What is British Citizenship?

Obtaining British citizenship grants you lifelong residency in the UK, along with the ability to live, work, and study freely. You can also access benefits, apply for a British passport, and receive healthcare through the NHS without charge. These rights are identical to those enjoyed by British nationals.


Criteria for a British Citizenship

To become a UK citizen through naturalisation, you must meet several criteria outlined in the British Nationality Act. Here are the requirements:

• Be over 18 years old.

• Have resided in the UK for the necessary qualifying period, typically 3 or 5 years depending on your chosen route.

• Meet the language requirements.

• Pass the Life in the UK test.

• Intend to remain living in the UK upon gaining citizenship.

• Not have violated immigration rules.

• Have lived in the UK for at least 12 months after obtaining settlement, except if applying based on marriage, civil partnership, or relationship with a British national.


Obtaining a British Citizenship:

Obtaining UK citizenship depends on your individual circumstances and eligibility. The primary paths to British citizenship include:

• British citizenship by birth

• British citizenship by descent

• British citizenship by marriage

• Settled status leading to UK citizenship

• British citizenship by naturalisation

At AMT Lawyers, we offer assistance with your British Citizenship application preparation. Our skilled Immigration Law solicitors will guide you through the process, ensuring your application meets all eligibility criteria and that you submit all necessary supporting documents accurately.



£800 – £1,500 plus VAT at 20%.

The approximation of legal fees listed above is our legal fees only based on a fixed fee basis. This does not include disbursements such as home office applications fees. These fees can vary depending on the route taken and type of application. For all home office application fees, please visit; https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-regulations-revised-table/home-office-immigration-and-nationality-fees-10-april-2024


Estimated Time Frame

You will typically receive a decision on your British citizenship application within 6 months. Simple cases may be resolved within 1 – 3 months. Delays may occur for complex cases or missing information.

During the application process, you’re allowed to travel in and out of the country based on your current immigration status. However, if your situation changes (e.g., change of address, marriage, or arrest), you must inform the Home Office

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