British Citizenship For BNO Passport Holders in Hong Kong

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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 […]

Apply For Dual Citizenship UK

If you are considering applying for British citizenship, what does this mean for your current nationality? Is it possible to hold dual citizenship with the UK? Dual citizenship refers to the status of an individual who is recognised by two different nations as holding separate and concurrent citizenship for those two different countries. Each country […]

From ILR to Citizenship in the UK

16 minute read Last updated: 12th November 2019   If you have indefinite leave to remain (ILR) and are looking to naturalise as a British citizen, the following guide looks at the process of making an application to change your status from ILR to citizenship, from the requirements that must be met to common reasons […]

UK Nationality: Do You Qualify?

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9 minute read Last updated: 15th October 2019   It may be that you are unsure whether you already have UK nationality, perhaps because of your parent’s nationality even though you were born in the UK, or alternatively, you may wish to become a UK national and want to find out whether you are eligible […]

British Citizenship Requirements

9 minute read Last updated: 11th October 2019   One of the routes to become a British citizen is through the process of naturalisation. Naturalisation is not an automatic entitlement. If you believe you are eligible, you have to submit an application to the Home Office to prove you meet the British citizenship requirements.   […]

British Citizenship for Child Born in UK

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What are the Rules Governing British Citizenship for a Child Born in the UK? Under British law, not all children born in the UK are automatically recognised as British citizens. If your child was born in the UK, it will be important to understand how British citizenship works and whether your child holds British citizenship […]

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. Eligibility for British citizenship by marriage To apply […]

British Citizenship by Descent: Eligibility Rules

British citizenship by descent allows individuals who were not born in the UK to become British citizens on the basis of a parent’s, or in some cases grandparent’s, British status. What is British citizenship by decent? Under UK nationality rules, British citizens are classed as either having British citizenship by descent’ or ‘British citizenship otherwise […]

British Citizenship English Test (What’s Involved?)

When you are applying for UK citizenship you need to fulfil certain criteria. Part of this will be proving you meet the necessary standard of knowledge of the English language, which may require you to pass the British citizenship English test. Do you need to take the British citizenship English language test?  If you are […]

British Citizenship Application Form (How to Complete it!)

There are many different British citizenship application forms available. The main one is called the AN Form. You can download a copy of the British citizenship Application form AN from the website. You can also find more information on the Citizenship and living in the UK page of the website. Be careful that you correctly submit […]