Want to be a British citizen?

British citizenship is one of the six different forms of British nationality. If you are intending to apply to become a British citizen, full information can be found at the following links to the Home Office website:

If you are applying for naturalisation as a British citizen or for indefinite leave to remain, you will need to show that you know about life in the UK and have English Competency. You need to provide the Life in the UK Test and either:

  • ESOL B1 from an approved test centre or any degree taught in English.  If degree completed abroad you will need two covering letters from NARIC UK stating equivalent to a UK degree and taught in English.
  • Educated to degree level and provide confirmation that it is taught in English or the equivalent to an English degree
  • A pass via an English Language test which meets Home Office requirements.

For more information about the test and the classes visit the Life in the UK website.

Nationality checking service

We are part of the Nationality Checking Service which, for a charge, allows us to assist you and check your completed application. 

We were the first Local Authority to carry out the Nationality Checking Service and now have over 10 years' experience.

Use our nationality checking service