UK Citizenship can be obtainable for those who take take an active part in the community. In order to extend a UK Visa to a work permit, active citizenship must be demonstrated.

Active citizenship can involve voluntary work that benefits children, teenager or vulnerable groups in the UK.

A migrant worker may volunteer in charitable work or take part in an activity that advances education or health, community welfare or the natural environment.

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UK Citizenship Criteria:

  • At least 18 years old
  • Have been a resident in Britain for at least three years.

To apply for UK Citizenship where you have been in Britain for three or more years you must:

  • Have held (ILR) and be married to a UK citizen.
  • Have not spent more than 270 days outside the UK in the last three years and no more than 90 days in the last 12 months.
  • Be able to speak English.

You may have been in Britain for five or more years. If this is the case you must:

  • Have held (ILR) and be married to a UK citizen.
  • Have had ILR in the UK for at least 12 months.
  • Have held a UK Marriage Visa or Unmarried Partner Visa (De Facto) for at least two years.
  • Have not spent more than 450 days outside the UK in the last five years and no more than 90 days in the last 12 months.
  • Be able to speak English

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Should you need an in depth consultation, consultations are charged at £250 per hour. There is no VAT if you do not currently have settlement status. If you are settled or British VAT is applicable to this fee in addition.** this is dependent on whether the same day service is available for a particular category by the home office.

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