ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How to Get UK Citizenship? Be a British Citizen

Updated on November 15, 2012

How to be a British Citizen?

To live legally in Britain and get all the facilities one must have to be a citizen of UK. If a foreigner managed to get a UK citizenship then he will not need any special permission. It is very much possible though not too easy. Here are the ways to get a UK citizenship:

The natural way of becoming a British citizen is the citizenship by descent. This is the citizenship by birth, which is for those whose parents are British citizens. But other complex ways of getting citizenships for the people who have no British father or mother also exist.

Citizenship by Naturalization:

This type of citizenship can be obtained by the following ways:

1) The applicant should be 18 or more years of age.

2) He should have to live legally for at least 5 years continuously in the UK.

3) He needs to be fluent in English, Welsh or Scottish Gaelic . He also need have to possess workable writing and listening skills in these languages.

4) He should have a “good character”.

5) He must have the detailed knowledge about living and life styles of United Kingdom.

6) He should possess sound mind.

If you can fulfill these conditions you can apply for a British citizenship.

Citizenship by Registration:

If the applicant is born to a British mother in UK before 1983 or after 1983 and lived in the UK for ten years minimum he can apply for citizenship by registration in UK. A British overseas citizen or British dependent territories citizen is not eligible for this type of citizenship.

Citizenship by Marriage:

This is the most common type of process by which foreigners get British nationality. If anyone marries a British citizen or a citizen of the European Economic Area (EEA) and lives in Britain for three or more years, he/she can apply for the UK citizenship. The applicant will be interviewed and the authorities also may check the marriage is fake or not.

Citizenship for the people of European Economic Area (EEA)

The people from the countries of European Economic Area shall get all the facilities like a British national in UK. They shall be treated like British citizens in UK. These facilities are available for the people from the countries like Germany, France, Italy, Poland, Ireland etc.

Citizenship by Political Asylum:

If your country is in a war like state or you have flew from the oppressive countries like Iran or North Korea to Great Britain you can apply for political asylum. While living in political asylum for a considerable period of time you can apply for UK citizenship.

What is meant by “good character” for an applicant for British citizenship?

By good character the British authorities mean that the applicant must show respect for the rights and freedom of the United Kingdom. He also should observe all the British laws and also he must fulfill his duties and obligations as a resident in Great Britain. Your police records will be checked and any breach of law will make your case difficult. Your financial records will also be checked. The applicant must pay his income taxes appropriately; any bankruptcy case must also be defended. The applicant must declair if he has any police case.

What is meant by “sound mind”?

The applicant for the UK citizenship will be considered to be ofsound mindif he/she can make his own decisions. He /She must have that mental capacity to understand the step he/she is taking in applying for British nationality. The applicant must not be mentally retarded or under aged.

Though it is becoming tougher to get UK citizenship it is not impossible for a foreign national. The process is not very easy and it would take time. Best of luck to you if you are wanted to get UK citizenship.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      zafar khan 

      5 years ago

      my name is zafar khan ,and i love uk ,because tht the one way of life to spent it on uk ,love uk peoples ,guys am pakistani

    • profile image

      Madalina 

      6 years ago

      Hello! My name is Madalina and I am from Romania.When I was 7 yars old

      I was diagnosted with luckimia and I have been treated in the Uk in Sheffield were I stood almoust 2 years.My donar was a british man and after the transplant I wasn't talcking my original langueage.I was talking onley eanglish.I was wondering if I can get british citizenship,becouse I really mis Sheffield.Now I leav in Romania.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)