British Citizenship

British Citizenship and Naturalisation

The process of getting British Citizenship is termed as “naturalisation,” a status given to the non-UK residents who satisfy the criteria and requirements. Many applicants confuse citizenship with the process of getting a British passport and assume that they can apply for naturalisation after qualifying the passport or get the passport after qualifying for the settled status. However, this is not the case. A person must have British nationality to get a British passport.

Hence, if you have permanent residence, settled status, limited leave to remain in the UK, or indefinite leave to remain in the UK and meet all other requirements, then you can apply for British citizenship. However, ask for expert advice from our experienced British Citizenship lawyers in London to help you out in the complex task.



Eligibility criteria

If you are wondering who is eligible to apply for British citizenship, then we are here to help you. Following are the requirements that you need to satisfy:

  • You should be at least 18 years old
  • You are of a good character
  • Satisfy the residency requirements
  • Spent less than 450 days in a foreign country during the stay of 5 years in the UK or 270 days during three-years of residence period if you are married to a British citizen
  • Haven’t been outside the UK for more than 90 days in the last 12 months
  • Had indefinite leave to remain in the UK or permanent residence status for the last one year
  • You are planning to reside in the UK permanently
  • Meet the minimum English level requirements
  • The applicant has passed life in the UK test


Why choose Sindhu Immigration to handle the process of getting British citizenship?

If you are looking for an excellent advice company with the best immigration solicitors on-board, you can vouch for our service. We will be just a call away from assessing the application status to helping you out in meeting all the pre-requisites.


British Citizenship for Stateless Child Born in the UK

A stateless child born in the UK can be eligible for British Citizenship if he/she meets all the requirements. Being stateless means neither you are protected by any country nor entitled to any healthcare benefits. Apart from these, no foreign embassy will be by their side at times of strife. As they don’t hold a valid passport, the stateless person won’t be eligible to travel between countries.  


What are the laws governing British Nationality?

Under schedule 2 of the British Nationality Act 1981, stateless persons can apply for British Citizenship, if they:

  • Are born in the UK
  • Have always been stateless
  • Are below the age of 22 at the time of processing application
  • Have lived in the UK for at least five years


How Our Immigration Lawyers Will Help?

Our Immigration Solicitors will thoroughly analyse the application and provide you with honest legal advice for better results. Additionally, our team of expert immigration lawyers in London can assist parents and children who believe they are eligible for British Citizenship under this category. Hence, we will help you make the application as quickly as possible. The deciding factor about your case is to meet the requirements under this route.