The Global Advantage:

  • Free initial assessment by phone or email
  • No call centres – speak directly to a specialist immigration lawyer
  • Fixed fees and unlimited support
  • Complete list of all documents needed
  • Professionally prepared applications
  • Experienced specialist immigration lawyers

We have clients across the UK and the rest of the world.
With phone, email and Skype, we can act for you wherever you are.

Becoming British


Unless you are married to a British citizen, you need to have had ILR for a year before you can apply – if you are married to a British citizen you can apply as soon as you get ILR, as long as you have lived in the UK for three years legally before you got ILR.

To be eligible for naturalisation you need to have spent no more than 450 days outside the UK in the five years before your application (270 days in the past three years, if your spouse is British), and no more than 90 days in the last 12 months.

You must also be of good character.  There are a series of sanctions that are imposed for criminal convictions, breaches of immigration law and civil offences which, depending upon the seriousness of the offence, can lead to you being ineligible for either a number of years, or, in some cases, forever.


Any children born after you get ILR are automatically British; children born before that need to be registered as British.

A child who was born in the UK before you got ILR is entitled to be registered as British, whereas children born overseas are registered at the discretion of the Home Office.  Children born in the UK who live here for the first 10 years of their lives are also entitled to be registered as British, whatever the visa status of their parents.

All children over the age of 10 are also subject to the good character requirement.

Call 08448 044 128 or email us today.  Get help to get your British passport.

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How we can help you

Applications to become British are being subjected to increased scrutiny.  The good character requirements are being interpreted increasingly strictly, and there is no right of appeal if your application is refused for any reason.
We offer the following services:


Not sure that you meet the requirements?  Completed the application yourself, but want the peace of mind of knowing that it has been checked and is in order?

Book a consultation with one of our lawyers.


We can prepare your application for you, completing the  form and drafting legal representations setting out why you should be granted a British passport, and we can either submit the application for you, or give you a prepared bundle for you to submit at the Nationality Checking Service.


globe-75x75We have clients all over the UK and the rest of the world.  With phone, Skype, email and post, we can act for you wherever in the world you are.

Call 08448 044 128 or email us today to get your visa.