Applying to become a British national is the final step in the immigration journey. It's not a requirement, but after spending several years in the UK and making it your home, applying for naturalisation and then a British passport is an available option.

Obtaining British Nationality

You might be eligible for British nationality even if you've never lived in the UK. Qualification is more likely if one of your parents was born here, or is a British national who lived in the UK for some time. Additionally, you could already be entitled to a British passport but might not realise it due to specific circumstances. 

There are multiple routes to becoming British, including naturalisation and registering as a British citizen. The process depends on your unique situation. Although the criteria might appear simple, applications can become complex and costly.  

If your application is denied the fees aren't refunded—getting it right on your first attempt will save you unnecessary stress. Moreover, even after your application is approved, you’ll need to make a separate application for a British passport.  

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How we can help you

Our immigration lawyers handle these cases regularly, acting for people across the world. We can provide clear guidance on: 

  • Whether you or your children have an automatic claim to British nationality or if you need to register 

  • The correct route to citizenship 

  • Common mistakes made with your type of application 

  • The documents needed for the application to avoid refusal 

  • The application process you will need to follow 

We also provide various fixed fee packages for different services, including: 

  • Advice on how to apply 

  • Preparing applications  

  • Checking your application and reviewing supporting documents 

  • Providing a cover letter for the application 

If you need any help with the application process, or to explore how we can help, please contact us. 

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