Adults  or  minors,  who  are    British  overseas  territories  citizens,  British Nationals  (Overseas),  British  Overseas citizens,  British  subjects  under the  1981  Act  or  British  protected  persons  are  entitled  to  registration  as  
British  citizens  under s.4(2)   of  the  British  Nationality  Act  1981  if  they were:  

  • in  the  United  Kingdom  at  the  beginning  of  the  period  of  5  years  ending with the date of application; or
  • settled in the United Kingdom immediately before 1 January 1983; and
  • not absent from the United Kingdom for more than 450 days in the 5 year period ending with the date of application; and
  • not absent from  the United Kingdom for more than 90 days in the period of 12 months ending with the date of application; and
  • not  on  the  date  of  application subject  under  the  immigration  laws to any restriction on their stay in the United Kingdom; and
  • not  subject  under  the  immigration  laws  to  any  restriction  on  their stay  in  the  United  Kingdom  in  the  12  months  immediately  before  
    the date of application; and
  • not at any time in the 5 years ending with the date of application in the United Kingdom in breach of  the immigration laws. 
  • (if aged 10 or over on the date of  application, this being a date on or after 4 December 2006) the Secretary of State is satisfied that they  are  of  good  character.

Applications under s.4(2) should normally be made on Form B(OTA). 

 Why Choose Sunrise Solicitors For Your Application For Registration As British Citizen Under Section 4(2)?

The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with applications for registration as British Citizen under section 4(2) of the BNA 1981. The quality of our service is self-evident from our clients' reviews about the service provided by our immigration lawyers. You can contact us if you are seeking legal help from immigration lawyers in London in relation to your application for registration as a British Citizen and our immigration solicitors will provide you fast, friendly, reliable and professional immigration service.

If instructed to represent you regarding your application for registration as a British Citizen under section 4(2), the casework to be carried out by our immigration solicitors will include the following:

  • Taking detailed instructions from you and advise you about the relevant immigration laws and procedures to be adopted by the Home Office, UKVI in your application for registration as a British Citizen;
  • Discussing your application for registration as a British Citizen in detail with you and advising you about the weaknesses and strengths of your British Citizenship application;
  • Advising you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your application for registration as a British Citizen;
  • Considering the contents of the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your British Citizenship application and discussing the same with you;
  • Completing the relevant application form to apply for your registration as a British Citizen and discussing the same with you;
  • Advising you about two referees who have to complete and sign your application form as referees to meet the good character requirement;
  • Certifying all your original documents as true copy of the original including your passport(s) so that you can continue to travel while the application for British Citizenship is pending with the Home Office;
  • Preparing a cover letter to introduce and support your application for registration as a British Citizen;
  • Liaising with the Home Office, UKVI for a timely decision on your British Citizenship application and responding to any further information and/or documents required by the Home Office in support of your application;
  • Protecting your interests while your British Citizenship application is pending with the Home Office, UKVI and keeping you informed about the progress of your application for registration as a British Citizen;
  • Doing all the follow up work including responding to any queries raised by the Home Office, UKVI until decision is reached on your application by the Home Office, UKVI.

Our Fee For Your Application For Registration As A British Citizen Under Section 4(2)

  • We will charge you a fee from £1,000 + VAT for our professional immigration services in relation to your application for registration as a British Citizen under section 4(2). The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of your  application and the casework involved in the matter.
  • If you cannot afford to pay our fee in full at the time of instructing us in relation to your matter, you can pay half of the fee at the time of instructing us and rest of the fee can be paid by monthly instalments.
  • The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the Home Office on your application for registration as a British Citizen. However, it is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by us on your behalf e.g. translation of documents, Home Office fee etc.

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