What is a Naturalisation Application?
If you marry or are engaged in a civil partnership with a British citizen you are entitled to make a naturalisation application which, if successful, will allow you to become a British citizen and to enjoy all the benefits which come with that status.
General Requirements for a Naturalisation Application
Applicants must be over 18 years of age and be married or in a civil partnership with a British citizen. They must also be of sound mind, be proficient in speaking English, have sufficient knowledge of life in the UK and fulfil the residency requirements. The cost of making an application is £1330.
Residency Requirements for a Naturalisation Application
Applicants must be resident in the UK for a continuous period of 3 years and must not have spent more than 270 days outside the UK during this 3 year period. In the year prior top applying applicants must not have spent more than 90 days outside of the UK. Applicants must also have complied with UK Immigration rules throughout the entirety of their three year residency.
How we can Help
At PA Duffy and Company our team of specialised Immigration lawyers can make an application on your behalf and ease the stress that can come with this. Once we submit your application it can take up to 6 months to reach a decision and we will keep you updated on the progress of your case throughout this process.