You usually pay £1,330 to apply for adult citizenship or £1,012 for children. If you're applying for citizenship as an adult you'll also have to pay: £50 to do the Life in the UK Test.
In 2022, it costs £1,330 to make an application to naturalise as a British citizen. This includes the fee for the citizenship ceremony. In recent years the UK government has not increased the mandatory fee of £1,330 but this is subject to a review.
The Home Office fee for naturalisation is £1,330 (including the £80 itizenship fee). The biometric enrolment fee is £19.20. The Home Office fee for adult registration is £1,206 (including the £80 Citizenship fee). The biometric enrolment fee is £19.20.
You'll usually get a decision within 6 months - some applications can take longer. It may take longer than the usual 6 months to get a decision because of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Becoming British is one of the most arduous and expensive citizenship processes in the world. Many of the tens of thousands of people who are accepted as UK citizens each year will have faced years of preparation and bills of between £5,000 and £10,000.
Proof of identity: This could be your passport, driving licence, birth certificate, Home Office travel document or even a credit card statement issued to you within the last six months. Your biometric residence permit (if you have one) Evidence of your pass in the Life in the UK test.
Overall, citizenship application costs have been rising since 2007 in an attempt to compensate for cuts to the Home Office budget. Current fees are now at an incredible £1,330 per adult, and that's without the cost of the legal advice, which is often necessary to navigate the complicated process.
Dual citizenship (also known as dual nationality) is allowed in the UK. This means you can be a British citizen and also a citizen of other countries. You do not need to apply for dual citizenship.
You need to take the test as part of your application for British citizenship or settlement in the UK. You must book your Life in the UK Test online at least 3 days in advance. It costs £50. There are over 30 test centres in the UK.
Check how much it costs to apply
You usually pay £1,330 to apply for adult citizenship or £1,012 for children. If you're applying for citizenship as an adult you'll also have to pay: £50 to do the Life in the UK Test. £19.20 to send your fingerprints and photo to the Home Office.
Total time to naturalize: 18.5 months to 24 months
This is because some U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) field offices handle applications much faster than others (see “Understanding USCIS Processing Times” below).
The current naturalization fee for a U.S. citizenship application is $725. That total includes $640 for application processing and $85 for biometrics services, both of which are nonrefundable, regardless of whether the U.S. government approves or rejects an application.
You'll usually get a decision within 6 months - some applications can take longer. It may take longer than the usual 6 months to get a decision because of coronavirus (COVID-19). This will not affect the decision. You'll be told if you need to provide more information to help with your application.
You may file Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, 90 calendar days before you complete your permanent residence requirement if your eligibility for naturalization is based upon being a: Permanent resident for at least 5 years; or. Permanent resident for at least 3 years if you are married to a US citizen.
How long is my passport valid? If your passport was issued when you were 16 years of age or older, your passport is valid for 10 years. If your passport was issued when you were 15 years of age or younger, your passport is valid for 5 years.
Voting and citizenship
Your UK citizenship will not be affected if you move or retire abroad.
Is it illegal to have three passports? If your nation does not allow dual citizenship or more then yes it is illegal, unless you renounce that citizenship of course. If your nation allows dual citizenship or more then it is fully allowed and legal to have three passports.
The investor, his or her spouse and children under 18 years old can apply for UK citizenship by investment one year after receiving permanent residence. During this period, it is important not to travel outside the UK for more than 90 days.
You can apply to give up (renounce) your British citizenship or status. If accepted, you'll get a 'declaration of renunciation' that you can use to show that you're no longer British. You might do this, for example, if you want to become a citizen of another country that does not allow dual citizenship.
Note that there is no expiry date on passing the life in the UK test.
Home Office ARC letter. Your birth certificate. Your photo driving licence, or. A bank, building society or credit card statement issued to you within the last 6 months.
It's important to note that once you have attended your citizenship ceremony you cannot use your BRP to travel, to enter the UK you will instead need a British passport or Right of Abode Certificate.
If you do not live in the Channel Islands, Isle of Man or a British Overseas Territory, you can apply online. You can get help to make your online application if you are in the UK and you do not have the appropriate access, skills or confidence to complete an online immigration application form.