About this course
This course was last updated in August 2019.
Welcome to our course on naturalisation as a British citizen! We cover all of the requirements for naturalisation as a British citizen, from residence periods to good character and everything in between. We explain what requirements are mandatory in all cases and which requirements can be waived or varied by the Home Office and used worked examples throughout.
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Modules within this course
What is naturalisation?Introducing naturalisation including legal criteria, mandatory and discretionary requirements, other ways of becoming a British citizen and other forms of British nationality
Residence requirements and intention to settleThe qualifying residence requirements, including for spouses and non spouses, physical presence at start of period, absences from the UK during qualifying period, not being in breach of immigration laws and the intention to settle requirement
Residence requirements for naturalisation
Free of immigration time restrictions: ILR or permanent residence
Length of residence: spouse or civil partner of a British citizen
Length of residence: non spouses
Physical presence in UK at start of qualifying period
Not in breach of immigration laws
Intention to settle
Good characterThe different aspects of good character including breaches of immigration law, refugees and illegal entry and exceptions to meeting the good character requirement.
Age and the knowledge of language and life testCovering the qualifying age requirement, alternatives for children and the knowledge of life and language in the UK test.
Applying for and getting citizenshipCovering the process of applying for naturalisation, the oath and citizenship ceremony and bringing legal challenges to refusals.
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