Naturalisation and Registration for British Citizenship

Naturalisation as a British citizen is a significant life decision, and it is best that you consult an immigration specialist before proceeding with your naturalisation application. As a niche, law firm specialising in UK immigration law, our lawyers are uniquely qualified to provide all the help you require to ensure your application is successful.

If you require legal advice on UK naturalisation or registration as a British citizen, help with completion of the various forms required or simply wish to speak to someone who can help you with your decision, contact Latitude Law today on 0161 234 6800 or complete our enquiry form and we will call you back.

Who can apply for naturalisation for British citizenship?

Once you have settled in the UK and have lived here legally for five years, or three years if you are married to a British citizen, you may be eligible to naturalise as British.

Before you begin your naturalisation application, you must also meet the following requirements:

  • You must be aged 18 or over
  • You must be able to communicate in English, Welsh or Scottish Gaelic to an acceptable level
  • You must be of good character
  • You must possess a full understanding of the step you are taking and the legal implications of becoming a British citizen
  • You must have sufficient knowledge about life in the UK
  • You must intend to continue to live in the UK or to continue in Crown service, following the acceptance of your naturalisation application

For more information on naturalisation or to get an application form, click here.

Rules for children

The rules applying to children are different to those applying to adults. The best approach may be determined by factors such as where and when the child was born and the status of the parents. Latitude Law can advise you on the best route available for your child, including in complex cases involving adoption or surrogacy.

To naturalise or register a child for British citizenship, you will need the MN1 form. For an application form and guidance, visit the government website.

Contact Latitude Law

If you have any questions regarding any of the above criteria, your eligibility to apply for British citizenship or simply require legal advice on UK naturalisation or on registration of children, feel free to contact the experienced immigration lawyers at Latitude Law. Call 0161 234 6800 or complete our enquiry form and make an appointment with an immigration solicitor to discuss your naturalisation application.

We can arrange appointments in our London, Liverpool or Manchester offices, or we can take your instructions via email, phone or Skype.