British Citizenship Referee Rules

The process of naturalisation, or applying for British citizenship, requires you to prove you meet the strict eligibility requirements, which include providing referees for your British citizenship application. Applying for British citizenship takes time and you will not be refunded if your application is refused, so it is important to get your submission right first […]

Form MN1: Register a Child as a British Citizen

To register your child for British citizenship, you will need to complete form MN1. Becoming a British citizen is a significant life event. As well as allowing your child to apply for a British passport, British citizenship also means your child can live, work and study in the UK on a permanent basis, entirely free […]

British Citizenship Fees 2023

When applying for UK naturalisation, one of the key considerations will be cost and how much you will need to pay in British Citizenship fees. In 2022, it costs £1,330 to make an application to naturalise as a British citizen, which is made up of £1,250 for the application and £80 for the citizenship ceremony.   British […]

Life in the UK Test: What’s Involved?

Life in the UK test

If you are applying for British Citizenship or Indefinite Leave to Remain, in most cases you first have to pass the Life in UK test. Also known as the British Citizenship test, the Life in UK test is used to verify that applicants have the adequate knowledge of British customs, traditions, laws and political system, […]

British Citizenship Test: Applicants’ Guide

One of the mandatory requirements when applying to naturalise as a British citizen is that applicants pass the British citizenship test to prove their understanding and knowledge of British history, culture and politics. This is in addition to having a language qualification in English at B1 CEFR or higher, or its equivalent. The questions are taken […]

British Citizenship by Marriage Rules

british citizenship by marriage

Marriage to a British citizen does not automatically grant the non-UK spouse British citizenship. British citizenship is attained by marriage through the process of naturalisation. This requires the non-UK spouse to meet eligibility criteria under the nationality rules and make a citizenship application to the Home Office. In this guide, we explain the requirements and […]

Apply For Dual Citizenship UK

Dual citizenship UK

What are the rules on dual citizenship if you are applying to naturalise as a British citizen? Dual citizenship refers to the status of an individual who is recognised by two different countries as holding separate and concurrent citizenship for those two different nations. Each country, however, has its own rules relating to citizenship and […]

MN1 Guide (British Citizenship for your Child)

form mn1

The following MN1 guide covers the key considerations for parents when completing your child’s British citizenship application form. If you are a parent looking to register a child under the age of 18 as a British citizen, you will need to complete the Home Office’s form MN1. Becoming a British citizen is a significant life […]

Comprehensive Sickness Insurance Rules

comprehensive sickness insurance

To apply for British citizenship, applicants must show they meet an extensive range of eligibility criteria. Proof of Comprehensive Sickness Insurance (CSI) is one such requirement for some, but not all, UK naturalisation applicants. In particular, EU citizens with settled status may, depending on their circumstances, have to show they held CSI during their period […]

British Citizenship For BNO Passport Holders in Hong Kong

British citizenship for 
British Overseas Nationals
in Hong Kong?

The UK Prime Minister has stated that BNO passport holders in Hong Kong may be given a path to British citizenship, should the Chinese Government proceed with passing new security laws.   Possible changes to BNO passport holder rights Boris Johnson has written in The Times (3 June 2020) that the Government would seek to […]