British Citizenship Applications

Becoming a British citizen means having full rights to live and work in the UK. For many people, it is the result of years of hard work and contribution to British society. To ensure an application is successful, it is important to understand and satisfy all of the application requirements.

British Citizenship Applications
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British citizenship how to apply?

British citizenship how to apply?

Naturalisation

Naturalisation is the most common way to obtain British citizenship. You will need to meet the following general requirements:

  • You are at least 18 years old
  • You have not committed any immigration offences within the past 10 years
  • You have not been charged with any serious criminal offences
  • You have lived in the UK for at least 5 years
  • You have not travelled extensively outside of the UK within the past year, except for holidays
  • You are able to speak and understand English
  • You have knowledge of life in the UK

If your spouse or civil partner is a British citizen and you have lived legally in the UK for 5 years, you are entitled to ask for British citizenship, subject to proving your knowledge of English and the UK way of life and showing that you are of good character.

EU citizens applying for British citizenship following Brexit

An EU citizen now needs to hold or apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK before obtaining British citizenship. The application for settlement should be made via the EU Settlement Scheme by the deadline of 30 June 2021.

Submitting a British citizenship application

You can either submit your citizenship application yourself using Form AN or use the UK Visa and Citizenship Application Services. Their nationality checking service makes sure applications for British nationality are completed correctly, with the right documents and fee. Alternatively, you can appoint an immigration lawyer. This is a good way of ensuring that your application is as strong as it can be and that all of the necessary documentation is included.

 

EU citizens applying for British citizenship following Brexit

You will need to include some or all of the following documents

Proof of how long you have been living in the UK (the residency requirement). This would usually be at least 5 years prior to the application. You should also include a note of the number of days you were not in the UK during that period, for example, by providing your passport.

Other documents may also be needed, depending on your individual situation. It is important to include the correct information, as the Home Office may reject incorrect applications and your application fee will not be refunded.

The decision is likely to take around six months and you may be contacted in the interim with a request for further documentation.

Yomi Oni-Williams has extensive experience in working with people to obtain British citizenship. If you would like our help in submitting a successful application, feel free to contact us to discuss.

You will need to include some or all of the following documents

Other ways to qualify for British citizenship

There a number of other routes to British citizenship, including the following:

  • You are a British national from another British territory and as such are a British subject
  • Your mother is a British citizen and you were born before 1 January 1983
  • You were born in the UK after 1983 and either of your parents is a British citizen or has settled status at the time of your birth
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Providing our clients with the highest levels of care and professionalism has always been at the heart of what Owens Solicitors do and accreditations and awards are one example of our commitment to delivering a quality service.

What does Owens Solicitors do?
What does Owens Solicitors do?
Owens Solicitors advise, assist and represent clients in the areas of Family law, Immigration law and Wills & Probate matters.
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Do you offer a FREE legal consultation in your Luton office?
We offer a free 10-15 minute telephone case assessment consultation for new enquiries. Contact our team today to discuss your case and requirements.
Solicitors in Luton vs Lawyers in Luton – Is there a difference?
Solicitors in Luton vs Lawyers in Luton - Is there a difference?
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How much are your solicitor fees?
How much are your solicitor fees?
A good indication of our fees includes; Senior solicitor ( over 10 years PQE) – £250 per hour, Paralegal – £150 , Solicitor with less than 4 years PQE – £175.00 per hour. However, each case is unique. Our fees may vary depending on the type of work required on your case.
I don’t live in Luton – Can you still help me with my legal requirements?
I don’t live in Luton - Can you still help me with my legal requirements?
Even though Owens is a Luton Solicitor, we can still help you with all your legal requirements. We are proud to have clients throughout the whole of the UK. If you want to take advantage of our legal expertise in family law and immigration law, we are happy to offer this through video conferencing technology like Zoom and Google Meets.
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Do I need to book an appointment before visiting your Luton office?
Yes, meetings in our solicitor offices in Luton require an appointment. We offer face-to-face meetings and virtual meetings. Contact our friendly team today to arrange your appointment today.
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Why should I work with Owens Solicitors?
Our team here at Owens Solicitors Luton helps provide you with support to achieve your emotional, financial and personal needs and goals in a positive and productive way. We discuss and assess personal situations allowing us to provide clear and practical advice on how to move forward. Our aim is to achieve the best outcome while helping to carefully manage costs. All client matters are directly conducted and handled under the supervision of a Principal solicitor which gives our clients the best continuity and the expertise required on their cases.
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