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British Citizenship

British visa for ThaiThere are two ways to British citizenship. The first is for those who are married to a British national and the other are for those who are not married to a British national. Note that the two situations below so you can compare how they differ. If you are not sure then speak to a lawyer in Thailand or in the UK for further assistance and advice. See this website for more details.

British Citizenship: Married

  • You have lived in the United Kingdom for 3 years and have ILR;
  • You have already been living in the United Kingdom at the start of those 3 years;
  • You have not been absent from the United Kingdom for more than 270 days in those 3 years;
  • You have not been absent from the UK for more than 90 days in 12 months before application;
  • You are of good character;
  • You have the Pass the Life in the UK test passed;
  • You have sufficient knowledge of English, Welsh or Gaelic.
  • You have an intention to live in the United Kingdom.

British Citizenship: Unmarried

  • You have been in the UK for 5 years. The last year as a permanent resident with ILR;
  • You have not have been absent for more than 450 days during that period;
  • You have not have been absent for more than 90 days in the 12 months before the application;
  • You are of good character;
  • You have passed the Pass the Life in the UK test;
  • You have sufficient knowledge of English, Welsh or Gaelic.
  • You have an intention to continue to live in the United Kingdom.

This occurs after the ILR which before that would have been a UK fiancée visa for a Thai. The process takes time however in the end British Citizenship can be granted.

 

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