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British Naturalisation

Becoming a naturalised British citizen is one of the most common routes to citizenship. If you were born outside the UK and don’t have a British parent, and have ILR or Settled Status, you may be eligible.

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Our Naturalisation Services

Citizenship by naturalisation is the last mandatory step on your path to becoming a British citizen and eventually attaining a British passport. At Westkin Associates we have our specialist citizenship team based in London that will project manage your entire application.

Please Note: This is not an application for the British Passport itself. After your application for naturalisation you will be invited to a ceremony, where you will be officially sworn in as a British citizen. You are then entitled to apply for a British passport.

I was very impressed with Westkin Associates service and we would highly recommend the company. The lawyer who worked on my Naturalisation case showed great expertise, communication was clear, amazing attention to detail. Everything that you’d want and expect. I have always felt confident and secure with Westkin handling the case and would like to say thank you very much. it’s been a pleasure working with you.

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Further detail

Detailed information about our Naturalisation service

To apply for this status, you must meet a number of requirements. This is an important step in your immigration journey towards obtaining a British passport and there are a number of criteria to meet. Completing your application doesn’t need to be a daunting process. Our team of specialist immigration lawyers are on hand to assist you with meeting the below requirements.

For the majority of applicants (excluding EEA nationals or those applying as a spouse of a British national), the requirements for the status are:

  • You must hold Indefinite Leave to Remain for the last 12 months.
  • In the 12 months prior to the application you cannot have an excess of 90 days absences from the UK. In some cases discretion can be exercised in this area and we recommend you get in touch to discuss your case if you feel you have valid reasons for not meeting this requirement.
  • You must meet the residential requirements, thus you must show 5 years lawful residence in the UK. In these 5 years you cannot have an excess of 450 days absences from the UK.
  • You must pass ‘The Life In the UK’ Test.
  • You must have passed the English language requirement.
  • You must show you are a person of good character. This aspect of the process is very subjective, and our immigration lawyers can guide you through how to show that you meet this requirement.

Naturalisation for spouse of British citizen requirements are slightly different if you apply as a spouse of a British national and different supporting evidence will need to be included in your application.

The process of applying for Naturalisation is slightly different if you are an EEA National or their Non-EEA partner.

At Westkin Associates we provide a specialised Naturalisation service for clients who require a full professional service delivered to the highest standard. We are unique in that we also deliver the highest service for our clients. This means from the point you instruct us, we shall endeavour to project manage your application from start to finish in order to secure your naturalisation as a British citizen.

Our unique Naturalisation service includes:

  • Initial consultation with an expert lawyer to discuss the process, procedure and develop an action plan moving forwards.
  • Client care letter within 24 hours.
  • Checklist of documents tailored to your application.
  • Certified copy of your passport.
  • Completion of all application forms on your behalf.
  • Full legal representations.
  • Templates required for the application.
  • Tabulated absences for your travel history.
  • Correspondence throughout the application process.
  • Project management of the entire application.

We pride ourselves on offering a complete Naturalisation service where we handle your case in its entirety for you, from start to finish. This allows our immigration lawyers to take the stress off of you, meaning you can begin preparing for the next steps of your life in the UK. Get in touch today to find out how we can assist you.

FAQS

Your frequently asked questions

Naturalisation is the process by which most migrants obtain nationality. It is granted a year after indefinite leave is obtained.
No one can be naturalised without holding indefinite leave first. Once you have a year of indefinite leave you will also need to prove that you have resided in the United Kingdom for a certain length of time.
Applicants with bad character or criminal convictions can be refused approval for this visa. Those who have also waited too long outside of the UK can also be refused.
Depending on how long you've been outside of the United Kingdom, if you have strong ties to the country on a discretionary basis our team can help you with this.
You can seek a reconsideration of the decision, this however is complex and our team can advise on whether a re-application as opposed to a reconsideration is the best course of action.

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