Quick Answer: How long does it take for UK citizenship to be approved?

Most British naturalisation applications take between 3-4 months to be processed. Straight forward applications can be decided within 2 months, and more complex can take up to 6 months.

Can you fast track UK citizenship?

We highly recommend applying for one as soon as possible. The application process typically takes around six weeks, though we can arrange fast-track one week and one day applications if required.

How long does it take to get an answer for British citizenship?

After you’ve applied. You’ll usually get a decision within 6 months – some applications can take longer. It may take longer than the usual 6 months to get a decision because of coronavirus (COVID-19). This will not affect the decision.

Is it hard to get British citizenship?

There is a requirement that you have to have been lawfully resident in the UK for either three or five years, depending on your route to British Citizenship. In addition to the residence requirement you also need to be of ‘good character’ and that is why it’s got harder for EU nationals to become British.

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How long does it take to get UK citizenship 2021?

Most British naturalisation applications take between 3-4 months to be processed. Straight forward applications can be decided within 2 months, and more complex can take up to 6 months. Processing times will also vary depending on the Home Office’s caseload.

How can I check my citizenship application status UK?

The contact centre (0300 123 2241) is available from Monday to Thursday, between 9am to 4:45pm, and on Fridays between 9am to 4:30pm. You will be able to make enquiries about the status of your application, and to track your visa application UK.

How long does it take to get citizenship after applying 2020?

The average processing time for citizenship (naturalization) applications is 8 months as of May 31, 2020. However, that’s just how long it takes USCIS to process Form N-400. The entire naturalization process has several steps and takes an average of 15 months.

How long does it take for Home Office to make a decision?

You should get a decision on your visa within 8 weeks once you’ve applied online to extend a Domestic Workers in a Private Household visa. When you apply, you’ll be told if you can pay to get a faster decision.

How much is UK citizenship fee?

6. Applications made in the UK

Fees category Current Fee New fee from 6 April 2018
Naturalisation fee to include citizenship ceremony fee [footnote 4] £1,282 £1,330
Naturalisation British overseas territory citizens £962 £1,000
Nationality registration as a British citizen – adult [footnote 4] £1,163 £1,206

Is getting British citizenship worth it?

You need British citizenship if you want to: … vote in elections – you might already be able to vote in some elections if you’re an EU or Commonwealth citizen. leave the UK for as long as you want, without losing your ‘right to return’ get British citizenship for your children if they’re born outside the UK.

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How long can you stay out of the UK as a British citizen?

You can live outside the UK for 5 years without losing your settled status. With indefinite leave to remain, you can only live outside the UK for 2 years. Find out what you need to apply for settled status.

Does UK allow dual citizenship?

Our policy on dual nationality

The United Kingdom: recognises dual nationality. allows British nationals who have dual nationality, to hold a British passport.

Can I travel after applying for UK citizenship 2021?

Yes, once you have applied for British Citizenship, you can travel outside the UK while your application is pending. When you apply for British Citizenship, you can submit a full certified copy of your passport and keep your original passport with you. You can then use your original passport to travel overseas.

Can I live in the UK if I am married to a British citizen?

Marriage to a British citizen does not grant you the automatic right to live in the UK. However, you can live in the UK if you are married to a British citizen and meet requirements such as demonstrating that your spouse has enough money to support you and that your marriage is genuine.

Can I get UK citizenship through marriage?

You can apply for British citizenship by ‘naturalisation’ if you: are 18 or over. are married to, or in a civil partnership with, someone who is a British citizen. have lived in the UK for at least 3 years before the date of your application.

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