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Applications for Registration, Naturalisation and British passports

There are many ways to become a British Citizen under the British Nationality Act 1981. Some can qualify immediately for a British passport, while others must undergo a registration or naturalisation process before applying for their first British passport.

If you were not born in the UK, the most common way to qualify for British Citizen is through naturalisation. To qualify, you must be free of immigration restrictions, meet the residence requirements, be a person of a good character and must have the intention of making the UK your main home. You also need to comply with English language requirements and demonstrate knowledge of life in the UK. 

Registration is the only way for a child under 18 years of age to become a British Citizen. There are many ways to qualify for Registration. You should seek legal advice on your eligibility before applying.

Our Immigration team would be happy to assist you and/or your children with your nationality or registration enquiries. Please do not hesitate to contact any of our Immigration advisers or lawyers for assistance and legal advice.

*Please note that requirements may vary from case to case based on the nuances of your situation, and the information on this page is not intended to replace legal advice.

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Chan Neill Solicitors is a trading name of Chan Neill Solicitors LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales, under number OC430320. Chan Neill Solicitors LLP is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. SRA number: 668071. We use the word partner to refer to a member of Chan Neill Solicitors LLP, or an employee or consultant who is a lawyer with equivalent standing and qualification. A list of members names together with a list of non members who are designated as partners is available for inspection at our registered office at 107 Charterhouse Street, London, EC1M 6HW