through in order to achieve British citizenship. You can only begin naturalisation if you have permanent residency in the UK, which is known as ‘indefinite leave to remain’.

British citizenship by naturalisation is only possible for adults. If you have a child who is eligible to apply for citizenship, their application process will be referred to as ‘registration’.

General requirements

Citizenship for adults

There are certain requirements which you must meet before you start a citizenship application, for example, you must be over 18, of good character and be planning to live in the UK.

If you do not meet all of the requirements and there is no good reason why not, then your application will be rejected.

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Citizenship for children

As mentioned before, if you are applying to get a child British citizenship it is known as ‘registering a child’. The requirements of this application process differ from those of naturalisation for an adult.

Find out more about the requirements for children, or

How we can help you

Our expert solicitors have managed many applications for British citizenship. We have completed and submitted a large variety of applications, with successful outcomes as a result. Want to find out more about how you can become a citizen of the UK? Get in touch with our immigration team today or request a call back.

Starting the process couldn’t be more simple!

  • Contact us Contact us Get in touch however suits you best and arrange a consulation with one of our solicitors
  • Meet an expert Meet an expert You’ll meet the expert solicitor assigned to your case and discuss all the necessary details
  • Authorise Authorise Once we’ve got all the details of your case and you’re happy to proceed, just give us the go-ahead
  • We get to work We get to work It’s time for us to get to work! We’ll set up your file on our system and get to work right away
We’re with you, every step of the way

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