Applications for British Citizenship - A Guide to the Routes & Requirements
British citizenship is the end goal for most immigration clients, meaning an understanding of its routes and requirements should inform the work of all practitioners from start to finish.
The first part of this new course will consider citizenship applications, looking at the two main naturalisation routes open to adults, including the requirements, common problems and pitfalls, application forms, and procedural considerations.
The second part will focus on citizenship through registration, including the commonest applications for children in the UK, as well as more complex registration routes for children and adults both in the UK and abroad.
The course will benefit those with no prior experience, as well as delegates with basic application experience or those keen to expand their knowledge base.
What You Will Learn
This course will cover the following:
- Automatic acquisition of British citizenship
- Naturalisation under section 6(1) and 6(2) of the British Nationality Act 1981
- Requirements, including:-
- Residential requirements
- Good character
- English language & Life in the UK Test
- Application practicalities including:-
- Application forms
- Submission considerations
- Registration of children born in the UK by entitlement - sections 1(3) and 1(4)
- Registration of children born in the UK by discretion - section 3(1)
- Registration of children born outside the UK by entitlement or discretion
- Registration applications rectifying historic discrimination
- Home Office sources of guidance, application forms and supporting documents
- Practical considerations, citizenship ceremonies and passport applications
9:30am - 5:15pm
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