Your question: Can I apply for UK citizenship from abroad?

You may be eligible to apply to ‘register’ as a British citizen if you have British nationality. You must not be a citizen or national of another country. There’s one way to apply for people with most types of British nationality. You cannot apply this way if you’re a British overseas territories citizen.

How long does it take to get British citizenship after applying 2021?

After you’ve applied. You’ll usually get a decision within 6 months. You need to tell the Home Office if you change your personal details during this time.

Can I apply for British citizenship without life in UK test?

Anyone applying for British citizenship or to settle in the UK must take the Life in the UK test, unless you qualify under one of the following exemptions: You are under 18 or over 65. You have a long-term physical or mental condition, which you must confirm with a letter from a doctor.

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Do you have to live in the UK to apply for citizenship?

You can apply for citizenship if you’ve lived in the UK for 5 years and have had one of the following for 12 months: indefinite leave to remain in the UK. ‘settled status’ (also known as ‘indefinite leave to remain under the EU Settlement Scheme’)

Is UK citizenship hard to get?

Becoming British is one of the most arduous and expensive citizenship processes in the world. Many of the tens of thousands of people who are accepted as UK citizens each year will have faced years of preparation and bills of between £5,000 and £10,000.

How much is the UK citizenship fee 2020?

6. Applications made in the UK

Fees category Current Fee New fee from 20 February 2020
Global Talent – dependant £608 £608
Naturalisation [footnote4] £1,330 £1,330
Naturalisation British overseas territory citizens £1,000 £1,000
Nationality registration as a British citizen – adult [footnote4] £1,206 £1,206

How much does it cost to get British citizenship 2021?

In 2022, it costs £1,330 to make an application to naturalise as a British citizen.

UK nationality applications
Application category Fee from 11 October 2021
Naturalisation £1,330
Naturalisation British overseas territory citizens £1,000
Nationality registration as a British citizen – adult £1,206

Can I travel while waiting for UK citizenship?

Yes, once you have applied for British Citizenship, you can travel outside the UK while your application is pending.

What documents do I need to apply for British citizenship?

Your passport or national identity card or Home Office travel document or Home Office entitlement card or Home Office ARC letter or birth certificate or photographic driving licence or a bank, building society or credit card statement issued to you within the last six months.

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

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.

How difficult is the Life in the UK test?

The Life in the UK test can be very difficult. The syllabus covers all aspects of British history and condenses it down into 24 questions with a 45-minute time limit. These questions are completely random and you need 75% correct answers to pass the test.

What happens if I fail my Life in the UK test?

If you fail the test

You must wait 7 days before taking the test again, but you can take the test as many times as you need to. You need to book and pay again each time.

How long can you live outside the UK without losing citizenship?

You are allowed to spend time outside of the UK so long as these periods of absence do not exceed 6 months at any one time. It does not matter how much time you spend outside of the UK in total during the required 5-year continuous residence period provided you return each time after a maximum of 6 months.

How long does it take to get UK citizenship?

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.

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Does UK allow dual citizenship?

Dual citizenship (also known as dual nationality) is allowed in the UK. This means you can be a British citizen and also a citizen of other countries. You do not need to apply for dual citizenship. You can apply for foreign citizenship and keep your British citizenship.