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Applying for a British Passport
Applying for a British Passport
A guide to applying for a UK passport. Where to get the passport application form, passport interviews and fees and waiting times....
Applying for UK Citizenship
Applying for UK Citizenship
A guide to applying for British citizenship by way of naturalisation: making sure that an applicant is eligible and completing the application....
Changes to UK Immigration Rules: How will these affect you?
Changes to UK Immigration Rules: How will these affect you?
An overview of the proposed changes to the way in which foreign nationals can obtain British citizenship – “earning the right to stay” and the new points-based…...
Different Types of UK Citizenship and Nationality
Different Types of UK Citizenship and Nationality
The different forms of UK nationality - the rights and entitlements of British citizens and British nationals. How a British national may register as a British citizen....
Dual Nationality
Dual Nationality
An overview of dual nationality as it applies to British citizens. When a British citizen may hold dual nationality and when they may have to renounce their nationality....
Giving Up UK Citizenship or Nationality
Giving Up UK Citizenship or Nationality
Giving up UK citizenship or nationality - the circumstances in which a British national may renounce that nationality and the application procedure they must follow....
Life as a UK Citizen
Life as a UK Citizen
The rights and responsibilities of UK citizens. Where rights come from and what they are. How and why UK citizens may have their citizenship withdrawn....
Marrying a UK Citizen
Marrying a UK Citizen
A guide to the immigration rules which apply to foreign nationals marrying a UK citizen. Marriage visas, certificates of approval and cracking down on forced marriages....
Probationary Citizenship in the UK
Probationary Citizenship in the UK
An overview of the concept of probationary citizenship, which proposed new UK immigration law will introduce. What it means and how long it will last....
Registering a Child as a UK Citizen or National
Registering a Child as a UK Citizen or National
Registering a child born abroad to a British parent as a British citizen. Different rules for UK citizens by descent and otherwise than by descent....
Step-by-step Guide to Acquiring Citizenship
Step-by-step Guide to Acquiring Citizenship
A step-by-step guide for foreign nationals who wish to acquire UK citizenship: immigration requirements, the citizenship test and the citizenship ceremony....
The Citizenship Ceremony
The Citizenship Ceremony
The UK citizenship ceremony: why it was introduced; the purpose of the citizenship ceremony; and, how and where they take place....
The Citizenship Test
The Citizenship Test
The citizenship test: who has to take the Life in the UK test; finding a test centre; preparing for the test; and, how the test is conducted....
UK Immigration Rules: Visas and Overstayers
UK Immigration Rules: Visas and Overstayers
If you come to the UK to live or work, you must possess the relevant visa. It is a criminal offence to overstay your "period of authorised stay". This straightforward…...
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