British Citizenship

BRITISH NATURALISATION/BRITISH CITIZENSHIP
British Naturalisation (or British Citizenship) is a concluding UK immigration service available
to foreign nationals with permanent resident status. In order to apply, you need resident
status (i.e. Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK or ILR) and must have spent a minimum of
three years living and working in Great Britain.
If you are successful, you can enjoy the full rights of a British citizen, including a British
passport and won’t have to worry about further UK visa application or UK visa extensions.
As Immigration Law specialists, we can help you through every step of UK citizenship
applications with expert advice and guidance. To find out whether you qualify or begin your
application, call us today.
OTHER WAYS TO QUALIFY FOR UK NATURALISATION
RIGHT OF ABODE
Applicants who were born to a British mother outside the country before the 1 st of January
1983 now qualify for British nationality through registration. Those who have held Right of
Abode for over five years may either register or naturalize.
HAVING BRITISH BORN PARENTS
Applicants who were born to a British mother or father outside the country are permitted to
undergo United Kingdom naturalization.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Some countries allow you to keep your current Citizenship when you become a citizen of
Great Britain. This is often referred to as ‘Dual Citizenship.’ However, some countries do not
recognize ‘Dual Citizenship’ and will strip your Citizenship and passport after becoming a
British Citizen. We advise you to consult the authorities of the countries you hold Citizenship
in to be fully aware of the effects that receiving UK citizenship may have on your present
Citizenships.
HOW IMMIGRATION ADVISORY SERVICES CAN HELP
As a specialist immigration law firm, we can provide expert legal advice and assistance
throughout the application process to ensure that the needs of our clients are met.