Our Services

At Kilby Jones Solicitors we take pride in our work. With our good reputation built on professional and ethical standards, we have empowered thousands of immigrants to successfuly prepare their applications. Our aim is to make the task easier, more accurate and less stressful as well as making sure we complete the appropriate forms and documents in a timely manner.

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UK Nationality and Citizenship

There are many types of British Nationality or Citizenship:

  • British Citizenship
  • British Overseas terrotories citizen
  • British overseas citizen
  • British subject
  • British national (overseas)
  • British protected person

Of the above, the only one that allows you to live and work in the UK without a visa is British citizenship. Determining whether an individual qualifies as a British citizen depends on where and when they were born and their parents' circumstances.

Adults who were not born British would need to go through the Naturalisation process to become a British citizen. To apply to naturalise as a British citizen, they will have to fulfill the residency requirements and hold Indefinite Leave to Remain or Permanent Residence. They willl also need to demonstrate sufficient knowledge of the English Language, and Life in the UK, be of good character, and have the intention to make the UK their home. Good character is based on previous immigration history and an individual's criminal history.

Children under the age of 18 years can become a British citizen through Registration. Although not all the conditions stated for adults, eg to demonstrate sufficient knowledge of the English Language and Life in the UK are required, anyone over the age of 10 is still required to be of good character.