What is the British citizenship application process?
When an applicant has held the grant of Indefinite Leave to Remain for at least 12 months, you maybe eligible to for naturalisation.
The application can only be submitted via post and must include relevant documentation including the application form completed by yourself and referees. Thereafter, UKVI will review and check your visa status in the UK as well as checking for an criminal or civil matters which may disbar you.
Once approved, you will receive an invitation to attend at a Citizenship ceremony which is usually local to where you live and at the ceremony you will receive your Certificate of Naturalisation.
Thereafter you are free to apply for a British passport which is usually processed within approximately six weeks and the UKVI can ask to interview you before processing the application.
What is the cost of applying for British citizenship?
UKVI currently charge £1,236 for an adult and £936 for a child. The fees are subject to change and you should check before sending in your application. Also to note that if you make a mistake and fail to subject a relevant document, your application will be automatically refused and you will lose the fees.
What you need to know about British citizenship applications
You can apply for naturalisation after 12 months of indefinite leave to remain.
It is important to check if your country of origin allows you to hold both British citizenship and citizenship of that country, as some do not permit this. The UK does allow you to have more than one nationality.