If you would like to officially become a British Citizen, you can apply to the Home Office for Citizenship. There are certain things you have to prove to the Home Office to be allowed to apply for citizenship. This includes passing a Life in the UK Test and proving you have an approved English Qualification. Find out more on the GOV.UK website:

Becoming a British Citizen

The application can be expensive, and your application could fail if the forms are not filled out correctly.

Leeds City Council offers a support service for people who want to apply for British Citizenship.

The Register Office at Leeds City Council can help you with the application using the Nationality Document Return Service (NDRS) for online applications and the Nationality Checking Service (NCS) for paper applications.

You can find out more on the Leeds City Council website:

Becoming British

It is very important the application forms are filled out correctly. The application is expensive and you should get immigration advice to make sure you have completed the forms correctly.

If your application is successful, you will be able to attend a Citizenship ceremony in Leeds. You will receive your Certificate of Naturalisation at the ceremony. After this you can apply for a British passport which is usually processed within approximately 6 weeks. You can find out more about the Citizenship ceremony here:

Citizenship Ceremonies

Last Updated: 15 August 2019

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