Immigration Blog

Applications for naturalisation are easy. What can possibly go wrong?

Applications for naturalisation are easy. What can possibly go wrong?

I was recently helping a client with an application for permanent residence. When the application was approved, the client qualified to apply for British citizenship, and I asked if we could help with this next application. To my dismay, he told me that citizenship is easy – why would he need legal help? Or do I think it is complicated?

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Election day - vote!

Five reasons not to miss your chance to vote

There is a number of good reasons not to pass this general election, but we have selected just five most obvious ones, or most important from an immigration lawyer’s perspective. Here are five reasons why WE believe that things should change and your vote can make a difference.

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British child

Are your kids British? … Are you sure?

Children born in the UK to migrants who have indefinite leave to remain or to EEA nationals with permanent right of residence are British by birth. But what if the parent’s right of permanent residence is unconfirmed?

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eu national children

British citizenship for EU national children – entitlement or a matter of discretion?

Not every child born in the UK is a British citizen by birth. But every child can be registered at the discretion of the Secretary of State. The Home Office should not be confused as to the basis for exercise of discretion. It is not “exceptionality” that has to be addressed, but the child’s best interests and the child’s most probable place of residence in the foreseeable future.

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