The acquisition of citizenship (nationality) by somebody who was not a citizen of that country when he or she was born is called naturalisation.
To obtain British naturalisation, the basic requirement is that you first have the legal status of being a full-time resident without disqualifying absences for a legally-defined period of time e.g.; "Indefinite leave to remain" or "No time limit". You also have to promise to obey and uphold UK laws and meet the criteria of Section 6 of the British Nationality Act.
The first step in applying for British citizenship is to obtain and fill out a naturalisation application form.
The route to the acquisition of citizenship for children is different. Contact We Talk Law for assistance with all aspects of citizenship for children.
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