Nationality

Guide to naturalisation as a British citizen

8% of applications for naturalisation as a British citizens are rejected by the Home Office, without the fee being returned. These guides aim to inform people wishing to become British of common pitfalls in the process.

HOME OFFICE NATIONALITY GUIDANCE
BRITISH CITIZENSHIP GUIDANCE

Guidance on how to consider an application to naturalise or register as a British citizen.

BRITISH NATIONALITY GUIDANCE

Cross-cutting and unusual topics common to all types of British nationality (see below) such as deprivation, adoption, domicile, surrogacy and more.

TYPES OF BRITISH NATIONALITY

Quick walk through of the 6 different types of British nationality

ONLINE BRITISH NATIONALITY CHECKER

Checks whether you might automatically have acquired British nationality

EU citizens and British citizenship

Information for EU citizens considering applying for British citizenship

Good character

An applicant for naturalisation as a British citizen must prove they are “of good character”. But what does this mean? In this eposts we explore different aspects of what lawyers call the “good character test”.

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