How can I become a UK citizen legally?
There are 5 basic requirements to apply for British citizenship through naturalisation that most candidates must meet.
- Be over 18 years old.
- Be of “good character”. …
- Be currently living in the UK.
- Meet the English language requirements.
- Pass the “Life in the UK” test.
Can foreigners get British citizenship?
You can claim British citizenship through descent if you were born outside the UK and one of your parents is a UK citizen through birth, naturalization, registration, or adoption. However, you need to meet certain criteria depending on when you were born.
Can I move to the UK if I marry a British citizen?
Marriage to a British citizen does not grant you the automatic right to live in the UK. However, you can live in the UK if you are married to a British citizen and meet requirements such as demonstrating that your spouse has enough money to support you and that your marriage is genuine.
Is it hard to get British citizenship?
There is a requirement that you have to have been lawfully resident in the UK for either three or five years, depending on your route to British Citizenship. In addition to the residence requirement you also need to be of ‘good character’ and that is why it’s got harder for EU nationals to become British.
What happens if you stay in the UK longer than 6 months?
If you’re staying in the UK for longer than 6 months, you must collect your biometric residence permit when you arrive. You may also have to take a tuberculosis test as part of your application depending on where you come from.
Which countries can enter UK without visa?
Nationals of countries/territories who do not need a visa to enter the UK: All EU countries, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Kiribati, Macau, Malaysia, …
Does a British passport mean you are a British citizen?
Having a British passport doesn’t mean you’re a citizen either. British citizens, overseas territories citizens, overseas citizens, subjects, nationals (overseas) and protected persons can all apply for a passport.
How long does it take to get British citizenship after applying 2021?
After you’ve applied. You’ll usually get a decision within 6 months. You need to tell the Home Office if you change your personal details during this time.
Does being born in the UK make you a British citizen?
You’re usually automatically a British citizen if you were both: born in the UK on or after 1 January 1983. born when one of your parents was a British citizen or ‘settled’ in the UK.