EU Citizens may have the right to live and work in the UK, but in the future you may still want to apply for full UK Citizenship
There are some minor differences between being an EU citizen and living in the UK, and being a UK citizen, after gaining citizenship. The law states that a UK citizen has more eligibility to certain monetary and housing benefits and welfare, even if that person has never been able to work. Whereas an EU citizen who lives in the UK, does not have as much eligibility to welfare funding. Eligibility is decided by many factors, and becoming a UK citizen by gaining citizenship can be a contributing factor.
Our legal experts can help you with this, by advising you on how to proceed. The most common way to gain citizenship is by "naturalisation" - these can be by completing an individual application, using the Nationality Checking Service or using an agent or representative.
To complete an individual application, you must fill in an AN - "Application for Naturalisation" for yourself, or a MN1 - which is an application for children under eighteen.
These forms need to be completed in a very particular way, and that is where we can help. Having advised clients many times on the best way to complete these applications, we can ensure that you fully understand the requirements to make the best possible application for you and your family.