British Citizenship by Marriage

You may be able to live in the UK permanently or temporarily if one of the following applies to you:

If your spouse/partner or partner is British

If your spouse/partner is EEA national

If your spouse/partner is a visa holder

If you are married

If you are not married yet

You can explore your options in more details below:

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British Citizenship for Stateless Child British Citizenship for Stateless Child

The International legal definition of a stateless person is a “person who is not considered as a national by any State under the operation of its law”. Today, at least 10 million people around the world are denied nationality.

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British Citizenship British Citizenship

In order to qualify for Permanent residence there is a set of requirements, such as continuous residence in the UK, good knowledge of English language, no criminal convictions and many more.

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Short Stay Visas Short Stay Visas

If you would like to come to the United Kingdom for a short period of time and do not plan to settle here, you can apply for the following visa categories:

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    Daughter-in-law of an EEA national can stay in the UK 12.05.2021

    Our immigration team achieved great success in representing a client in her appeal against the Home Office’s decision to refuse issuance of the Residence Card as an extended family member of an EEA national.
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    Our client, a non-EEA national, initially obtained a residence card as the spouse of an EEA national. Our client subsequently divorced from his EEA national spouse and obtained a residence card under the Retained Rights route. The client then applied for permanent residence, which was refused and a subsequent appeal was dismissed by First-Tier Tribunal as the Judge wrongly thought the client needed to be a qualified person, not his EEA national spouse during the time their marriage lasted. Permission to appeal on this basis was granted. 

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