You can apply for British nationality a number of ways. It is dependent on your current status. Often people are unsure if they meet the requirements to apply. They are often confused as to the category that they should apply under.
To make it easier, we have outlined the types of British Nationality applications:
British Citizenship is the most common type of application. It grants you rights to live permanently in the UK. Also to leave and re-enter without restriction. However, your other rights may vary case to case.
It is important to note that British citizens can carry more than one nationality. However, we recommend that you check the other nations laws before applying for dual nationality.
You may be entitled to British citizenship as a right. For instance, you would be entitled through the process of registration or naturalisation. It is important to note, if an application for registration or naturalisation is refused then there is no right of appeal.
Therefore, it is important to get the right legal advice. We are experts.
Many apply for British Nationality from former British Colonies. Such as Kenya and Malaysia.
We help advise on whether you could apply.
This is a category of citizenship that was created by the British Nationality Act 1981. Which outlines the rules for those connected with British Overseas Territories. The following are some of the countries known as the British Overseas Territories; Anguilla, Bermuda, British Antarctic Territory, Cayman Islands, Gibraltar, Turks and Caicos Islands, Virgin Islands etc.
It might be that you could apply through this route.
If you are not already a British overseas national then you cannot apply to be one. But if you have a connection with a British overseas territory you might be a British National (Overseas).
So if you give our team your background. We can assess your situation and provide advice to assist any application.
British protected persons have limited rights in terms of living and working in the UK. Therefore, they can:
But they are restricted and are:
British nationality law continues to remain as complicated as ever. Therefore surprisingly there are some people who are unaware of their British National eligibility. You should also be aware that authorities have the power to strip people of their British nationality. But only in certain circumstances. Something we can argue should it happen to you.
If you wish to claim British nationality or require assessment then contact us today on 020 7242 1666. Our specialist immigration lawyers will guide you through your application.