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Becoming a British Citizen

British Citizenship is one of six categories of British Nationality. However, it is the prime status in British Nationality law. If you are interested in becoming a British Citizen, as experts in Citizenship and Immigration Services in the UK, we are well placed to help you.

There are many advantages in becoming a British Citizen especially if you intend to live permanently in the UK. Moreover, British Nationality law allows a British Citizen to have more than one nationality. But the law of your original country may not allow you to be a citizen of that country if you are a British citizen. You should therefore check this with the authorities of the country concerned.

Today, British Citizenship may be obtained as a right by operation of the law; as an entitlement through the process of registration; or by obtaining naturalisation at the discretion of the Secretary of State. Whichever method you use, there are detailed rules and requirements to be met.

If an application for citizenship either by registration or naturalisation is refused, there is no right of appeal and any application fee paid to the Home Office is not refundable. It is therefore important that you obtain good quality and professional legal advice so as to ensure that your application has the best possible chance of success.


How we can help you

Nationality law is complex. However, as London solicitors with a reputation for expertise in this field of work, we will provide you with a clear explanation of the law applicable to your particular circumstances that is free of legal jargon. We will provide you with an interpreter who speaks your language (if required) and we will make a professional assessment of case advising you of it’s strengths and any weaknesses. Before submitting your application for the consideration of the Home Office, we will draft legal representations in support of your application. We will of course keep you informed of progress throughout.