Gentili Stark
Gentili Stark

British Citizenship

British Citizenship is the final goal for most migrants to secure settlement in the UK. It is not an automatic right but a privilege. British citizenship laws and rules are complex. We have vast experience helping clients obtain British citizenship, even when their circumstances are very complicated.

Obtaining British Citizenship

Naturalisation

You can apply if you:

  • fulfil the residency requirements (five continuous years, three continuous years if married to a British Citizen)
  • have gained indefinite leave to remain (ILR), Settled Status under the EU Settlement Scheme, or a permanent residence document since at least 12 months
  • are of good character - this refers mainly to immigration or criminal history
  • passed the Life in the UK test
  • have sufficient knowledge of the English language - either a B1 to C2 qualification or a British degree

Registration

Registration is the only avenue to secure British citizenship for a child. Under the British Nationality Act 1981, various classes of children can register by entitlement, and there is discretion, under s 3(1), to register any child. Various categories of adults under particular circumstances may be entitled to registration. In this case, you do not need to demonstrate sufficient English language knowledge and pass the Life in the UK test. However, anyone over the age of 10 needs to show good character.

Dual Citizenship

The UK allows people to become British citizens while keeping their original citizenship.

Please check with your own country's embassy or consulate if they allow dual citizenship. Many countries do not.

How we can help

We have extensive experience in British Nationality Law and Rules. We have worked in British immigration for 20 years; we can guide you through the requirements and application process to achieve the outcome you seek.

Our British Citizenship fees

Our fees depend on the complexities of your case, your immigration history and urgency. Before we take your instructions, we will agree on the fee with you. Our British Citizenship fee ranges from £ 1,500 to £ 3,000 plus VAT and disbursements.

We provide tailored solutions for our clients. For details on our services and fees, please see here.

To find out how we can help you today, contact us on 07968 902362 or e-mail contact@gentilistark.com. We will be in touch with you within 24 hours.

What our clients say

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I just wanted to say thank you for your help with the British citizenship.
You were very helpful and communicated well with me and made me feel at ease. You were with me all through the process. Thank you
I would recommend this solicitor for help with becoming a British citizen

Dorothy Quaye
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Stephane is the most considerate person and ensures that cases win. He explains every step of the process throughly and makes sure that I understand decisions I make to the highest extent. He also charges a reasonable price for the high level of work done. Moreover Stephane is a kind individual who makes everything understandable and easy to follow. Knowing that Stephane is handling a case is very reassuring. He is the reason why I can live with my son.

Prashanty
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I cannot recommend Gentili-Stark enough they spent time on my case, they advised me each step of the way while also preparing all the necessary documents.
They always explained all the steps clearly, all the communication was spot-on and without any delay. I recommend getting in touch with them, truly a fast, friendly & very professional team.

Marc
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As a writer of expert medico-legal reports in the immigration and asylum context, I have worked with Stephane Gentili over several years. I have been very impressed both by his commitment to his clients and by the thoroughness of his work. 

Professor Cornelius Katona MD FRCPsych
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Thank you so much for all the work you did on my case, if it wasn’t for you, I wouldn’t be in the position I’m in today. Your dedication makes you the best lawyer I’ve ever come across and I just want to thank you so so much.

Ijeoma and Family

Why with us?

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We are here for you. You can call us outside office hours. We can give you peace of mind.
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We have specialised in UK immigration law for 20 years.
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We will take the time to get to know you to find the right legal solution for you.
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We have happy clients. Our success rate is very high.
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There are no surprises. Our fees are transparent and agreed upon with you before we start working.
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We are professionals. We are authorised by The Solicitors Regulation Authority.

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