Westkin Associates

Our Services

British Citizenship Lawyers In London

The final step on your journey, British Citizenship grants your a British passport and affords you the same rights, protections and freedoms as any other British citizen.

Book Appointment Contact Us
ABOUT THIS SERVICE

Our Citizenship Services

British Citizenship means that you can live in the UK freely without being required to follow any immigration rules. Individuals with UK Citizenship will be able to have a UK passport and live under the same rules as those born in the UK.

Holding Citizenship status can offer you:

Live in the UK permanently.

The right to work with no permits or restrictions.

Free medical care and access to state benefits.

Children and dependents obtain the advantages of your citizenship.

Travel freely without losing your status in the UK.

Right to vote in the UK and stand in elections.

When applying for naturalisation, I debated whether I should seek legal help or just go through the process myself. I ended up going to Westkin and could not have been happier with the service. My lawyer was always available when I called, responsive, and more than anything else – reassuring. What could have very easily been a confusing and worrying process became relatively simple and Westkin was there at every step. I was a citizen in under six months and the whole process was a breeze.

Meet our British Citizenship Lawyers In London Team

Further detail

Detailed information about our Citizenship service

Applications for British Citizenship must be made online through the UK government website. To apply, you must be eligible through Citizenship by birth or descent, through marriage, or through the 5 year route (5 years or more spent living in the UK).

Some documentation is needed to support your Citizenship application. This includes:

  • A passport, birth certificate or valid travel document to prove your identity and permanent residence status.
  • Proof that you hold Indefinite Leave to Remain or EU Settled Status, for example your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP).
  • Evidence of your previous immigration status and your right to remain in the UK.
  • Proof of English language and knowledge of life in the UK.
  • Evidence of lawful residential presence in the UK.
  • Details of any periods of absence spent outside the UK.
  • Evidence of meeting the Good Character requirement.

British Citizenship applications must be made online, and it is often a long and time-consuming process. It is recommended that you seek assistance from a professional when applying.

British Citizenship can be made if you have been living in the UK for at least 5 years, with no longer than 450 total days spent the UK. You must also have:

  • Held Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in the UK for at least 12 months.
  • Passed the life in the UK test.
  • Met the English language requirements.
  • Demonstrated that you meet the Good Character requirement. This means you must not hold a recent criminal record.

You may be eligible for Citizenship without having lived in the UK for 5 years. Some other common qualifiers for British Citizenship include:

  • Citizenship by birth or descent – you were born in the UK, or are the child of at least one parent who is a British citizen, or settled person.
  • Citizenship by marriage – you can apply for citizenship as the partner of a UK Citizen if you spent the last 3 years in the UK as a settled person.

We understand that applying for British Citizenship is a big step for many people coming to the end of their UK immigration journey. It can be a worrying process, but we can make it easier for you. If you’re unsure whether you’re eligible to apply or need help to strengthen your application, get in touch with our Immigration lawyers today.

Call our office on 0207 118 4546 or get in touch through our website.

FAQS

Your frequently asked questions

They are both methods of obtaining British nationality, citizenship only applies to a limited number of people who qualify for historic reasons.
Children who are born in the United Kingdom and have not left the country for the 1st 10 years of their life. Those who qualify thanks to historic ties with a commonwealth country.
It remains difficult to say, and one should be careful of lawyers who are promising an amnesty. However, overstayers should always make attempts to regularise their status and Westkin are happy to assist.
An example would be children who are born in the United Kingdom and have not left the country for the 1st 10 years of their life. Another example would be those who qualify thanks to historic ties with a commonwealth country.
You can seek reconsideration. What if my reconsideration application is not successful? Westkin has experience in challenging these decisions by way of judicial review and have had success in this area.

Send an enquiry via the form below and we'll be in touch

We guarantee that only a fully qualified immigration lawyer will take this appointment with you.
Untitled(Required)
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Had a fantasic experience! Very kind, professional, and communicative. As I had experienced a few law firms, I would definitely fefer this one to my friends and family and highly recommend to anyone.

Chalisa K
28 March

SRA
Legal 500
BBC
International Business Times
OISC
ACQ5

Looking to hire an immigration lawyer?

We guarantee that only a fully qualified immigration lawyer will take this appointment with you.
Untitled(Required)
Untitled(Required)
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

Not ready to start your case?

Learn more about Special Visa Options, Life in the UK and how to select a Lawyer.

Download Free Info Pack