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British Citizenship



Cartwright King’s specialist Immigration Lawyers can help you apply for British Naturalisation, freeing you from immigration restrictions. There are multiple routes to becoming a British Citizen, and our dedicated Immigration Team ensures that you get the right advice to give your application the best possible chance of success.

Get in touch with our dedicated UK Immigration Team now for help.

How Cartwright King’s UK Naturalisation Lawyers Can Help

With different pathways to becoming a British Citizen, it’s important that you apply via the correct route, otherwise your application could be delayed or refused. That’s why Cartwright King’s specialist Immigration Team can assess your eligibility and ensure that the application paperwork is all present and correct. We can help with:

  • British Citizenship by naturalisation applications
  • UK citizenship through marriage or civil partnership
  • Applications for British Citizenship based on five continuous years in the UK
  • British Citizenship applications through permanent residence status
  • British Citizenship through the EU Settlement Scheme*
  • British Citizenship through a British parent
  • British Citizenship through the Windrush scheme
  • British Citizenship if you have connections with Gibraltar
  • British Citizenship applications if you have lived in Hong Kong

Important British Citizenship Visa Information for 2021

Following the end of free movement between the EU and the UK from 1 January 2021, it’s possible for EU nationals to qualify for British Citizenship through the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS).

To apply for British Citizenship having obtained Settled Status under the EUSS, you must be free of any immigration restrictions for at least 12 months. Settled Status is also known as indefinite leave to remain under the EU Settlement Scheme.

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, British Citizenship applications are subject to the current government guidelines.

Speak to a specialist Cartwright King Immigration Lawyer today for advice on the new rules and coronavirus restrictions.

Benefit from a Free, Initial Telephone Conversation

To discuss your option for a British Citizenship application, benefit from a free, initial telephone call with one of our specialist Cartwright King Immigration Lawyers.

Amid the coronavirus pandemic and ever-changing UK immigration rules, Cartwright King’s specialist Immigration Lawyers are here to help you navigate the complex UK immigration system.

For immediate British Citizenship application assistance, contact us today for your free** initial discussion. 

The discussion is completely informal and confidential, and is an opportunity for us to:

  • Get to know you 
  • Understand your situation
  • Agree how you want to proceed

**Please be aware that this is a ‘get to know you’ call and no legal advice will be given.

Why Choose Cartwright King for British Citizenship Application Advice?

We understand that there’s a lot at stake when it comes to applying for British Citizenship. Becoming a British Citizen means that you can truly call the UK your home, have access to all the same rights as British Citizens and be free from immigration restrictions.

Whatever your circumstances, we listen, we understand and we care about the outcome of your case. That’s why we are committed to successfully securing British Citizenship with professional, sensible legal advice and sure guidance.  

We’re a trusted, resourceful Legal 500 Top Tier law firm with specialist lawyers that are calm under pressure, giving you peace of mind that we’re the right law firm to help you resolve your British Citizenship requirements.

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Frequently asked questions.

No. You have to make a separate application for a British passport if your naturalisation application is approved. Following approval of your naturalisation application, you will be required to attend a ‘citizenship ceremony’, where you will receive your certificate of naturalisation. 

Once you have this, you can apply for your British passport.

As the spouse or civil partner of a British citizen, you can apply for British naturalisation after three years in the UK, provided that:

  • You have been in the UK for three years and you have indefinite leave to remain status on the day of your naturalisation application
  • You have not been absent from the UK for more than 270 days in those three years
  • You have not been absent from the UK for more than 90 days in 12 months before your application

As part of your UK citizenship application, you will be asked to demonstrate that you are a ‘person of good character.’ This means you have shown respect for British culture, values and the rights and freedoms of the UK, adhered to UK laws and fulfilled your duties as a resident.

When applying for British Citizenship, you must disclose:

  • Any previous cautions, reprimands, custodial or non-custodial sentences 
  • Past, present or future court appearances 
  • Involvement in war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide or terrorism

This list is not exhaustive.

Be aware that when you apply for British Citizenship, a full background check will take place. Attempts to conceal any part of your history within or outside the UK could result in your application being refused and potential removal from the UK.