British Citizenship for EEA Nationals
Act Now For British Citizenship For EU Nationals
With Brexit and the recent political changes, many European citizens living in the UK are concerned about their status in the near future. If you qualify for British citizenship and are currently employed in the UK, we strongly urge you to submit your application now for permanent residency and then British Citizenship.
The Difference Between Permanent Residency and British Citizenship
When you have permanent residency status in the UK, you have the right to live and work in the UK for life. There are no restrictions for leaving and entering the UK. However, should you be out of the country for more than two years, you risk losing residency status. In order to obtain secure residence in the UK, you must obtain an EEA Permanent Residence Card through application.
Once you have your EEA Permanent Residence Card, you can apply for British Citizenship. Citizenship has no restrictions on living in the UK, you and your dependents are able to live and work in the UK, and enjoy all benefits of citizenship.
Eligibility For British Citizenship For EU Nationals
You must meet the following criteria:
- Must have legally lived in the UK for at least five years
- Have an EEA Permanent Residence Card
- Meet all residency requirements
- Proof of English language proficiency:
- Nationality from an English speaking country
- OR An accepted English language degree
- OR Successfully passing an accredited English language test
- Pass ‘Life in the UK’ test
- Have a good character
- Plan to live in the UK.
Why We’re British Citizenship Experts
Our highly qualified lawyers at A Y & J Solicitors are experts in all aspects of obtaining British Citizenship. They will take a detailed look at your qualifications and provide you with an honest evaluation or your citizenship entitlement. Our lawyers are patient, compassionate, and careful to explain everything so you understand your situation and the opportunities available to you.
You have worked hard to qualify for British Citizenship, and it is important that you engage a professional like us who will do the very best to succeed with your application.