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British citizenship

If you are an EU citizen and you have lived in the UK for 5 years you automatically acquire the right of permanent residence in the UK. However, if you want to become a British Citizen, you will need a permanent residence card before you can apply. If you do not have the permanent residence card yet, you can find out more here

Becoming a British Citizen can have significant implications for you and your family so it is vital to seek specialist legal advice at the outset and prior to making any type of immigration application so that delays are avoided, unnecessary expenses are not incurred and to ensure your application succeeds.

Naturalisation

If you wish to register as a British Citizen, our experienced and dedicated team are here to help with your naturalisation application and queries.  If you have been living and working in the UK for some time and consider yourself to be settled here you should definitely consider an application for British Citizenship as successful application brings many benefits to include:
 
  • Being able to live and work in the UK free of any immigration controls and without any further restrictions.  No more need for work permits and citizenship cannot be lost due to absences from the UK like indefinite leave to remain.
  • Allows you to apply for a British Passport which will enable you to travel freely within the EU and many other countries
  • The right to vote - giving you a voice on how your community and the UK is run as a whole; and
  • You could even stand for Government!
 
Registration
 
You are eligible to apply for British citizenship providing that: Residency Requirement
 
You must have lived in the UK for at least 5 years in order to meet the residency requirement. If you are the European Union national you will be required to obtain a document certifying your permanent residency in the UK. In addition you must have spent no more than 90 days outside of the UK within last 12 months. If you are unsure whether you meet the residency requirement, someone from our immigration team will be able to help you.
 
Good Character
 
If you don’t have a serious or recent criminal record, and you haven’t been involved in immigration offences in the last 10 years you will meet this requirement.  One of our immigration lawyers will be able to assess your individual circumstances and advise you whether you do.
 
Your Partner/Spouse is a UK Citizen

If you are married or in a civil partnership with someone who has British citizenship, the requirements you must meet before applying for naturalisation are different. We will be able to advise whether or not you meet this and other requirements for the applications made by the spouse of a British Citizen.

Why choose IMD to represent you in relation to your application?

We are a UK Solicitors law firm and are fully authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), as a professional law firm we are exempt from authorisation by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC). Many businesses offering immigration services are only OISC regulated and as such they do not represent before Courts or Tribunals when it comes to challenging of the Home Office decisions.

Our firm does not employ sales staff to “advise” you, our telephone consultations are always handled by lawyers.

When you instruct us, qualified immigration solicitors will supervise your case to ensure no time and money is wasted and more importantly that no mistakes are made.

Please remember that if a person that is not a qualified solicitor or a person authorized by the OISC provides immigration advice or services, this person commits a criminal offence.
 
Funding Your Case 
 
Our specialist team of Immigration Lawyers offer the following competitive fixed fees:

 
Bronze service - £195 plus VAT
 
Service includes:
  • Up to an hour legal advice/checking of application time by specialist immigration lawyer
  • Consultations and appointments available via skype or telephone or in person in one of our offices; London, Manchester, Birmingham)
Service does not include:
  • Preparing and submitting the application to the Home Office
  • Chasing response to the application
  • Dealing with Home Office enquires
 
Silver service - £695.00 plus VAT
(if our firm dealt with permanent residence application, otherwise £795.00 plus VAT)
 
Service includes:
  • Legal advice from specialist immigration lawyer
  • Consultation via skype or telephone  or in person in one of our offices (London, Manchester, Birmingham)
  • Preparing application for naturalisation as a British citizen
  • Checking application by the specialist immigration solicitor
Service does not include:
  • Submitting the application to the Home Office
  • Chasing response to the application
  • Dealing with the Home Office Enquiries
 
Gold service - £1,195.00 VAT
(if our firm dealt with permanent residence application, otherwise £1,295.00 plus VAT)
 
Service includes:
  • Legal advice from specialist immigration lawyer
  • Conference in respect of the application via skype or telephone or in one of our offices ( London, Manchester, Birmingham)
  • Preparing application for naturalisation as a British citizen
  • Checking application by the specialist immigration solicitor
  • Submitting the application to the Home Office
  • Chasing response to the application
  • Dealing with Home Office enquires
 
Platinum service - £1995.00 plus Vat
Service includes:
  • Legal advice from specialist immigration lawyer
  • Unlimited consultation time in our office, via skype or telephone
  • Appointments available in our London, Manchester or Birmingham office
  • Preparing application for naturalisation as British Citizenship
  • Assistance in arrangements of English Language and Knowledge of Life in the UK tests
  • Checking application by specialist immigration solicitor
  • Submitting the application to the Home Office
  • Chasing response to the application
  • Dealing with Home Office enquiries
  • Money back guarantee (our fees), if application is refused
  • 10% discount on all other legal services provided by our firm for 12 months
Service does not include:
  • Application for passport
  • Home Office fees
Notes:
  • Costs quoted per applicant
  • Discounts for the second and subsequent application for a family member available
Standard consultation fees for additional time ( if required by the client ) applicable to Bronze Service
 
Contact us for a successful British Citizenship application for you and members of your family. 
IN IMPORTANT MATTERS WE SPEAK YOUR LANGUAGE

Our offices:

London - (0044) 203 195 8499
Manchester - (0044) 161 820 5055
Birmingham - (0044) 121 366 8789
Warsaw - (0048) 22 382 5488
Bucharest - (0040) 312 295 006
Moscow - (007) 81080026085011
Riga - (00371) 661 55126
Prague - (00420) 239 000 792
Bratislava - (00421) 2 6862 2445
 
Email: info@imd.co.uk