How to get a British Citizenship?
Naturalization ought to be an easy process for any foreign national willing to become a British Citizen – so what are the essential steps a soon to be U.K. citizen should take?
What is the way for EEA Nationals and all other applicants?
When should an applicant apply?
Once you have obtained a permanent residence card (EEA Nationals) or Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR), you will be qualified to apply for British Citizenship 12 months after your permanent residence card or ILR is issued – or if you are wedded to a British citizen.
What are the obligations?
When applying, you should make sure that you come across the following conditions:
- You are over 18 years old
- Have no prior criminal histories or immigration felonies in the last 10 years
- Aim to remain in the U.K.
- Should have passed the English Language Speaking Test
- Life in the U.K. test must be passed
- 2 referees should be available to sign a declaration form that they have known you for more than 2 years.
The subsequent necessities must also be met when applying, concerning residency:
- The individual must have lived in the U.K. for a minimum of 5 years before applying
- The applicant have exhausted no more than 450 days outside U.K. throughout the 5 years of residing in the U.K.
- Furthermore, the applicant must have depleted no more than 90 days outside the U.K. in the previous 12 months.
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