British Naturalisation/British Citizenship

British Naturalisation/British Citizenship

British Naturalisation (or British Citizenship) is a concluding UK immigration service available to foreign nationals with permanent resident status. In order to apply, you need resident status (i.e. Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK or ILR) and must have spent a minimum of three years living and working in Great Britain.

If you are successful, you can enjoy the full rights of a British citizen, including a British passport and won’t have to worry about further UK visa application or UK visa extensions.

As Immigration Law specialists, Knightsbridge Solicitors Immigration Services can help you through every step of UK citizenship applications with expert advice and guidance. To find out whether you qualify or begin your application, visit the online assessment area today.


Unlike visas for short term residency such as UK visit visas, travel visas or work permits, British Naturalisation offers permanent residency in the UK as a British citizen. A UK work permit is not required and successful candidates are free to seek and undertake work in Great Britain without any constraints.


A successful UK Naturalization application must meet various criteria, which differ depending on the individual circumstances of the application. However, eligibility is usually based upon the applicant living in Britain for at least five or six years.


Right of Abode

Applicants who were born to a British mother outside the country before the 1st of January 1983 now qualify for British nationality through registration. Those who have held Right of for over five years may either register or naturalize.

Having British Born Parents

Applicants who were born to a British mother or father outside the country are permitted to undergo United Kingdom naturalization.

Additional Information

Some countries allow you to keep your current Citizenship when you become a citizen of Great Britain. This is often referred to as ‘Dual Citizenship.’ However, some countries do not recognize ‘Dual Citizenship’ and will strip your Citizenship and passport after becoming a British Citizen. We advise you to consult the authorities of the countries you hold Citizenship in to be fully aware of the effects that receiving UK citizenship may have on your present Citizenship’s.

How Knightsbridge Solicitors Can Help

As a specialist immigration law firm, Knightsbridge Solicitors can provide expert legal advice and assistance throughout the application process to ensure that the needs of our clients are met.

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