Do I meet the requirements to get British Citizenship? British citizenship depends on a number of factors. For instance, you can gain British citizenship by birth or apply for naturalisation. To become naturalised, there are a number of requirements. These include: • The applicant must be over 18 years of age • The applicant is of sound mind with no diminished mental capacity • The applicant has lived in the UK for at least the past 5 years (if you are married to a UK national, this requirement is only 3 years) • The applicant has not spent more than 450 days outside the UK during his/her five years of lawful residence with no more than 90 days spent outside the UK in the 12 months leading up to your application (For spouses of UK residents who are eligible after 3 years, this requirement is only 270 days) • The applicant has been living in the UK under Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) for at least 1 year before beginning the naturalisation application process. • The applicant meets the language requirements • The applicant can pass the Life in the UK test (this will assess how much you know about British customs, culture and traditions) • The applicant has a clean criminal record • There must be no history of immigration infractions against the applicant • The applicant has serious intentions about living in the UK after receiving citizenship Once you gain citizenship, you are free to live, work and study in the UK permanently. There are no immigration restrictions attached to this permanent residence status so you will be able to travel and spend time abroad without the fear of losing your British citizenship. It should be noted, that the Home Office is very strict about meeting all of the requirements for naturalisation. To receive professional guidance in your British citizenship application and to check if you qualify for it, get in touch with our team of OISC-accredited immigration lawyers.
What cases can your Yardley immigration lawyers assist with?
We know there are many different situations our clients can find themselves in, which is why we offer a wide range of services, meaning regardless of your circumstances or needs, we have just the package for you. Our clients come to us with a range of immigration needs, including work and family visas, dual citizenship applications and much more. Whether you’re in need of step-by-step guidance on a visa application, you require assistance in lodging an appeal, or you’d simply like to discuss your options in one of our untimed advice sessions, we have just the package for you. Additionally, all of our packages can be tailored to meet your needs, and if you require more than one service then we can draw up a bespoke plan that covers everything you need. To discuss our range of services, speak to a member of our team today.
Can your lawyers in Yardley help with a Skilled Worker Visa application?
Our fantastic team of lawyers in Yardley can help with your Skilled Worker Visa application. We are experts in all areas of immigration law and have successfully helped many clients with their visa applications. The Skilled Worker Visa is a highly sought-after immigration route for talented workers in the EU or outside the EEA area. Previously known as the Tier 2 (General) Visa, the Skilled Worker route has many requirements. Applicants must obtain 70 points to qualify for a visa. Our experienced immigration lawyers can assist with your application by assessing your eligibility, outlining the documents you need to submit, and ensuring that your application form is completed to the highest standard. Holding this visa can be used as a route towards indefinite leave to remain (ILR) after five years of eligible residence in the UK. After one year of holding ILR, some applicants wish to apply for British citizenship. We can assist with each step of your visa applications and ensure that you are given all the support to maximise your chances of a successful application. Call our immigration team in Yardley to get the process started.
How much should I expect to pay for an immigration lawyer in Yardley ? As every case is unique, there are a number of variables that affect the price of hiring an immigration lawyer, meaning there’s no fixed price. However, as all of our packages are flexible, we can tailor your service to meet your needs perfectly, cutting out all the unnecessary stuff and ensuring you get the best possible price.
How can your immigration lawyers help with my work visa application? Our immigration lawyers in Yardley work closely with you to assess your eligibility for your chosen work visa (including the Skilled Worker Visa) and outline what is involved in the application process. We will provide a full document checklist and submit your application to the highest standard on your behalf.
Can you help me work in the UK? Our immigration lawyers in Yardley can help if you want to come to the UK to work. Whether you are looking to come on a Skilled Worker Visa, a Temporary Worker Visa, or a business development visa such as the Innovator Visa, we can assist with your application.