You may be eligible for British citizenship if you have a British parent. It depends on where and when you were born, and your parents’ circumstances. If you’re not automatically a British citizen, you may be eligible to apply to ‘register’ as one. Registering as a British citizen is usually simpler than becoming a citizen by naturalisation if you are eligible.

If you are looking for a British citizenship solicitor for legal advice & help with your British citizenship by descent application, then look no further. Speak to our UK nationality and British citizenship solicitors to apply for British citizenship by Naturalisation and find out whether you meet the eligibility requirements.

No matter where you live, our solicitors in Manchester provide Naturalisation and British citizenship related services nationwide.

You can contact us on 01612258181 or leave your details here for a call back request regarding your immigration matter.

You were born on or after 1 July 2006

You're automatically a British citizen if you were born outside the UK and all of the following apply:

  • you were born on or after 1 July 2006
  • your mother or father was a British citizen when you were born
  • your British parent could pass on their citizenship to you

You were born between 1983 and June 2006

You're automatically a British citizen if you were born outside the UK and all of the following apply:

  • you were born between 1 January 1983 and 30 June 2006
  • your mother or father was a British citizen when you were born (they must have been married if your father had British citizenship but your mother did not)
  • your British parent could pass on their citizenship to you

Your British parent could pass on their citizenship to you if they were one of the following:

  • born or adopted in the UK
  • given citizenship after applying for it in their own right (not based on having a British parent)
  • working as a Crown servant when you were born (for example in the diplomatic service, overseas civil service or armed forces)

You were born before 1983

You may automatically be a British citizen if you were born before 1 January 1983 and:

  • you were born outside the UK
  • your father is British

When you were born, your father must have been all of the following:

  • a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies
  • married to your mother
  • able to pass on his citizenship to you

Your father could pass on his citizenship to you if he was one of the following:

  • born or adopted in the UK
  • given citizenship after applying for it in his own right (not based on having a British parent)
  • working as a Crown servant when you were born (for example in the diplomatic service, overseas civil service or armed forces)

Processing time for British citizenship by Descent application

The Home Office usually takes 3-6 months to decide on Naturalisation and British citizenship application. Some applications can take longer if further information is required.

It may take longer than the usual 6 months to get a decision because of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Do you need a solicitor for British citizenship?

UK immigration & nationality laws are a complex area of law. There are high chances of getting a refusal if you are not fully aware of relevant immigration & nationality law(s) and eligibility criteria.

So, it is highly recommended to seek professional legal advice from a UK based firm of solicitors that has experience in dealing with Naturalisation or British citizenship applications before you apply.

Our immigration solicitors can provide free general legal advice online regarding your British citizenship and Naturalisation application.

To get Free legal advice regarding your Naturalisation application, you can contact us on 01612258181 or fill in the enquiry form.

Solicitor fees for citizenship application

Our British citizenship solicitors charge a fixed fee between £700-£1200 (Excl. VAT) for our professional legal services regarding the British citizenship application. The agreed fixed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.

How can we help?

United Solicitors in Manchester offer fast, professional, affordable and exceptional legal services.