Oracle Solicitors boast a wealth of experience in immigration law and understand that it is an area that is constantly changing. We recommend that you contact us today should you have any questions at all about your immigration status.
We know the importance of finally settling in the UK by becoming a British citizen and that is why we offer quality advice and assistance to help you through the process.
Am I eligible for Naturalisation?
You can apply for British Nationality or Naturalisation under the British Nationality Act 1981. As a British citizen, you can live and work in the UK free from immigration controls.
Applications for British Citizenship can be made by individuals who are married to a British citizen, or by individuals who meet certain criteria for naturalisation.
Criteria for Naturalisation
There is a number if criteria which must be satisfied in full before your application will be approved, in brief
- Time spent in the UK
- Date when you were granted Indefinite Leave to Remain
- Have you passed Life in the UK test
- Can you satisfy English language requirement
- The total number of absences from the UK over the qualifying period
- Any criminal or civil matters which may disbar you
The application form is fairly straightforward but the information provided must be accurate and true or the application will be delayed or worse refused and in some cases action taken if UKVI alleges you have made a false statement or submitted a fake document.
Once approved, you will receive an invitation to attend a Citizenship ceremony which is usually local to where you live and at the ceremony you will receive your Certificate of Naturalisation.
Thereafter you are free to apply for a British passport which is usually processed within approximately six weeks.
Our charges will be based on the time actually spent by the solicitors and other staff in respect of any work which they do on your behalf.
Our current hourly rates are set out below:
- Senior Solicitors – £400 (All figures exclude VAT)
- Solicitors – £300 (All figures exclude VAT)
- Trainee Solicitors, Paralegal – £150 (All figures exclude VAT)
The work we carry out on your immigration case can take several hours, therefore we understand some clients prefer fixed fee costs. We will provide you with a fixed fee quote at the initial consultation dependant on the complexity of your case (if you prefer this option).
If you wish to proceed with hourly rate fees you can expect on average to pay the following dependant on the fee-earners hourly rate.
Visit our immigration fees page for more info.
How long will my application take?
We will normally be able to submit your application within 4 – 8 weeks of you instructing us, but we will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this.
We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application. Read the current processing times.
For an informal discussion regarding your case, or to book an appointment with our Immigration team, please call us now on 020 3051 5060.