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British Citizenship

British Citizens have a right to live and work in the United Kingdom. British Citizenship is one of the six types of British nationality defined in the British Nationality Act 1981; it can be acquired in any one of the following ways:


By being born in the UK to a parent who at the time of the child’s birth is either a British Citizen or has Indefinite Leave to Remain or has a Right of Abode in the UK


Following the grant of indefinite leave to remain, if you are over 18 and have been living in the United Kingdom for the last five years (or three years if you are married to or a civil partner of a British citizen) you may be able to apply for naturalisation as a British citizen.


The following categories of persons are eligible for registration as a British Citizen:

  • British overseas citizen, British protected person, British subject or British National (Overseas) with no other nationality
  • Those born in the UK before 1983 to a British mother
  • Those born in the United Kingdom on or after 1 January 1983 and lived there up to the age of 10.
  • Those who are British overseas territories citizen with a connection with Gibraltar
  • Those who qualify under the British Nationality (Hong Kong) Act 1997.


By being born outside the UK to a parent who at the time of the child’s birth was a British Citizen otherwise than by descent. The parent would be a British Citizen otherwise than by descent if he was:

  • Born in the UK after 1 January 1983 and one or both of his parents was a British Citizen, or settled in the UK at the time of birth; or
  • Adopted in the UK and one or both parents were British Citizens; or
  • Naturalised in the UK; or
  • Adopted abroad under the Hague Convention rules; or
  • Registered as a result of time spent in the UK


A child adopted by a British Citizen by virtue of a court order made in the UK, The Channel Islands and The Isle of Man acquires British Citizenship on adoption

A child adopted by a British Citizen after 1 June 2003 under the 1993 Hague Adoption Convention acquires British Citizenship automatically if the adopting parents are habitually resident in the UK on the date of the adoption

Why choose Pasha Immigration?

  • We have the technical experience and expertise in dealing with British Citizenship following 11 years working for the UK Border Agency

• We will take detailed instructions from you and advise you with reference to the British Nationality Act, case law and procedures that will be applied

• We will discuss your circumstances in detail and advise you accordingly about the weaknesses and strengths of your application

• We will advise you about the documentary evidence that will be required in support of your application for British Citizenship

• We will assess the contents of the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of the application and advise accordingly

• We will assist you with completing the relevant application form

• We will prepare a covering letter to introduce and support your application for British Citizenship

• We will submit your application on your behalf to the UK Border Agency by post

• We will keep you updated with the progress of your application until a decision is received from the UK Border Agency

 Please contact us by telephone on 02082636038 or 07466379085 or by email at info@pashaimmigration.co.uk for a free initial assessment of your circumstances.

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