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Adult Naturalisation Application, Scotland

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If you are aged 18 or older and have either permanent residence in the UK, or have been granted indefinite leave to remain, you may want to become a British citizen.

The adult naturalisation application process allows you to become a citizen.

There are several factors the Home Office will look at when processing an adult naturalisation application. These include:

  • Immigration status.
  • Length of residency in the UK.
  • Knowledge of the English language.
  • Life in the UK.
  • Character.
  • Future intentions.

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The exact requirements will vary from applicant to applicant, so it makes sense to have the support of an experienced immigration lawyer when making an application.

Requirements – if married to a UK citizen

There are strict rules to follow whether you are married to a UK citizen or not.

If you are married to a UK citizen, your application should show:

  • Three years of residency in the UK before application.
  • No breaches of immigration rules.
  • Adequate knowledge of English.
  • Good character.

You should also have not spent more than 270 days in the three-year period before application out of the UK, including no more than 90 days in the 12 months before the application.

Experienced immigration lawyers at Jones Whyte can assist with your application, ensuring the process goes as smoothly as possible.

Requirements – if not married to a UK citizen

The requirements for the adult naturalisation process are slightly different if you aren’t married to a UK citizen.

Your application should show:

  • Five years of residency in the UK.
  • No breaches of immigration rules.
  • No applications of time limits, especially in the 12 months before the application.
  • Good character.
  • Adequate knowledge of English.

During the five years before application, you should not have left the UK for more than 450 days, including no more than 90 days in the 12 months before application.

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As experienced immigration solicitors, Jones Whyte have helped with many applications.

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We are here to respond to any issues you are having with applications, support you throughout the process and work to resolve things in your favour.

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