Hi, I'm a UK resident and I have just obtained my ILR via the Tier 2 General route last week. I'm married to a British Citizen for the past 2 years. I was told I can immediately apply for naturalisation as I'm married to a British Citizen. Could you confirm if I'm eligible? Many thanks
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Thank you for your question. Because you are married to a British Citizen you may be able to apply for British citizenship straight away but you do need to have been in the UK for three years in total before applying.
Other qualifying criteria for obtaining British citizenship include:
You are over 18 years old at the point of applying
You will continue to live in the UK
You have passed the 'Life in the UK' Test
You will need to show that you have not broken any immigration laws in the UK
You are of a good character and sound mind
Please note, this answer cannot be taken as a legal advice until we have your full instructions. The answer provided above is for information purposes only, if you would like to proceed to full legal advice and consultation with our Immigration Solicitors, please let us know your availability for an appointment by contact us on 0207 936 9960 or through our Contact Form.
I look forward to hearing back from you soon.
Posted on Wednesday, 17 August, 2016