The Settlement provisions including naturaliation and registration as British Citizen 05 Sept 13
There have been a number of recent changes to the scheme for settlement for both family members of British/settled people, and for migrant workers and their family members. The purpose of this course is to provide practitioners with an updated guide as to who can apply to settle, and the requirements that applicants need to fulfill in order to do this. It will also look at naturalisation and registration as British Citizens. The course covers the April and July 2012 Immigration Rule changes, together with the relevant transitional provisions. It will also cover the October 2013 planned changes to the British Nationality Regulations.
The course will look at:
Requirements for Indefinite Leave to Remain / Permanent Residence for:
- Spouses and civil partners
- Fiancé(e)s and proposed civil partners
- Victims of domestic violence
- children of parents, or a relative present and settled or being admitted for settlement in the United Kingdom
- Parents, grandparents and other dependent relatives of persons present and settled in the United Kingdom
- Settlement for family members of persons with limited leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom as a refugee or beneficiary of humanitarian protection
- April 2012 changes in settlement for migrant workers, and their spouses
- Long residence (lawful residence/ unlawful residence).
Who has the right to settle and naturalise in the UK, how to prepare the application including best practice tips on the documents to be submitted in support.
- When can I naturalise as British?
- Can I naturalise as British if over 18 years old?
- Can I naturalise as British while under 18years old?
- Can I apply to be British if born outside the UK?
- What are the requirements for making a successful application?
- Can I apply if I have been out of the UK for long periods?
- Can I apply if I have criminal convictions?