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 Fees 2022

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.   British citizenship fees 2022 The table below details all British citizenship fees, if you are apply […]

General Grounds for Refusal Explained

general grounds for refusal

When applying for either entry clearance or leave to remain in the UK, applicants must meet various suitability requirements and avoid general grounds for refusal. The suitability requirements are set out under the UK Immigration Rules. They apply to almost all immigration routes and are in addition to the specific validity and eligibility requirements of […]

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 […]

English Language Test for UK Visas

The English language test for UK visas, ILR and citizenship is used to evidence an applicant’s ability to meet the required standard under the Immigration Rules. Applicants from non-English speaking countries must pass an approved Secure English Language Test, taken through a Home Office-approved provider, to prove they meet the language requirement of the relevant immigration […]

British Citizenship Test (A Guide!)

A mandatory requirement when applying to naturalise as a British citizen is that applicants pass the British citizenship test, as well as having a language qualification in English at B1 CEFR or higher, or its equivalent.   Is the British citizenship test different to the Life in the UK test? The British citizenship test and […]

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 […]

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 […]

UK Nationality: Do You Qualify?

uk nationality

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 […]