British Citizenship Test: Applicants’ Guide

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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 Fees 2023

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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. From 4 October 2023, the British citizenship fee is £1500 for naturalisation, or £1351 to register as a British citizen (adult).   British citizenship fees 2023 The table below details all British […]

How to Apply for a British Passport

To apply for British passport you must first hold British nationality. However, holding British citizenship does not guarantee you will be issued a British passport. Your eligibility and circumstances will be assessed as part of the application process. Reasons for rejection could include for example any bail conditions or court orders you are subject to. […]

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 […]

Life in the UK Test: What’s Involved?

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 by Marriage Rules

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

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)

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

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 […]