BRITISH CITIZENSHIP BY MARRIAGE
Applicants, who are married to, or in a Civil Partnership with a UK National, will be eligible for Naturalisation provided they are over 18 years, resident in the UK for at least three (3) years and held Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR). They should not spend more than 270 days outside the UK and not spent more than 90 days outside the UK in the last 12 months of the five-year period.
Applicants over the age of 18 years and under the age of 65 years are required to meet a Knowledge of Language and Life in the UK test and to have speaking and listening qualification in English at B1 CEFR or higher, or its equivalent.
Furthermore, applicants must be a person of good character.
Frequently asked questions
What is Automatic acquisition of British citizenship?
A child born in the UK to parents one or both of whom are British citizens, or are settled in the UK at the time the child is born, or members of the UK armed forces is automatically a British citizen otherwise than by descent and does not need to be registered. Similarly, a child born overseas to a British parent is a British citizen by descent and does not need to be registered.
How many days am I allowed to stay outside UK to apply for Naturalisation?
Will my work related absence be disregarded towards the residency requirement?
In line with the Home Office service standards for processing British citizenship applications, they decide 95 per cent of settlement applications within six (6) months of the application date.
Can I have two nationalities at the same time?
When can I apply for British Passport?
What is Good Character requirement?
They have not respected, and/or are not prepared to abide by the law; or
They have been involved in or associated with war crimes, crimes against humanity or genocide, or other actions that are considered not to be conducive to the public good ;
Their financial affairs were not in appropriate order; or
Their activities were notorious and cast serious doubt on their standing in the local community; or
They had been deliberately dishonest or deceptive in their dealings with the UK Government; or
They have assisted in the evasion of immigration control.