British Citizenship Fees 2024

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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. In 2024, the British citizenship fee is £1500 for naturalisation, or £1351 to register as a British citizen (adult).   British citizenship fees 2024 The table below details all British citizenship fees, […]

British Citizenship Refused?

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If your British citizenship application is refused, depending on the circumstances, your options could include challenging the decision or making a fresh application. Attaining British citizenship can provide you with benefits such as the right to hold a British passport and unrestricted entry to the UK, free from immigration controls. It will also allow you […]

Form AN British Naturalisation Form

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Form AN is used by most non-UK nationals applying to naturalise in the UK as a British citizen. Children should use form MN1. Non-British citizens can apply to naturalise after 12 months of holding either Indefinite Leave to Remain, EU Settled Status or permanent residence by completing Form AN. It is important that you ensure […]

British Citizenship Requirements

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There are several British citizenship requirements that must be met under the British Nationality Act (BNA) 1981 to prove your eligibility to naturalise as a British citizen. The following guide for applicants looks at each of the statutory requirements that must be met for a successful application for British citizenship. We also look at the […]

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 […]

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

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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 […]