British Citizenship

About British Citizenship

British citizenship structure is defined in the British Nationality Act 1981 that came into effect on 1st January 1983. The law outlines how UK citizenship can be obtained, under what circumstances an individual is classed as a British citizen and how they relinquish their citizenship. Based on current citizenship or nationality status, the candidate can apply for a visa in several ways. If the candidate was issued a British passport on or after 1st January 1983, they will be considered a British citizen.

British Citizenship Requirements

Below are certain requirements that must be fulfilled to acquire British citizenship. If the applicant is married to a British citizen, they need to have:

Lived in the UK for 3 years and be in possession of ILR for at least 11 months on the date of application

Not been absent from the UK in excess of 270 days during the 3 year period

Not been absent from the UK in excess of 90 days during the last 12 month period before application

Be of good character

Intention of settling in the UK permanently

Good knowledge of English

Passed the Life In The UK test

Applicants who are not married to a British citizen should:

Should have obtained ILR status and held it for at least 11 months

Not been absent from the UK for more than 450 days in that period.

Not been absent from the UK for more than 90 days during the last 12 months before application.

Be of good character.

Have the intension of settling in the UK permanently

Have good knowledge of English.

Have passed the Life In The UK test.

Children Applying for British Citizenship

If the child in born in the UK to parents on ILR or British Citizen can apply for registration as a British Citizen.

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