Form AN | British Naturalisation Form

British Citizenship is not an entitlement. You can apply to naturalise after 12 months of either Indefinite Leave to Remain, EU Settled Status or permanent residence by completing Form AN. Form AN applies to most non-UK nationals applying to naturalise in the UK. Children should use form MN1. In this user guide, we will explain […]

EU Naturalisation

eu naturalisation

EU naturalisation is the process by which EEA nationals with more than 6 years in the UK and who have held permanent residence status for at least 12 months can apply to become a British citizen, and be eligible for a British passport. EU citizens who have registered under the EU settlement scheme become eligible […]

Home Office Praises DavidsonMorris

The UK Home Office has reviewed and made changes to its application communication processes following concerns raised by immigration specialists at DavidsonMorris. In a letter received from a Home Office caseworker this April, we have been informed that process changes are expected in particular to impact applications for naturalisation as a British citizen. The letter also provides […]

Good Character Requirement for Naturalisation

The Good Character requirement for naturalisation is without question one of the more complex criteria that British citizenship applicants have to meet. Under the test, applicants are assessed on all aspects of criminal history (cautions through to custodial sentences) and immigration-related issues. Guidance on the requirement was most recently updated at the start of 2019, […]

Naturalisation Certificate (A Guide!)

The naturalisation certificate is issued to an individual as evidence that they have been granted British citizenship. Naturalisation certificates can be used to apply for a British passport (original form only is accepted), and for general identification purposes. Strict rules apply however in order for the certificate to be acceptable.   Lost or stolen naturalisation certificate? In the event […]

Naturalisation & EEA Family Members

The original version of this article was updated following the decision in Lounes, November 2017. Please contact DavidsonMorris if you have any queries. The curiosity in English law which saw non-EEA family members of EU nationals naturalising as British citizens subject to restricted rights to reside in the UK has been addressed. In November 2017, […]

Naturalisation & Drink Driving

Addressing criminal convictions have always been tricky when it comes to making applications for Naturalisation. The nationality Good Character guidance tends to be very clear on some aspects and slightly grey in other areas; Driving convictions being a mixture of the two. If you have been disqualified from driving, your application will normally be refused […]

Naturalisation & Criminal Convictions

We’ve received a number of queries concerning applications for naturalisation which have been refused because of a persons failure to disclose a criminal conviction or some other matter which is relevant when a decision for British citizenship is made. The guidance issued by the UK Border Agency is voluminous and very detailed and at the […]