A person who believes he is entitled to British Citizenship can have his British Nationality status confirmed by making an application for confirmation of nationality status. The appliation is made to the Home Office, UKVI by using application form NS.

If you want to establish your status for another purpose, complete this form. A decision will be made by UK Visas and Immigration as to whether, on the balance of probabilities, the person making the claim holds British nationality. The decision will be in the form of a written opinion.

British nationality is defined in law. Whether a person has a claim to British nationality can be determined by applying the definitions and requirements of the British Nationality Act 1981 and related legislation, to the facts of their date and place of birth and descent.

There are currently six different forms of British nationality. These are:

  • British citizen
  • British overseas citizen
  • British overseas territories citizen
  • British national (overseas)
  • British subject
  • British protected person

Other forms of British nationality have existed but they are not current, for example citizenship of the UK and Colonies (CUKC), or British dependent territories citizenship.

  • British citizenship, British dependent territories citizenship and British overseas citizenship were introduced from 1 January 1983 to replace the earlier nationality status of citizenship of the UK and Colonies.
  • British citizenship was automatically acquired from that date, by citizens of the UK and Colonies who had a right of abode in the United Kingdom
  • British dependent territories citizenship was acquired by people with a connection with an overseas territory
  • British overseas citizenship was acquired by those who did not have a right of abode in the UK or a connection with an overseas territory.

If you were issued with a British passport between 1 January 1973 and 1 January 1983 it may be stamped with “Citizen of the UK & Colonies” and “the holder has the right of abode in the UK”; or “the holder has patriality in the UK”. These stamps would indicate that the holder became, or if deceased, would have become a British citizen on 1 January 1983. If the passport says that the holder was a citizen of the UK & Colonies but does not mention right of abode or patriality, then the person is likely to have become a British overseas citizen (unless they had previously lost citizenship of the UK & Colonies before 1 January 1983). Most British overseas territories citizens were deemed to be British citizens from 21 May 2002 under the British Overseas Territories Act 2002.

Why Sunrise Solicitors For Your Application For Confirmation Of Nationality Status?

The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with applications for naturalisation as British Citizen. 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 naturalisation as a British Citizen and our immigration solicitors will provide you fast, friendly, reliable and professional immigration service.

How We Can Help With Your Application For Confirmation Of Nationality Status?

The immigration casework to be carried out by our immigration solicitors in relation to your application for confirmation of nationality status will include the following:

  • Assessing your claim to British Citizenship and discussing the same with you in detail in order to determine whether or not you are already a British Citizen;
  • Advising you on the relevant laws, procedures and requirements for an application for confirmation of nationality status;
  • Advising you on the relevant documents which can substantiate your claim to British nationality;
  • Completing the relevnat application form NS for an application for confirmation of nationality status;
  • Preparing cover letter in support of the application explaining in detail your claim to British nationality and seeking confirmation of the same from the Home Office, UKVI;
  • Submitting the application for confirmation of nationality status to the Home Office UKVI and liaising with the Home Office, UKVI until decision on the application is made by the Home Office, UKVI.

Our Fee For An Application For Nationality Status (NS)

  • We will charge you a fee from £800.00 + VAT for our professional immigration services in relation to your application for confirmation of nationality status. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of your naturalisation 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 confirmation of nationality status. 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.

Sunrise Solicitors is the trading name of Sunrise Solicitors Ltd (company registration no. 6405492). Sunrise Solicitors Offices are regulated by SRA under SRA ID 490903 (London Office) and SRA ID 645256 (Manchester Office). Sunrise Solicitors are also members of Immigration Law Practitioners' Association (ILPA).

 

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