If you have indefinite leave to remain and would like to become a British citizen, you may be able to apply for naturalisation.
You usually will need to have held indefinite leave to remain for a period of at least 12 months, before you can apply to naturalise as a British citizen. If however you are married to a British citizen, you may be able to apply as soon as you have been granted indefinite leave to remain.
You should be in the UK to apply.
In addition to holding ILR for the minimum required period, you will also need to provide evidence of your knowledge of language and life in the UK. You will also need to demonstrate that you are of ‘good character’, and that you have not had excessive absences from the UK during the 5-year period before you apply, and also in the 12-month period before you apply. You will also need two referees to support your application, who will need to sign a declaration. Finally, you will also need to demonstrate that you were present in the UK exactly five years before you apply. For more information about the requirements and your specific circumstances, please get in touch with us so that we may assess your eligibility.
What KTS Legal?
At KTS Legal, we will assist you with your application to naturalise as a British citizen, including drafting and submitting a comprehensive application that satisfies all the immigration laws for this route.