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British Citizenship by Marriage

British Citizenship by Marriage UK Citizenship By Marriage

You can apply for British Citizenship By Marriage if you are married to a person who is UK national. Generally foreign spouse who want to settle in UK with their partner their fundamental step is British Citizenship By Marriage. However you will have right to live and work in the UK freely without any immigration restrictions whenever you get naturalized British citizen.

Hence only those people can apply for British Citizenship By Marriage who got married or in a civil partnership with a UK nationality holder. Before applying for British citizenship by marriage, the person has to hold Indefinite Leave to Remain for at least three years.

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How to Get British Citizenship by Marriage?

For getting the British Citizenship you have to follow the given steps:

Apply for British citizenship by filling in the form AN online.

After submitting paperwork and paying application fees, the applying person has to book an appointment at a UKVCAS (UK Visa and Citizenship Application Services) service point. We collect photos and fingerprints in this office. Moreover you can also scan and submit a copy of your documents in this office.

Accordingly there is another option if you don’t want to apply online, in this process you can send your form, documentations and payment slip to the Governor of the territory or to the UKVI but this is in case if you are in a British Overseas Territory.

Cost for applying for British citizenship as a Spouse

British citizenship by marriage application cost is £1,300 and biometric cost is £19.20. Other than these two fees you also have to pay the fee for English test. Moreover you have to pay fee for any professional translation for your documents into English or Welsh.

Required duration to acquire British citizenship by marriage

Home Office usually answers within 6 months when a person submits the request to the Home Office. But if you do not provide all the required documents, it may take more than 6 months for the UKVI to process your British citizenship. However this duration can be prolonged when there is any mistake in completion of your forms.

Hence you have to contact the UKVI as soon as possible if your situation changes(like if get divorced) after submitting the application.

UK Citizenship By Marriage

British Citizenship by Marriage Requirements

Accordingly you can apply for British Citizenship by Marriage if you are married to or in a civil partnership with a UK nationality holder or UK settled person.

However to successfully get British citizenship status, following are the main requirements:


  • Firstly age should be 18 or above.
  • Secondly you have to prove your “good character”, this means that you have never broken any UK law.
  • Thirdly you have to prove that you are in UK for at least three years
  • You have to be granted settled status under Indefinite Leave to Remain(ILR) before applying for British Citizenship By Marriage
  • You have to pass an accredited language exam to provide prove that you have adequate knowledge of English
  • You have to pass the Life in the UK test to prove that you know all the custom and traditions of the UK

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