Dual Citizenship

Dual citizenship is when an individual holds two citizenships at the same time. It is permitted in the UK. 

How does one become a dual national?

Naturalisation as a British Citizen 

To be eligible you must: 

  • Have been lived in the UK for at least five years 
  • Have settled status 
  • Pass the Life in the UK test 
  • Meet the English Language and good character requirement 
Countries Permitting Dual Nationality

Dual nationality is permitted, but is not limited in the following countries: 

  • Australia 
  • Canada 
  • Ireland 
  • Pakistan 
Countries Not Permitting Dual Nationality

The following list outlines where dual nationality is not permitted but is not limited to, and you may have to renounce this citizenship when you become naturalised as a British Citizen. 

  • China 
  • Malaysia 
  • United Arab Emirates 

Do I have same the rights as any British Citizen as a dual national? Yes.

How can we help? 

At MSR Solicitors, we bring extensive experience to these matters. When you apply for British Citizenship, we verify your eligibility and assess whether your home country permits dual nationality. We support you throughout the process, from collecting your documents to drafting representations and preparing you for exams. Understanding the complexity and challenges, we navigate every step with meticulous care and professionalism.

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