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 […]

EU Naturalisation in the UK

What is EU naturalisation? EU naturalisation in the UK refers to the process of EU citizens applying to become British citizens. EU citizens who have been in the UK for more than six years with lawful status can become eligible to apply for naturalisation. Citizenship in the United Kingdom has advantages over EU Settled Status. […]

Naturalisation & Drink Driving

Applications for British naturalisation can quickly become complicated if the applicant has a criminal conviction, since past offences can impact your eligibility to meet the good character requirement. While the guidance in this area tends to be very clear on some aspects, it is slightly grey in other areas. Drink driving convictions is arguably a […]

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 & Criminal Convictions

We regularly receive queries concerning applications for naturalisation which have either been refused because of a person’s failure to disclose a criminal conviction, or where the applicant is unsure as to what to declare on their British citizenship application. The guidance issued by the Home Office on criminality is far from straight forward for applicants […]

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 […]

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, […]