British Nationality


Nationality is one of the complex areas in the immigration laws. On one hand, where nationalities can be acquired by naturalisation, on the other hand, it can be renounced (give up) as well. There can be different routes to acquire nationality. It can can either be through Naturalisation (after spending certain years, normally six years in the UK) on the basis of Permanent Residence or through parents or grand-parents.

So far as UK nationality is concerned, there are 6 different types of British nationality which includes British Citizen, British Overseas Citizen, British Protected Person, British National overseas, British Subject and British Overseas Territories citizen.

The factors which contributes to decide if someone is British National or not includes (but not limited to) :

  • Place of Birth
  • Date of Birth
  • Nationality of Father at the time of birth
  • Nationality of Mother at the time of birth
  • Settlement status of parents at the time of birth

In some circumstances, applicants can apply for British Nationality by registering their nationality.


Naturalisation is a process of getting citizenship of a country through residence. Just like a lot of other countries in the world, UK allows immigration to acquire British Citizenship. UK law allows dual citizenship but the other country, normally country of your Birth, may not allow to have nationality of an other country. Therefore it is very important that you check this before making an application for Naturalisation in UK. India is an example of a country which does not allow dual citizenship.

After 12 months of getting Indefinite Leave to Remain in UK, Naturalisation application can be made.

Life in UK Test and Knowledge of English requirements apply. Though most of the applicant met these requirements when they applied for ILR, therefore they do not need to meet these requirements again.

Applicants should not have spend more than 90 days in last 12 months period.

Though majority of applications are made online, but option to send application is still available. Form AN is used to make postal application for Naturalisation. Postal Applications take much longer longer than online applications.

Many people ask about impact of convictions and points on driving licence- penalty points, parking tickets on their Nationality applications.

The answer is not simple. A minimum time has to lapse since the conviction and its stays on record for certain time. Once the stipulated time is passed, convictions should not be a ground of refual of naturalisation application, exceptions though apply to the rule.

It is worth taking professional advice before making application in these circumstances. A refused application can cost thousands of pounds and also very costly in term of time.

Services we offer

We offer following two services. Please read through to find out the best one you need.

1. Full application Service: Fixed Fee £300 (£500)

We fully prepare your application, provide you full advice and support from the very start to the end. We will submit your application to the UK Home Office on your behalf and follow the application until decided by the Home Office, UK. Book this service online for a fixed fee £300. There are no VAT and hidden charges.

2. Application Checking Service

This immigration advice service is suitable for the clients who has already prepared their application and would like their application is checked before sending to the Home Office. Our fixed fee for this service is £180.

The service is provided over the phone, by email, post, WhatsApp or combination of some of all of them. It normally involves few hours of work. Book this service online.

Got a question, contact us

Should you need to ascertain that you are British National or not, contact us for advice.

Alternatively, read FAQ’s or send us a quick message and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We aim to respond all queries within 1 working day.

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