You may be eligible to apply for registration as a British citizen (entitlement or discretionary) if you do not qualify for British citizenship automatically.

There are different ways of becoming a British citizen. Some people can 'register' as one. Registering as a British citizen is usually simpler than becoming naturalised, but you must be eligible.

If you do not qualify for British citizenship automatically or not entitled to registration, you may be eligible to apply for registration as a British citizen on a discretionary basis if it is in the best interest of the child under section 3 (1) of the British Nationality Act 198. The chances of success are generally based on the evidence and assessment of the child’s circumstances in particular if the future of the child clearly lies in the UK and UK, by all means, is the centre of the child’s life.

We are experts in dealing with British citizenship applications and if instructed will carry out all the work on the application until the decision is received from the Home Office UKVI.

If you need legal advice or help with a UK visa application or any other immigration matter, get in touch with our highly experienced immigration solicitors in London on  0203 432 6006 or fill in our online enquiry form.

Ways to become a British citizen through registration

There are several ways to become British citizens through registration. The most common routes have been described below.

A person may be eligible for British citizenship if:

  • A person born before 1983 to a British mother (Form UKM).
  • A person born before 1 July 2006 whose parents were not married (Form UKF).
  • A person born on or after 1 July 2006 who did not become British as their mother was married to someone other than their natural father (UKF(M)).
  • A person has certain other types of British nationality (Form B(OS)).
  • Ordinarily resident in Hong Kong immediately before 4 February 1997 (Form EM).
  • A stateless person.

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  • Expertise: Our solicitors are legal experts in the field of immigration law and have years of experience in handling immigration cases.
  • In-depth knowledge: Our immigration solicitors keep up to date with the latest changes and developments in immigration law. This means they can provide you with the most up-to-date and accurate advice on your specific immigration issue.
  • Support: We will provide you with the necessary support and guidance throughout the immigration process. We will advise you on any legal requirements or potential obstacles that may arise.
  • One-stop service: We will advise you about eligibility criteria, requirements, and required supporting documents. We will prepare your whole application and submit it to the Home Office.
  • Time-saving: Applying for any type of visa or citizenship can be a complex and time-consuming process. By using our service, you can rest assured that your application will be prepared and submitted correctly, saving you time and stress.
  • Better chance of success: We can help you to present your case effectively which can maximize your chances of success.