If you are unsure if you meet the requirements, you may want to take professional advice from a solicitor or from an immigration adviser registered by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC).
In this section
This page explains what British citizenship is and what other types of British nationality there are.
This page explains who has the right to live in the United Kingdom without any immigration restrictions (normally called the right of abode).
This section explains the requirements you need to meet before you apply to become a British citizen or to register for another form of British nationality.
This section provides details of how you can apply for British citizenship, British overseas territories citizenship, British overseas citizenship, or British subject status. It includes information on how to complete the form, the cost of applying and current waiting times.
This section explains how to apply for proof that you have not become a British citizen.
This section explains how you can give up (renounce) your British citizenship or other British nationality if you want to become a citizen or national of another country.
This page explains what to do if your application for citizenship or other form of nationality is unsuccessful and you do not think we have applied the law or our policy correctly.
This page explains whether you can be a citizen of two countries and the same time (usually known as dual nationality) and how this will affect you when travelling overseas.
This page explains why we may remove your British citizenship if we find your registration or naturalisation was obtained by fraud, giving false information, or concealing facts that would have affected our decision.
This page explains how you can apply for a British passport if your application for British citizenship is successful.
This section provides details of how you can apply for British citizenship, British overseas territories citizenship, British overseas citizenship or British subject status.
Information about the application process
This page providesdetails on how to apply under the category relevant to you.
This page provides details of the fee that you need to pay when applying for British citizenship.
This page explains how to apply for british citizenship or nationality. There are three ways to apply if you are in the United Kingdom.
This page provides details of where you should send your completed British citizenship application form.
This page provides details of the current waiting times for British citizenship applications.
This page provides details of what you can expect from us while we are processing your application and what we expect from you.
This page provides details of the citizenship ceremony that anyone aged 18 or over is required to attend when they become a British citizen.
This page provides details of the oath of allegiance and the pledge you will need to take if your application is successful.