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Length of time for getting the result of a Spouse Visa Application

How long does it need for the Spouse Visa to be issued, IF i have a previous UK, USA Visit Visas refusals because I was not able to show ties to my country? Is it going to be as average from 1 to 3 ...
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Getting British citizenship or passport?

I'm a Libyan citizen born in 1991 Edinburgh United Kingdom. Both of my parents are Libyan. During that time my father was living there on a student visa and I've spent a little over a year there. I'...
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Checking Citizenship Application Progress

Is there any way to track the progress of a citizenship application? I sent my son's in late March, and have heard nothing since his biometrics were entered in mid April. It seems weird to me that ...
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EEA and Non EEA want to get married and settle in UK

I've been in a long distance relationship for almost 5 years and now finally want to settle down with my fiance in the coming months. My fiance is from Bulgaria and I am from India. I had a couple of ...
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Apostilles on British Citizenship Paperwork

When applying for British Citizenship from abroad - what documents need to be apostilled? The guide doesn't mention any having to be.
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EU citizen applying for British citizenship. Self employed and not sure how to prove it

What is the best proof of my self employed periods of work for Home Office? I have been self employed for 9 months out of five years that is needed for your employment history and am not sure what is ...
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When can my wife and daughter apply for British citizenship

We moved back to the UK four years ago. I am a British national and my wife and daughter are Chinese. We entered the UK on EEA permit from Sweden where we meet and were married whilst I was working ...
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British Citizen with Canadian mother, needing passport

On a recent trip to Canada, I applied for my ETA as I am a British Citizen. It got denied as I was recognised as a Canadian citizen as my mother was born in Canada and always maintained full Canadian ...
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Non-English speaker as reference in UK Citizenship

I'm filling in the citizenship form for my son, and he needs two references and one has to have worked with him in a professional capacity. We currently live in Bolivia, which is where he is from. I ...
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US Born, UK Citizen Mother, do I qualify for UK Passport?

I was born in the US before 1983 and my mother was born and raised in the UK. I've never lived in the UK. Do I qualify for a UK passport\citizenship? Even if I do, would I be able to live anywhere in ...
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Resources to practice for Life in the UK test?

Are there any resources where I can practice for the Life in the UK test? After reading the official book it just seems a lot to memorize, and I'm looking for an interactive way to help remember the ...
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Registering child as a British citizen

I'm looking to register a UK-born EU citizen child under 10 as a British citizen. He is not a citizen by birth (neither parent was settled at the time). They are both settled now meaning he can be ...
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My father was naturalized: am I British otherwise than by descent?

I am a British citizen who was under 18 when my father applied for naturalization in 1979. I was registered on his form, and then I (as well as my father) was given citizenship when the naturalization ...
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Entitlement to a British passport

My girlfriend's mother was Ghanaian, her British father died about 15 years ago. She is 36 and lives in the USA. Is she entitled to a British passport because of her father?
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Apply for British citizenship under a British mother born before 1983

I am trying to apply for a British passport. I have learned that since I was born to a British mother and an American father, and was born in 1972, that I do not qualify under my mother for ...
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When UKBA say exchange rate for savings of £62500 has to match the amount in £ on the date of the application…what does it mean?

When UKBA say exchange rate for savings of £62500 has to match the amount in £ if the savings are in foreign currency, on the date of the application...what does it mean? Is it the date I submit my ...
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Can I obtain citizenship through my great-grandfather?

My father is getting his citizenship through his grandfather who was born in the United Kingdom. As my dad was born in Canada, once he gets his citizenship, can I get my UK citizenship through him?
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How long would it take to get residence permit in UK [closed]

I will be moving to the UK in August with Tier 2 long term visa. I'm an Indian passport holder. How long would it take for me to get a residence permit?
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What visa can you qualify for through double descent in UK [closed]

I have been offered a job in the UK. I would like to know if I qualify for and if so what visa should I apply for. My mother lives in the UK with a British passport. She and my grandparents were ...
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Is my daughter a British citizen?

I am a British citizen living in France since 2006. My daughter was born in France (her father is French). Before applying for a British passport for her I need to know whether I qualify as a British ...
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Can I get British citizenship?

I was born in 1982 in Libya. At the time, my father, a Libyan, was living in the UK on a normal visa. He eventually acquired British citizenship in 1986. I am Libyan. Can I get British citizenship ...
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Can I attain British citizenship abroad by marrying my girlfriend?

My girlfriend is British, but I am an EU citizen. I would love to become British & naturalise and move to the UK with her at some point in my life, but I'm not sure whether this is possible. If I ...
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UK immigration application: Evidence / Proof that I lived there (EU citizen, no passport stamps)

I want to apply for UK citizenship, I am an EU national and have studied in the UK for 6 years, with one year interruption (so: 1 year, abroad for a year, and then another 5 years in the UK). My ...
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Unmarried USAF posted in UK wanting to stay [closed]

Some background: My boyfriend works for the US Airforce and is posted at RAF Mildenhall. I am a British Citizen. His contract expires on 23rd November 2018 and he wants to stay in the UK. I am in the ...
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Qualifying period for British Citizenship application

Keeping the following in mind: I have moved to the UK in 2001, and been in paid employment since 2002 I did apply for the PR certificate and obtained it in 2014. My application form was based on the ...
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Bring wife from Germany to the UK

I am asking on behalf of my brother. My brother is a British national. He brought his wife from Afghanistan to Germany where he has been living and working for the last 4 months. Now, he is planning ...
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EU citizen, permanent resident in UK, applying for British citizenship

I'm a EU citizen living in the UK since 2001. In 2014 I obtained the permanent residency certificate for EU/EEA citizens, using application form EEA(PR). This form asks to prove whether the applicant ...
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british citizenship is it automatic.Or do i have to apply

I was born in the UK in 1937 and emigrated to Canada in 1967. Do I automatically have British citizenship or do I have to apply? I presently have a Canadian passport.
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How many passports can I have? [duplicate]

By birth, I am a Bangladeshi citizen and have a valid passport. I also have Italian citizenship and thus also carry an Italian passport. I have been living in the UK for a certain time, and I want to ...
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American long-term resident of UK retire to France

My husband and I are American citizens with permits to permanently reside in the UK. We have lived here since 2001 (my husband) and 2004 (myself). We wish to move to France for retirement. What ...
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Child settlement in uk

I am a British by descent and my child born outside the uk. Now I am in uk with my child, how do I apply for my child's settlement. Which is the most suitable way and quick too. Please help
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My fiancé is British and am from the Caribbean [closed]

My fiancé and I are planning to get married in my Caribbean country but would want to reside in his uk home what is the procedure needed
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As an EEA national in the UK for 5+ years, how do you get a “permanent residence card” or “document that shows you have permanent residence”?

If you're thinking of applying to become a British Citizen, two of the requirements are: been granted indefinite leave to stay in the UK (this means there’s no specific date that you have to ...
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Do i have British Citizenship by Descent if parents were born in a British overseas territory? [closed]

This has been confusing me for years. My mom and dad were not born in the UK, but both got British Citizenship within a British overseas Territory. I was also born outside of the UK, in 1986 and have ...
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What visa type should I select when applying for a ancestry visa? (For the UK)

I am an Australian citizen and my Grandfather was born in the UK and am therefore eligible to apply for an ancestry visa. However when applying there does not seem to be an ancestry visa category. ...
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Zimbabwean with both parents from the UK - Citizenship

I find myself in a weird situation which I need clarification for. I was born in May 1983 in Zimbabwe and have a Zimbabwe passport. Both my parents hold a British passport and were British from birth. ...
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Do I have British citizenship by descent?

I'm curious to see if I am eligible for British citizenship. My brothers and I were born in the US between 1957 and 1961 to an English mother (she was born in England) and a British father (he was ...
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Is it necessary to have an Indefinite Leave to Remain in order to apply for a UK citizenship?

I am a non-EU national, married to a non-EU national. I have a Tier 2 visa. Is it necessary for me to have an Indefinite Leave to Remain in order to apply for a British citizenship?
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Born abroad to a British mother, can I get British citizenship?

I was born in the USA in 1992 to an American father and a Scottish Mother. My father married my mother in 1978 and moved here to USA in 1991, the rest of all my siblings were born in Scotland and have ...
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UK passport for Canadian [duplicate]

My father was born in the UK in 1944 to a British mother and Canadian father. In 1947 they moved to Canada, where I was born in 1975. Though he is now a Canadian citizen does my father's birth in ...
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Marrying a British citizen, visiting England and moving to Canary Islands

I am an American and will be married in the United States to a British Citizen. After our marriage we will be moving to the Canary Islands where he has lived for the past 15 years. Do I have to ...
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British citizenship with a British father and a Trinidad mother

How can I acquire British citizenship if my father is a British citizen? He resides in England, but I was born in the Caribbean in 1981. My parents were not married. Could you provide me with the ...
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Is my daughter British and can she get a British Passport

I am a British female, born in Wales 1960, now a US citizen 1999, my daughter was born in 1995 in the US. Does she have to register as a British citizen to get a passport or can she just apply? I ...
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Having an Australian pension paid to me now that I live in the UK

I am a UK national. I worked in Australia for nearly five years and paid into an Australian pension scheme with MLC. I di have p[ermanent residency status but I believe that this has now expired due ...
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How long does it take to get dual citizenship in the UK?

As I understand it, in order to get UK citizenship, you have to spend some time in the UK on other visas first, plus x days each year in the country. Assuming you have the right visas, and spend the ...
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Do children of UK citizen working for past 23 yrs in US with green card qualify for British citizenship?

American mother and UK father married and living in states for past 23 years. now would like children to have dual citizenship... Do they qualify for British Citizenship, and what is the appropriate ...
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Any exemption on the grounds of age for obtaining British Nationality?

I have been living in the UK for the past 25 years on an ILR. I am over 80 years of age and would now like to acquire British nationality but no longer have the mental retention to complete the ...