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British Naturalisation

British ConsulateBritish Naturalisation is for those people who cannot claim British citizenship based on ancestry. Nationalisation would be for those people who entered the UK on a visa such as a spouse visa or fiancee visa and that you have spent 5 years in the UK (work permit), or 3 years in the UK as the spouse of a British citizen.

British Naturalisation (Work Permit & Other)

  • You have lived legally in the UK for 5 years;
  • You must not have been out of the United Kingdom for more than 450 days during that time;
  • You must not have been out of the UK for 90 days during the last year;
  • You have held Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK for at least 1 year before the application;
  • You must be 18 years of age or over;
  • You must be of good character;
  • You must be of sound mind;
  • You shown have sufficient knowledge of English (or Welsh or Scottish Gaelic).
  • You have passed the Life in the UK test;
  • You intend to have the UK as your main home.

British Naturalisation (Spouse Visa)

  • You have lived legally in the UK for 3 years;
  • You must not have been out of the UK for more than 270 days during this time;
  • You must not have been out of the UK for 90 days before the application was made;
  • You must have Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK (Permanent Residence);
  • You must be 18 years of age or over;
  • You must be of good character;
  • You must be of sound mind;
  • You have shown have sufficient knowledge of English (or Welsh or Scottish Gaelic).
  • You have passed the Life in the UK test.
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