British Citizenship & Naturalisation
Gaining British Citizenship is often the ultimate aim for migrants. Becoming a British Citizen allows you to live, work and travel as a UK citizen. There will be no restriction on your right to enter and leave the UK and you will enjoy the status that such respected citizenship offers. Additionally, it is rare for UK citizenship to be revoked, meaning there is security for you and your family.
In order to become a British Citizen, there are certain requirements that have to be met. There are also several ways for you to gain citizenship and you may be eligible for more than one of them. Our expert team can assist in ensuring you meet the requirements and advise you ion which route is best for your circumstances.
In order to apply you will have to complete a form and supply certain documentation. Our team can help you ensure the forms are correctly completed, to minimise the chance of a delay to your decision and help gather any documentation you may need and ensure it will be accepted.
If your application is refused, Monarch’s team of expert immigration solicitors can help you understand why this has happened and set out what steps you can take next.
Contact our Immigration Solicitors:
If you would like to enquire for any of our immigration services please complete our online contact form here or send an email to us at [email protected] and one of our solicitors shall call you back.
Alternatively, please call our immigration solicitors on 0330 127 8888 for a no obligation discussion.
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The most common reasons are that the form has been incorrectly completed or the documentation you sent was not correct. Using a solicitor can help you minimise the chances of this happening to you.
To meet the ‘continuous residency requirements,’ you need to show that you have lived in the UK for at least five years and during that time:
- spent no more than 450 days outside the UK during those five years;
- spent no more than 90 days outside the UK in the last 12 months
There is no statutory definition of ‘good character’ and no statutory guidance on the interpretation or application of the requirement. There is, however, internal guidance to Home Office decision makers in the form of the Nationality Guidance (NG) Good character requirement, which provides information on how the requirement is applied in practice in relation to all relevant applications for British citizenship.
If you believe some aspect of your application may mean you fail to meet the good character requirement, speak to one of our immigration lawyers.
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