Why should you apply for British citizenship?

The United Kingdom is the 5th largest economy globally with exceptionally good education, career growth, lifestyle, health care, and infrastructure. Indeed, the United Kingdom is an epicentre of the rising opportunities in the world.
Achieving British citizenship grants you full rights to live, work, and travel as a British citizen. You can enter and leave the country without immigration restrictions and enjoy such esteemed citizenship’s status. Gaining British citizenship will ensure you and your family feel secure.

How can you proceed with a British citizenship application?

British citizenship can be acquired in three ways, either automatically(by birth), or by registration or Naturalisation.

It is imperative that you seek legal advice from British citizenship solicitors who can help manage your application, handhold you through the entire process and keep you up to date with any changes to relevant regulations or the application process.
Contact A Y & J solicitors- immigration experts prepare a quality application and sort your British citizenship application.

Check your eligibility to become a British citizen.

You can apply for British citizenship if:

  • you have resided in the UK for five years or more; and
  • you have held Indefinite Leave to Remain for 12 months or more, or
  • you have held EU Settled Status for 12 months or more.

Spouse’s of British citizens can apply for Naturalisation having resided in the UK for three years if:

  • They have Indefinite Leave to Remain, or
  • An EEA Settled Status.
  • You may also be eligible to apply for British citizenship if:
  • You have a British parent
  • You are stateless
  • You hold another type of British nationality
  • At some stage, you renounce your British citizenship

If you are a Commonwealth citizen, you may qualify for British citizenship under the Windrush scheme if:

  • You or your parents came to the UK before 1973,
  • You live in the country and have not left the UK for more than two years

Most essentially, you need to

  1. Possess a good character & sound mind
  2. Pass the Life in the UK test
  3. Pass the English Language proficiency test
  4. Have a good intention to live in the UK for a longer time.

Why should you choose A Y & J Solicitors for sorting your British citizenship application?

A Y & J Solicitors are committed to helping you achieve your immigration needs.

  • We help prepare a checklist outlining documents required, review and assess residency requirements for you and your dependents.
  • We prepare legal representation outlining how you satisfy the requirements of the British nationality application.
  • We help in submitting your application and of your dependents as well.
  • With our bespoke services and advice, we handhold you throughout the application process, keep you informed and updated until you receive a decision from the UK Home Office.

FAQs

The immigration solicitors have expertise in UK visas and immigration and can help you achieve your immigration goals timely and hassle-free. Hence, it is advisable to seek legal assistance from Immigration lawyers based out of London.

Taking assistance from immigration solicitors is not just limited to guiding you for the application process. They review and assess your eligibility, keep you informed and updated with any Home Office related information, prepare documents for you and your dependents, clarify your doubts and queries, and give our bespoke advice for other immigration matters, if needed.

  • We will assign you a dedicated, experienced and specialised Immigration Caseworker/Solicitor to conduct your case
  • We will advise you on supporting documentation
  • We will review each document and advise on any amendments required in line with the Home Office’s requirements & policy guidance
  • We will complete the application form
  • We will prepare legal representation explaining the merits of the application in details and bringing any special circumstances to the case worker’s attention
  • We will submit your application to the Home Office
  • We will deal with any further inquiries from the Home Office, until the decision made on this application
  • We will prepare you for an interview with the Home Office, wherever necessary/applicable
  • After your enquiry submission, our Accounts executive will do a proper examination & advice experienced and expert professional to prepare your Naturalisation application

A Y & J Solicitors’ Review

A Y & J Solicitors
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US KKUS KK
13:20 27 Sep 22
I would highly recommend to anyone having immigration challenges to consult with Diana and her team. Only after they do a thorough study and vetted by their immigration experts, they proceed in taking up the case. And when they take it, they will make sure the case has a positive outcome.My immigration situation was challenging at many levels. The team were so supportive both professionally and emotionally. I felt them as my close friends and gave me the courage and confidence to get through to the other side.Diana: I cannot thank Diana enough for all her support and her efforts to regain my visa. She worked tirelessly on my behalf even during late evening hours which gave me the strength to fight as I knew someone is always behind my back to support me. I have no hesitation in recommending Diana.Very professional, perfect, kind, expert advice and prompt support.
leonora chitongoleonora chitongo
08:20 27 Sep 22
Thank you AYJ Solicitors for making my dream to work in England a reality. You made my skilled worker visa application Journey smooth. I love how you guys are patient. I would ask some dumb questions at times but they would always lend an ear and explained till i understood. ENGLAND HERE I COME!
HUNAR MAHMOODHUNAR MAHMOOD
08:21 21 Sep 22
The greatest of the best. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. They are sincere, kind, and incredibly knowledgeable.And best part is they will get to know you and check up on you, with emails, phone calls even WhatsApp during their rest hours. We were at ease due to their support during the whole process which led to the positive outcome.I would definitely recommend her for any immigration services specially for Self-Sponsorship route. They are fantastic!!!!!
Kastona K.MANOKARATHASKastona K.MANOKARATHAS
17:34 26 Aug 22
Iam glad to share my experience.They fulfill my requirements in friendly manner and guide me a lot to choose a good one. Their assist is very clear and satisfy. Many thanks for giving me this work opportunity.
Lena EldiastyLena Eldiasty
11:11 18 Aug 22
I had a lovely and professional experience with Sunny! He helped me get my student visa from start to finish (while I was outside the UK) and made the process so simple. 10/10 would recommend to anyone
Tania JainTania Jain
07:05 16 Aug 22
Just heard that our application has been granted license. A special thanks to Amy who has been an instrumental motivator in the entire process. She is an extremely knowledgeable and experienced, and has been supportive in the entire process. Much recommended!
fatjon resulajfatjon resulaj
15:24 04 Aug 22
Amaizing work!!Thank you very much for the excellent work and the speed at any time to answer any question. Wonderful colleague for achieving the result we were looking for, everything was completed
ravella srilekharavella srilekha
17:23 03 Aug 22
I had an excellent experience and I'm writing to convey how grateful I am for your excellent services, which were delivered in a welcoming and approachable manner while being really professional and competent. I will always be grateful to you for your thoroughness, fairness, and transparency in pursuing my case.Thank you soo much.
Hayden NjauHayden Njau
10:00 22 Jul 22
I have had an excellent experience working with you.Your team is thorough, listens and takes note of everything to ensure that you client is satisfied. They are prompt with replies and are always available whenever you need them. I would like to thank Miss Amy Felix George and Elaha Basir for their help with my application.
Talal YousefTalal Yousef
16:48 19 Jul 22
Great experience working with the AY&J team. Silvia is a brilliant professional who listened carefully and guided the process through her excellent legal advice. We were able to get our visa extension without any issue or delay. Thank you Silvia
Vijay KumarVijay Kumar
06:57 15 Jul 22
I consulted A Y & J Solicitors Chancery, Lane for help in regards to my ILR, this is my second case with them and the experience has been better than the previous one.Silvia was extremely attentive, diligent and excellent with communicating the matter details. I am extremely grateful for her help with this matter and very pleased with the excellent service I received.I would not hesitate to use this company again and would highly recommend there service.
Damodar KDamodar K
12:52 14 Jul 22
I would like to thanks AY & J from the bottom of my heart. Especially, Latrece and Diana. I would like to personally appreciate, the way they responded to my case considering my situation and all other paper work done in time with right from word GO to make an appointment to successful case. I would recommend them for any immigration works without a second thought. They are the best in many ways. Let's keep in touch for more business and growth together. Cheese and happy holidays to the entire team at AT&J. Thanks again, God bless.
Manmohan SinghManmohan Singh
09:51 14 Jul 22
Amazing team. It has been a wonderful experience working with you. Highly professional and helpful at the same time. Thank you.
Mickey WongMickey Wong
08:15 20 Jun 22
Diana and Nina were very helpful throughout the process. They have answered all of my questions very quickly and have done a very professional job on the application. Recommended!
Muhammad JamalMuhammad Jamal
16:45 19 May 22
Loved how A Y & J solicitors have helped in getting my visa. Highly recommend amazing experienced people. The best thing is all of them are really supportive
Sargam VohraSargam Vohra
06:33 14 May 22
very helpful and clear; honest. Very experienced and friendly. Would highly recommend!
Fikret YorulmazFikret Yorulmaz
16:05 13 May 22
Recently I have received my sponsor license with the guidance of AY&J solicitors.From start to finish I have received very professional service with their previous knowledge it was very smooth process. I’m very happy to decide to do job with them.I m highly recommend this firm who wants to apply for sponsor license.
aarushi manochaaarushi manocha
21:39 24 Apr 22
Amy had been the one to help us through the process, we sailed through very smoothly. My company and I are more than pleased to have worked alongside A Y & J solicitors.
SatyaMahesh BondapalliSatyaMahesh Bondapalli
12:04 22 Apr 22
We had a wonderful experience working with AY&J Solicitors.Silvia Burtea has been a master professional all through the process. She has not only been very responsive, Informative but very patient as well with our unexpected changes internally. The complete process was ideally what you look out of the best service possible. I never had to worry about anything else as long as we just followed their guidelines. As perfect as you can expect from an experienced team. Thank you Silvia & Team for making this a hassle free process. Would definitely recommend them for any Immigration service.
Syeda ZahraSyeda Zahra
09:12 07 Apr 22
Thank you for dealing with such a professional way. It was a great experience with AY&J solicitor. I would definitely recommend this to my friends and family.
Awad HamzaAwad Hamza
08:58 15 Mar 22
Very professional, extremely helpful and responsive. Highly recommended for availing any service from them as they will deliver as they commit. I highly recommend Diana for her support during the entire process. Special thanks to Nina as well.
lim lianlim lian
09:52 23 Feb 22
Extremely fast and efficient process, from start to finish it literally only took 6 working days including the time it took for introductions and walking through the application timeline! Amy was also extremely friendly and responds extremely quickly and concisely to any queries you may have! I would highly recommend them!
Ajmal HussainAjmal Hussain
19:51 14 Feb 22
It's been great experience with Diana from start to the end of my skilled worker visa extension. She has enormous experience in handling unexpected queries. Thanks again to Diana. I'll recommend her for all type of visa processing to my friends and families.
jatin barotjatin barot
09:51 08 Jan 22
Its was really a pleasant experience with AY&J Associates. They really prove their expertise in immigration.Specially thankful to Dianna, She try and attend all silly quarries.Overall highly recommended People.You people are fulfilling dreams come true for all the people around the world who wants to start their career in UK.
Nikitas N.Nikitas N.
14:10 09 Dec 21
Excellent professionalism. Case - specific approach. Very clear, detailed, accurate description of the process and the expected outcomes since the first meeting and during the process. Kept up to date through the whole process. Always approachable and responding to questions promptly. Specifically I would like to thank Silvia B. an excellent Immigration Associate who helped with my case.
Alwyn LaubscherAlwyn Laubscher
13:47 18 Feb 21
Thank you for the great service. Everything was done in a professional manner and in good time. I can truly recommend your services to anyone else who might need it.
Jignesh PatelJignesh Patel
05:59 06 Nov 20
We have received our family ILR approval in a week time. Thank you so much Diana for your professional guidance and excellent , timely Services. I highly recommend your services to all who is looking g for professional and highly efficient immigration services in the UK
US KKUS KK
13:20 27 Sep 22
I would highly recommend to anyone having immigration challenges to consult with Diana and her team. Only after they do a thorough study and vetted by their immigration experts, they proceed in taking up the case. And when they take it, they will make sure the case has a positive outcome.My immigration situation was challenging at many levels. The team were so supportive both professionally and emotionally. I felt them as my close friends and gave me the courage and confidence to get through to the other side.Diana: I cannot thank Diana enough for all her support and her efforts to regain my visa. She worked tirelessly on my behalf even during late evening hours which gave me the strength to fight as I knew someone is always behind my back to support me. I have no hesitation in recommending Diana.Very professional, perfect, kind, expert advice and prompt support.
leonora chitongoleonora chitongo
08:20 27 Sep 22
Thank you AYJ Solicitors for making my dream to work in England a reality. You made my skilled worker visa application Journey smooth. I love how you guys are patient. I would ask some dumb questions at times but they would always lend an ear and explained till i understood. ENGLAND HERE I COME!
HUNAR MAHMOODHUNAR MAHMOOD
08:21 21 Sep 22
The greatest of the best. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. They are sincere, kind, and incredibly knowledgeable.And best part is they will get to know you and check up on you, with emails, phone calls even WhatsApp during their rest hours. We were at ease due to their support during the whole process which led to the positive outcome.I would definitely recommend her for any immigration services specially for Self-Sponsorship route. They are fantastic!!!!!
Kastona K.MANOKARATHASKastona K.MANOKARATHAS
17:34 26 Aug 22
Iam glad to share my experience.They fulfill my requirements in friendly manner and guide me a lot to choose a good one. Their assist is very clear and satisfy. Many thanks for giving me this work opportunity.
Lena EldiastyLena Eldiasty
11:11 18 Aug 22
I had a lovely and professional experience with Sunny! He helped me get my student visa from start to finish (while I was outside the UK) and made the process so simple. 10/10 would recommend to anyone
Tania JainTania Jain
07:05 16 Aug 22
Just heard that our application has been granted license. A special thanks to Amy who has been an instrumental motivator in the entire process. She is an extremely knowledgeable and experienced, and has been supportive in the entire process. Much recommended!
fatjon resulajfatjon resulaj
15:24 04 Aug 22
Amaizing work!!Thank you very much for the excellent work and the speed at any time to answer any question. Wonderful colleague for achieving the result we were looking for, everything was completed
ravella srilekharavella srilekha
17:23 03 Aug 22
I had an excellent experience and I'm writing to convey how grateful I am for your excellent services, which were delivered in a welcoming and approachable manner while being really professional and competent. I will always be grateful to you for your thoroughness, fairness, and transparency in pursuing my case.Thank you soo much.
Hayden NjauHayden Njau
10:00 22 Jul 22
I have had an excellent experience working with you.Your team is thorough, listens and takes note of everything to ensure that you client is satisfied. They are prompt with replies and are always available whenever you need them. I would like to thank Miss Amy Felix George and Elaha Basir for their help with my application.
Talal YousefTalal Yousef
16:48 19 Jul 22
Great experience working with the AY&J team. Silvia is a brilliant professional who listened carefully and guided the process through her excellent legal advice. We were able to get our visa extension without any issue or delay. Thank you Silvia
Vijay KumarVijay Kumar
06:57 15 Jul 22
I consulted A Y & J Solicitors Chancery, Lane for help in regards to my ILR, this is my second case with them and the experience has been better than the previous one.Silvia was extremely attentive, diligent and excellent with communicating the matter details. I am extremely grateful for her help with this matter and very pleased with the excellent service I received.I would not hesitate to use this company again and would highly recommend there service.
Damodar KDamodar K
12:52 14 Jul 22
I would like to thanks AY & J from the bottom of my heart. Especially, Latrece and Diana. I would like to personally appreciate, the way they responded to my case considering my situation and all other paper work done in time with right from word GO to make an appointment to successful case. I would recommend them for any immigration works without a second thought. They are the best in many ways. Let's keep in touch for more business and growth together. Cheese and happy holidays to the entire team at AT&J. Thanks again, God bless.
Manmohan SinghManmohan Singh
09:51 14 Jul 22
Amazing team. It has been a wonderful experience working with you. Highly professional and helpful at the same time. Thank you.
Mickey WongMickey Wong
08:15 20 Jun 22
Diana and Nina were very helpful throughout the process. They have answered all of my questions very quickly and have done a very professional job on the application. Recommended!
Muhammad JamalMuhammad Jamal
16:45 19 May 22
Loved how A Y & J solicitors have helped in getting my visa. Highly recommend amazing experienced people. The best thing is all of them are really supportive
Sargam VohraSargam Vohra
06:33 14 May 22
very helpful and clear; honest. Very experienced and friendly. Would highly recommend!
Fikret YorulmazFikret Yorulmaz
16:05 13 May 22
Recently I have received my sponsor license with the guidance of AY&J solicitors.From start to finish I have received very professional service with their previous knowledge it was very smooth process. I’m very happy to decide to do job with them.I m highly recommend this firm who wants to apply for sponsor license.
aarushi manochaaarushi manocha
21:39 24 Apr 22
Amy had been the one to help us through the process, we sailed through very smoothly. My company and I are more than pleased to have worked alongside A Y & J solicitors.
SatyaMahesh BondapalliSatyaMahesh Bondapalli
12:04 22 Apr 22
We had a wonderful experience working with AY&J Solicitors.Silvia Burtea has been a master professional all through the process. She has not only been very responsive, Informative but very patient as well with our unexpected changes internally. The complete process was ideally what you look out of the best service possible. I never had to worry about anything else as long as we just followed their guidelines. As perfect as you can expect from an experienced team. Thank you Silvia & Team for making this a hassle free process. Would definitely recommend them for any Immigration service.
Syeda ZahraSyeda Zahra
09:12 07 Apr 22
Thank you for dealing with such a professional way. It was a great experience with AY&J solicitor. I would definitely recommend this to my friends and family.
Awad HamzaAwad Hamza
08:58 15 Mar 22
Very professional, extremely helpful and responsive. Highly recommended for availing any service from them as they will deliver as they commit. I highly recommend Diana for her support during the entire process. Special thanks to Nina as well.
lim lianlim lian
09:52 23 Feb 22
Extremely fast and efficient process, from start to finish it literally only took 6 working days including the time it took for introductions and walking through the application timeline! Amy was also extremely friendly and responds extremely quickly and concisely to any queries you may have! I would highly recommend them!
Ajmal HussainAjmal Hussain
19:51 14 Feb 22
It's been great experience with Diana from start to the end of my skilled worker visa extension. She has enormous experience in handling unexpected queries. Thanks again to Diana. I'll recommend her for all type of visa processing to my friends and families.
jatin barotjatin barot
09:51 08 Jan 22
Its was really a pleasant experience with AY&J Associates. They really prove their expertise in immigration.Specially thankful to Dianna, She try and attend all silly quarries.Overall highly recommended People.You people are fulfilling dreams come true for all the people around the world who wants to start their career in UK.
Nikitas N.Nikitas N.
14:10 09 Dec 21
Excellent professionalism. Case - specific approach. Very clear, detailed, accurate description of the process and the expected outcomes since the first meeting and during the process. Kept up to date through the whole process. Always approachable and responding to questions promptly. Specifically I would like to thank Silvia B. an excellent Immigration Associate who helped with my case.
Alwyn LaubscherAlwyn Laubscher
13:47 18 Feb 21
Thank you for the great service. Everything was done in a professional manner and in good time. I can truly recommend your services to anyone else who might need it.
Jignesh PatelJignesh Patel
05:59 06 Nov 20
We have received our family ILR approval in a week time. Thank you so much Diana for your professional guidance and excellent , timely Services. I highly recommend your services to all who is looking g for professional and highly efficient immigration services in the UK
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Yash DubalDirector

Yash Dubal is a Director of the firm and Senior Immigration Associate. Yash cares for both our high-net-worth and business clients. His motto is to find out what success means to you and create a strategy to achieve your ambitions.

Diana Elena TodiricaHead of Operations / Senior Immigration Associate

Diana has one simple motto for client care – “Find out what they want to achieve and make it happen”.  Diana never gives up and will tenaciously fight for her clients until they get the result they desire.

Amin AkhtarBusiness Relationship Manager

Amin’s ultimate goal is being able to master the craft of understanding clients’ needs and exceeding client expectations.

He maintains excellent client relationships through transparency, hard work and bespoke service.