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British Citizenship By BOC

An individual, who is a British national Citizen (BOC), may be eligible to register as a British person under one of the following criteria:-

5 years legal residency

You may be able to register for British citizenship if you have lived continuously and legally (without breaking British laws) in the UK. You will need to meet the following requirements: -

  • Whilst in the United Kingdom for 5 years, you must not have spent any more than 450 days outside the UK throughout the period.
  • In the last year, and at the time of application, you must not stayed out of the UK for a period more than ninety days.
  • You must have lived in the UK lawfully (not in serious breach of laws in the UK) throughout this period
  • Within the five year period, you must have not been in breach of any immigration laws; especially regarding lawful residence. This means that you must have had valid leave throughout your stay in the UK

With regards to lawful residence, time spent in detention, or periods of work on diplomatic trips or as a member of the military will be not count as time away from immigration control (unlawful residence).

Registration On The Basis Of Crown Or Similar Service

Having resided in the UK for a period of 5 years, lawfully and continuously registration for British Citizenship on the basis of the Crown or similar service is also possible if: -.

  • The applicant either currently is or has been under Crown Service;
  • The applicant either is or have been appointed for service by the crown as a member of an organization recognized by law in a British Overseas territory.

It is very important to note that British Citizenship on the basis of service to the Crown is only possible in an exceptional circumstance. This therefore means that, in under to be granted British citizenship under this route, you will need to show the following: -:

  • That you are currently holding a high and responsible position.
  • You have in an exceptional manner served in the position in point 1 above and
  • You have a close link to the UK.

Registration As British Citizen If You Are A British National (Overseas) With No Other Nationality

If you are looking to register as a British citizen as an overseas person with no nationality, the following requirements will need to me met.

  • You must be a British national (overseas);
  • you must not have held any other country’s citizenship or nationality
  • you must not have renounced any citizenship or nationality;
  • You must not have lost any citizenship or nationality by action or inaction.

You must make sure that you are not already a citizen before you make an application for nationalization because it is a possibility for individuals to be citizens or nationals of a country without ever holding a passport or having been issued one by the authorities of that country.

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