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British Citizenship - Naturalisation

Naturalisation is the process whereby a Non-British Citizen apply to the Home Secretary to be made British. British Nationality Act 1981, Section 41 is to be amended by the 2014 Immigration Bill so as made mandatory for anyone applying for British Citizenship to provide Biometric Information. Different rules apply for both Standard Naturalisation and Naturalisation of Spouses of British Citizen.

 

Documents required:

  1. Applicant’s Current Passport(or attested full copy from post office) or EU ID Card or UK Driving Licence

  2. Any Expired/Cancelled Passports used in the last 5 years - For Non-EEA nationals

  3. Applicant’s two photographs - pasted on the referee pages (download referee pages under “Download Documents” page)

  4. Indefinite Leave to Remain Biometric Residence Permit or Permanent Residence document with UKVI letter confirming date of acquiring Permanent Residence Status, if available or Copy of letter confirming Settled status, if available

  5. Original Life in the UK Pass Certificate - book the test at https://www.gov.uk/life-in-the-uk-test

  6. UK Bachelors/Masters/Phd Award or Secure English Language Tests (SELTs) Certificate passed at least level B1 - see details at https://www.gov.uk/english-language

  7. Marriage Certificate, if married to a British National

  8. Full Copy(all pages including blank pages) of Partner’s British Passport, if married to a British National

 

Information required:

National Insurance Number

Last 5 years addresses in the following format: 

From: (DD-MM-YYYY) or (MM-YYYY) To: (DD-MM-YYYY) or (MM-YYYY)

Address:

Post Code:

 

Details of the Applicant’s Parents:

Father’s – Name, Town and Country of birth, Nationality and Date of birth

Mother’s – Name and maiden name, Town and Country of birth, Nationality and Date of birth

 

Details of the Applicant’s Spouse/Partner:

Name and any other previous names 

Town and Country of birth

Nationality and Date of birth

Present Address

Date/Place of Marriage

Date of Naturalisation and Citizenship Certificate Number (if Naturalised as British)

If previously married, date of Applicant’s Previous Spouse/Partner:

Name and any other previous names 

Town and Country of birth

Nationality and Date of birth

Present Address

Date/Place of Marriage

Date of Naturalisation and Citizenship Certificate Number (if Naturalised as British)

 

First Referee details

Title(Mr/Mrs/Ms/Miss, etc.)

Given names

Family name

Gender

Date of birth

Addresses for last 3 years(starting with the current address)

Phone number:

Email address:

Profession:

 

Does your referee have a British passport? If yes, What is their passport number?

 

How does the referee know the applicant?

 

Second Referee details

Title(Mr/Mrs/Ms/Miss, etc.)

Given names

Family name

Gender

Date of birth

Addresses for last 3 years(starting with the current address)

Phone number:

Email address:

Profession:

 

Does your referee have a British passport? If yes, What is their passport number?

 

How does the referee know the applicant?
 

Applicant's Employment History for the last 10 years in the following format:

From

To

Occupation

Employer’s Name

Employer’s Address
 

List Absences from the UK in the last 5 years(or in the last 3 years, if married to a British National) in the following format:

Country Visited

Reason (Holiday, Business, Visiting Relatives)

Date of Departure from the UK (DD-MM-YY)

Date of return to the UK (DD-MM-YY)

Number of days*

Total number of days absent

[Enter whole days’ absences only. Do not include the day you left the UK or returned to the UK. For example, if you were absent from the UK between 1 January 2014 and 31 January 2014, enter 29 days (2 January to 30 January inclusive)].

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Please ensure that you were in the UK 5 years ago on the date of filing the application, so if we are filing the application on 24/05/2017, then you should have been present in the UK on 24/05/2012.

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Only for EEA Nationals

Proof of residence in the UK from the date of acquiring Permanent Residence or Settled Status upto the date of application.

Items of correspondence from 6 different sources as below (monthly items - 4 documents per year spread across the year, all documents which are quarterly, half-yearly and yearly) addressed to the Applicant, examples below: (online statements can be printed)

 

Bank statements/letters

Council Tax Bill

NHS letters,

HMRC letters,

TV licence

DVLA letters

Telephone Bills/Statements

Water rates bills/statements

Internet bills

Tenancy Agreement

Any online purchase invoices, like ebay invoices, amazon invoices, etc.