The following Immigration practice note produced in partnership with Francesca Delany; and Andrew Osborne and Bronte Cullum of Lewis Silkin provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
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This Practice Note outlines the key procedural requirements for applications to naturalise as a British citizen, as well as options for challenging refusals. For information on eligibility requirements, see Practice Note: Applying to naturalise as a British citizen: eligibility.
It does not cover the procedure for naturalisation applications made under the Windrush Scheme. For further information, see Practice Note: The Windrush Scheme.
In order to apply for naturalisation as a British citizen, form AN or its online equivalent must be completed. The hard copy form AN must be used if the applicant is applying from outside the UK.
See Practice Notes: Home Office forms—applying from inside the UK and Home Office forms—applying from outside the UK for a Lexis®Smart Form version of this form, as well as a link to the online visa application process on the GOV.UK website.
A recent passport-sized photograph must be attached to the application form on the page for referees and identity (there are separate pages if the online form
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