Our team of expert solicitors recently received some wonderful news that a client (the Applicant) had been granted British Citizenship. The basis of our client’s application was that she was a minor who was born before 1 July 2006 to a British Citizen father. We had previously successfully applied for Entry Clearance for the Applicant’s mother as a Tier 1 Investor migrant. Upon instruction, our specialist immigration team successfully prepared the application and received a decision on the application before the 6 months standard processing time. In fact, in this particular case, the Applicant received a decision within 4 weeks from the date her application was submitted.
British Citizenship Application: Background
The Applicant was a dual national of Ireland and Canada. The Applicant had regularly visited the UK and had also studied in the UK. The Applicant now wished to apply for registration as a British Citizen. It is worth noting that if the Applicant’s parents had been married at the time of her birth she would have automatically acquired British Citizen by descent. However, as the Applicants parents were unmarried at the time of her Birth she had to make an application under the British Nationality Act 1981.
How we can assist with submitting a successful British Citizenship Application
In this particular case, the client had informed our team that she would like to submit her application as strong as possible but without delaying the case. Our Solicitors prepared a bespoke documents list outlining all the mandatory documents required for a successful application. Our solicitors successfully guided the Applicant through the application process and prepared legal representations, which directly tackled all the issues, involved in the Applicant’s application and highlighted how the Applicant met the UK immigration rules.
In addition to the legal representations, our team of solicitors also provided multiple substantial reviews of her documents to ensure that Applicant submits the correct documentary evidence in the correct format meeting the Home Office’s requirements.
Eligibility for a British Citizenship Application on the basis of being born before 1 July 2006 to an unmarried British Citizen father
In order to submit a successful British Citizenship Application on the basis of being before 1 July 2006 to an unmarried British Citizen father the following requirements must be satisfied:
You can register as a British citizen if you:
- were born before 1 July 2006
- would have become a British citizen automatically if your parents had been married
- are of ‘good character’ – see the guidance form UKF for details
Those wishing to apply for British Citizenship should consult with a member of our expert immigration team so we can consider the eligibility criteria and explore whether they meet the requirements.
Using Legal Representation to Submit a British Citizenship Application
Legal representatives, such as our specialist immigration and visa law firm, are qualified to advise you on immigration law and your immigration status. It is possible to instruct an immigration and visa legal representative to submit a British Citizenship Application.
Caseworkers at the Home Office are trained to reject applications which are improperly prepared, for example by failing to provide the correct supporting evidence. In order to ensure your UK British Citizenship Application succeeds, all necessary documents must be provided.
This can be a significant administrative task and you will need to submit the correct documentary evidence. The UK Immigration Rules are complex and a legal representative can help ensure that your British Citizenship Application meets the Immigration Rules.
Successful British Citizenship Application
Our team of solicitors and barristers are specialist immigration lawyers who act in your best interest. We offer a client-tailored approach from the outset. From the very first meeting, we will be able to advise you in respect of your immigration status and the merit of your British Citizenship Application before your matter even reaches the Home Office UK Visa & Immigration department. We can assist you with the preparation and submission of your UK Visas and Immigration application and ensure that you meet all the requirements of the relevant rules.
We are based in the legal epicentre of London, just across the road from the Royal Courts of Justice in order to ensure we get the best results for our clients. LEXVISA is just minutes away from the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal, the Royal Courts of Justice and other central London courts.
Preparation is the key to a successful application. Our UK immigration and visa solicitors are here to guide you through the complex immigration rules and requirements. If you wish to meet one of our lawyers, please call our Immigration Team so we can assess your case and arrange your legal consultation.
Contact our London immigration solicitors on 02071830570 or complete our contact form.