If you are 18 years and over, you may be eligible to apply for British Citizenship if you have been granted indefinite leave to remain or have acquired permanent residence. This process is called citizenship by Naturalisation.

Naturalisation is the process by which you can apply for British Citizenship if you were not born in the UK. To be eligible, you must be 18 years old or over and satisfy certain conditions.

The requirements for British Citizenship vary slightly depending on whether you are married to a British citizen or not.

In most cases, you must have indefinite leave to remain for one year before you apply for citizenship. If you are married to a UK national, you can submit your forms after three years of continuous residence as a settled person.

If your application is approved, you will receive an invitation to attend a Citizenship ceremony to obtain your Certificate of Naturalisation. At that point, you will be free to apply for a British passport.


Children under 18 years old who were not born British can register as a British citizen if certain requirements are met

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