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British citizenship is not an easy thing to obtain. We understand that you may feel a little daunted by the challenge, after all, it will take a lot of commitment to obtain your right-to-remain. This is where Gowing Law Solicitors can come in to help you understand your rights and how you could be eligible to stay in the UK. They will guide you through the UK home office requirements and make sure you understand how you could be eligible for a visa. Keep in mind there are many different types of visas for you to choose from, so ask questions to your lawyer about which would be the best fit for you to obtain British citizenship.

Speak to Gowing Law’s immigration specialists today to get started on obtaining your UK visa. You can call us on 0161 8080 060 or visit our immigration page below:

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What is British Citizenship all about?

If you are interested in living in the UK permanently, you will need to receive British Citizenship from the home office. This means that you will need to pay certain fees in order to receive a visa. As you can see from our video, there are many different types of visas that you can choose from. Make sure to read up on them in order to understand which would best you and your situation. For instance, if you are planning on studying in the UK, you may want to go after a student visa. Some examples of some visas may include:

  • Work visas
  • Business visas
  • Spouse visas
  • Asylum
  • Transit Visas

Choosing the type of visa you intend to apply for is important. However, it’s also important to consider British citizenship as a whole. By becoming a British citizen, you are going to be able to live and work within the UK without having to worry about immigration controls. If you want to receive your British citizenship, you are going to have to go through a process called “Naturalisation”. You can start this process once you have received your indefinite leave to remain. Your solicitor can guide you through this process and make sure you get the support needed to get you through this lengthy process. We understand that it can be expensive to achieve British citizenship. That’s why Gowing Law’s helpful team of immigration specialists will be here to support you throughout the entire process.

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Naturalization & British Citizenship: How do I know I can obtain it?

If you are ready to apply for British Citizenship, it’s important to remember that the complexity of the process will depend on your own personal circumstances. However, the current pandemic as well as Brexit may also have an effect on your citizenship. For instance, it may end up causing delays due to social-distancing and safety measures now being put in place. With that said, your lawyer will be there to provide you personalized advice so you know exactly what to expect. So don’t worry!

There are many different ways that you could eligible to become a British citizen. One of the ways we can help you achieve your citizen status is through naturalisation. You must have lived in the UK for around 5 years (as well as have indefinite leave to remain) or have had permanent resident status for at least 12 months before you made your application.

Here are the criteria that you will need to fulfil during the naturalization process:

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What other ways are there to achieve British Citizenship?

It’s important to remember that there other ways that you could achieve British citizenship, outside of naturalization process listed above. Instead, you could achieve a settled status if your partner/spouse has lived in the UK for more than 3 years. However, to do this you will need to have indefinite leave to remain, a settled status within the EU scheme or have a permanent residence document. This is only one of the ways that you could become a resident of the UK. Take a look at our infographic below to get a better idea of how you could achieve British citizenship:

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There may be other ways that you could be eligible for British Citizenship. Keep in mind that if you want your children to apply to be citizens, they must be registered. If the registration is successful then your children will be able to enter the UK without having to deal with any immigration controls. Your solicitor can give you further advice on this if you encounter any difficulties. Feel free to ask them questions about the process.

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Will I need to pay for British citizenship?

Unfortunately, if you do want to apply for British citizenship, you will need to pay fees. We understand that this can be stressful and may even make you feel overwhelmed. If your application is refused, you will get your fees returned to you. For a general estimate for how much you may pay, it could cost you around £1,330 to undergo the naturalization process. However, this may be subject to your own personal situation and where you are currently situated. It may also depend on why you want to settle in the UK.

This is why we would highly recommend that you speak to an immigration solicitor if you are interested in living in the UK. They can guide you through this lengthy process and ensure that you get the best advice possible. That way you can understand how you can get started and what obstacles you may need to face in the process.

Obtain British Citizenship today with the help of Gowing Law Solicitors!

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Our immigration specialists are here to make sure that the settlement process is as simple as possible. That way you can become a British citizen without encountering too many obstacles. Our lawyers can provide you with free advice and consultations to get you started. If you are happy to work with our solicitors, we can offer our services on a “no win-no fee” basis. That means you will always come out on top and will never need to pay any hidden fees.

Contact our law firm today by calling us on 0161 8080 060, emailing or by using our claims checker. One of our specialists will then be available to answer all of your questions.

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