How can my Irish Wife apply for British Citizenship?
How long does she have to be resident in the UK ?
How much does it cost?
Areas of Expertise:
Thank you for your question. If your wife was a citizen of the Republic of Ireland on 31th December 1948 and made a claim to remain a British subject, then she may already be a British Citizen. If this does not apply then she would need to have lived in the UK for five years (three years if married to a British citizen) and applying for naturalisation. This is relatively straightforward provided the residence requirement is met. She may need to obtain a Permanent Residence Card before applying. The cost of British Citizenship at present is £1,236.
Although, 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 contacting us on 0207 936 9960 or through our contact form on our website.
I look forward to hearing back from you soon.
Posted on Saturday, 18 June, 2016