There are various routes to obtaining Citizenship, whether this is through Registration, by Operation of Law or Naturalisation. However, the most common route is to obtain Citizenship by Naturalising.

You will be eligible to apply for British citizenship by naturalisation if:

  • You are 18 years old or more;

  • You are a person of good character, for example, you have a clean criminal record and have not broken any Immigration Laws either;

  • You wish to continue residing in the UK;

  • You have passed both an acceptable English Language Test and Life in the UK Test;

  • You meet the residency requirement;

  • You have lived in the UK for at least the 5 years before the date of your application;

  • You have NOT spent any more than 450 days outside the UK during those 5 years;

  • You have NOT spent any more than 90 days outside the UK in the last 12 months and;

  • You must have held ILR (indefinite leave to remain) status for at least 12 months prior to making your application.


430 Cheetham Hill Rd

Cheetham Hill


M8 9LE

Contact Information:

Manchester: 0161 503 0553

London: 0203 976 6577

Birmingham: 0121 725 1550

Masaud Solicitors Limited T/A Masaud Solicitors is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA No: 666682). Masaud Solicitors Limited is registered in England and Wales with registration number 12303416. The registered office address is 430 Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester, M8 9LE. We do not accept service by email or fax.