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Obtain your British citizenship with the help of Crystal Law Solicitors

To be eligible to become a British national, you are required to prove that you have been in the UK on Indefinite Leave to Remain or EU settled Status for at least three years and never broken UK law, including immigration breaches.

Upon receiving your permanent resident status, you can live, work and study in the UK permanently without any immigration restrictions, travel and spend time abroad without losing your status. We can support you through all British citizenship applications:

British Citizenship by Marriage

British citizenship by marriage provides an avenue for a foreign spouse who wishes to settle in the UK with their spouse. Once you have been naturalised as a British Citizen, you will be able to live and work in the UK without immigration restrictions. This route is available to those who are married or in a civil partnership with a UK national and already have held Indefinite Leave to Remain for at least three years. 

British Citizenship by Birth

UK immigration law no longer recognises every child born in the UK as a British national. British citizenship by birth cannot always be acquired through one of the parents’ status. Children can receive British citizenship by birth in specific circumstances, for instance British nationality can be automatically acquired when both parents are settled in the UK.  

British Citizenship for Child Born Abroad

If British citizens living outside the UK have children out-of-country, the children will not automatically receive British Citizenship by descent. The ways for children to get British citizenship if they were born abroad outside the UK, is through adoption, naturalisation or registration. A child must be registered as a British citizen before they can apply for a British passport, and must be registered before they can enter the country. 

Dual Citizenship (UK)

To apply for dual citizenship, you need to make an application for naturalisation as a British citizen. After this stage, you can request to retain your current citizenship status from your home country. Depending on where your home country is, this will be allowed, and you will become a British dual citizen. Having British Dual Nationality means that you can become a British Citizen whilst retaining citizenship of your native country at the same time. 

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