British Citizenship Eligibility

To become a British citizen or to become a permanent citizen of Britain, it is important to prove that you are well aware of the life in UK. This process is also known as naturalization. Therefore, if you are residing in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland or Wales then it is important to take the British citizenship test. Here are the British citizenship test rules which will help you to understand what the test is all about and a general guidance to the procedure.The rules and regulations of the test may vary for persons married to a British national or is a civil partner of a British national.

Rules For All Applicants

  1. The applicant should be above the age limit of 18 years as on the application date.
  2. The applicant should be of sound mind.
  3. The applicant should have a good character.
  4. Further, in a year the applicant should not have absented for more than 90 days.
  5. The applicant must be settler of UK prior to application.
  6. The applicant should be proficient in English as per norms set by the home office.
  7. Pass an English proficiency test.
  8. The applicant must commit to living in the UK for a long length of time.

Rules For An Applicant Who Is Married To Or Is In a Civil Relationship With a British Citizen

  1. The applicant should be residing in the UK for a minimum period of 3 years before the application date.
  2. During these 3 years, the applicant should not have absented for more than 270 days.

Rules For An Applicant Who Is Unmarried Or Not a Civil Partner Of a British Citizen

  1. The applicant should be residing in the UK for a minimum period of 5 years before the application date.
  2. During these 5 years, the applicant should not have absented for more than 450 days.