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  • myUKinfo - All you need to know about living and working in the UK
  • myUKinfo - All you need to know about living and working in the UK
  • myUKinfo - All you need to know about living and working in the UK
  • myUKinfo - All you need to know about living and working in the UK
  • myUKinfo - All you need to know about living and working in the UK
  • myUKinfo - All you need to know about living and working in the UK

Applying for British Citizenship

This section will help you apply for British Citizenship.

There are many ways you can qualify to apply for British citizenship.  If you are over 18 and have been living in the UK for the last five years (or three years if you are married to or a civil partner of a British citizen) you may be able to apply for naturalisation as a British citizen.

Visit the UK Border Agency website and see if you can apply for British Citizenship.

Once you know you are eligible to apply for British citizenship, there are three ways you can apply:

  • applying through the Nationality Checking Service (NCS). 
  • applying through an agent or representative.  If you apply through an agent or representative, make sure they are registered with the Office of the Immigration Service Commissioner (OISC)

Visit the OISC website to find an agent or representative or see if your agent is registered.

  • you can also make an individual application. The application form and guide have guidance on what documents need to be submitted.  Your application may be delayed if you do not provide the necessary documentation

Once you know you are eligible and decide how to apply, you can download the form and guide.  The forms you need to fill out will depend on your specific circumstances and the type of citizenship you are applying for.

Visit the UK Border Agency website and find out what citizenship form you need.

The UK Border Agency has additional information that may be helpful in the form of leaflets on the types of applications for British Citizenship.

Visit the UK Border Agency website and download leaflets on British Citizenship.

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