We are seeing a surge in British Citizenship applications being submitted by EU nationals in light of Brexit. Many individuals, in particular EU nationals, may be eligible to apply for British citizenship without even realising. Naturalising as a British Citizen comes with its benefits such as being free of immigration time restrictions. Some important changes to the law in relation to the ‘good character’ requirement have been introduced which prospective applicants should be aware of.

Associate Bhavneeta Limbachia considers the eligibility requirements for naturalising as a British citizen, exploring the residency and good character requirement in detail as well as the process of applying.