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Check if you can become a British citizen

Different ways to apply for British citizenship

There are different ways to apply for British citizenship based on your circumstances.

If you’re eligible in more than one way you can choose which way to apply.

There’s more than one way to apply for citizenship if either:

You moved to the UK

You can usually apply if you’ve lived in the UK for the last 5 years and:

If your spouse or civil partner is a British citizen

You can usually apply as the spouse of a British citizen if you’ve lived in the UK for the last 3 years and you have:

  • indefinite leave to remain
  • a permanent residence document (if you’re from the EEA)

You were born in the UK

You may be eligible to apply for citizenship if you were born in the UK. It depends on when you were born and your parents’ circumstances.

Other ways you can be eligible

You may be eligible to apply for citizenship if:

If you’re a Commonwealth citizen

You may be eligible to apply for citizenship under the Windrush Scheme if both:

  • you or one of your parents arrived in the UK before 1973
  • you’ve lived in the UK and not been away from it for more than 2 years

If your parent arrived in the UK before 1973, you must have either:

  • been born in the UK
  • arrived in the UK before you were 18
Some Commonwealth citizens have ‘right of abode’ in the UK. This means you can live or work in the UK without immigration restrictions. Check if you can apply to prove you have right of abode in the UK.

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1.This is the only official government service for booking the Life in the UK Test. You need to take the test as part of your application for British citizenship or settlement in the UK. You must book your Life in the UK Test online at least 3 days in advance. It costs £50.

There are around 60 test centres in the UK - choose one of the 5 closest to where you live.

If the centre isn’t close to where you live, you won’t be allowed to sit the test and you won’t get a refund. You must bring proof of your address to the test.

2. What happens at the test, what you have bring and what happend if you fail test?

You’ll be tested on information in the official Life in the UK Test - you should study this Life in the United Kingdom - download questions and explanation pdf format to prepare for the official test.

You’ll have 45 minutes to answer 24 questions about British traditions and customs.

3. If you fail the test You must wait 7 days before taking the test again, but you can take the test as many times as you need to. You need to book and pay again each time.

Prepare for the British Citizenship - Life in the UK Test

Remember, if you wanna do british citizenship firt must pass Life in the UK exam.

Different ways to apply for British citizenship

There are different ways to apply for British citizenship based on your circumstances.

Apply for citizenship if you're from the EEA

You should have lived in the UK for at least 5 years before the date of your application.

Marriages and civil partnerships in the UK

Civil partnerships and marriages in the UK

UK residence for EU citizens

There will be no change to the rights and status of EU citizens living in the UK until 2021. You and your family can apply for ‘settled status’ to continue living in the UK after June 2021. The scheme will open fully by March 2019.

Countries in the EU and EEA

The European Union (EU) is an economic and political union of 28 countries. It operates an internal (or single) market which allows free movement of goods, capital, services and people between member states.

Apply for citizenship if your spouse is a British citizen

How to apply for British citizenship if you're married to, or in a civil partnership with, a British citizen - who's eligible, fees and where to send your application

Prepare for the British Citizenship - Life in the UK Test

Remember, if you wanna do british citizenship firt must pass Life in the UK exam.

Life in the UK Test

Use this official service for booking a Life in the UK Test as part of your application for citizenship or settlement

Become a British citizen

Check your eligibility for citizenship - how to apply, children under 18, the Life in the UK Test and citizenship ceremonies.

UK citizenship fees

Fees with effect from 6 april 2018 for citizenship application and the right of abode

UK Passport fees

How much it costs to renew or get a new adult or child passport and ways you can pay

British passport eligibility

You can apply for a British passport if you have British nationality. But there are some circumstances where your application can be refused or your existing passport can be retained.

Types of British nationality

There are 6 different types of British nationality. These are:...

Dual citizenship UK

Dual citizenship (also known as dual nationality) is allowed in the UK. Read the rules and how to apply.

Register as a British citizen

How to register as a British citizen - who's eligible, fees and where to send your application

Prove your knowledge of English for citizenship and settling

How you can show you know English when you apply for citizenship and to settle in the UK, and when you don't have to

Prove you have right of abode in the UK

Having right of abode means you're allowed to live or work in the UK without any immigration restrictions - apply for a certificate of entitlement to prove you have it

Apply to become a British citizen by naturalisation

Use form AN to apply for citizenship by naturalisation if you are living in the UK.

Apply online for a UK passport

You can apply for, update, renew or replace a passport online

Brexit

Information for EU nationals in the UK and UK nationals living, working, visiting and studying in the EU.

Settle status in the UK

Find out if you can apply to settle in the UK

Visa 4UK

Apply online for a UK visa to visit friends, work in the UK, study or join a family member or partner already in the UK.

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Prepare for the British Citizenship - Life in the UK Test

Remember, if you wanna do british citizenship firt must pass Life in the UK exam.