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Nationality and British Citizenship

British citizenship and nationality law is extremely complex, and usually applies to the later stages of the immigration process.

Our specialist Immigration team can advise you on the relevant law, and your eligibility to obtain British citizenship and other forms of British nationality.

Understanding the different types of British nationality

There are six distinct forms of British nationality, of which British citizenship is just one. Only British citizenship gives you the automatic right to live and work in the United Kingdom. Meanwhile, you can only apply for a British passport if you have nationality as a:

  • British citizen
  • British Overseas Territories citizen
  • British overseas citizen
  • British subject
  • British national (overseas)
  • British protected person.

Knowing which application to make – and getting expert support with it

There are four ways in which an individual can become British:

  • acquisition
  • naturalisation
  • registration by entitlement
  • registration by discretion.

Our specialist Immigration team can advise you on which application to make, and support you through all the requirements you must meet – even for the most complex of cases. We can also help you prepare and submit of your application, covering all documentation requirements and associated fees.

We understand that applying for British citizenship can be very stressful, so we’ll work closely with you throughout the process, ensuring you’re fully aware and comfortable with it every step of the way.

To find out more about our immigration services, please contact our Immigration team. To learn more about our fees for our immigration services please click here.

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