When your British citizenship application has been refused, it's highly advisable to seek legal advice from an expert immigration solicitor as soon as possible.

At Wembley Solicitors, our experienced team of immigration solicitors understands the intricacies of the British citizenship application process, and we can assess your case, help you understand the reasons for refusal, explore available options and provide tailored advice based on your circumstances.

If your British citizenship application is refused, contact our immigration solicitors at 0203 417 3700 to discuss your refusal letter and explore the options.

Table of Contents

  1. What to do if a British citizenship application is refused?
  2. 5 most common reasons for refusal of British citizenship
  3. What are your options if your British citizenship application is refused?
  4. How to request for reconsideration of your citizenship application?
  5. What is the deadline to request reconsideration when British citizenship is refused?
  6. How much is the fee for Reconsideration of an application for British citizenship?
  7. Seeking legal advice from an expert citizenship solicitor
  8. Contact Wembley Solicitors
  9. Faqs: British Citizenship Application Refused

What to do if a British citizenship application is refused?

You do not have a direct right to appeal a British citizenship refusal, but you can request reconsideration if you believe the decision was incorrect.

If your British citizenship application is refused, you will receive a letter explaining the reasons. You should seek legal advice to understand your options.

Contact us today at 0203 417 3700 or fill in the online enquiry form to schedule a consultation. Let us help you navigate the complexities and increase your chances of a successful outcome.

5 most common reasons for refusal of British citizenship

The five most common reasons for British Citizenship refusal include:

  1. Failure to meet residency requirements
  2. Failure to meet the knowledge of the English language and life in the UK requirements
  3. Criminal convictions or other character concerns
  4. Lack of supporting documentation
  5. False information or fraud

Failure to meet residency requirements

Failure to meet residency requirements: British Citizenship applications commonly require individuals to demonstrate a certain period of lawful residency in the UK. If these requirements are not met, refusal can occur.

Failure to meet the knowledge of the English language and life in the UK requirements

British Citizenship applicants are typically required to pass an English language and Life in the UK test. The inability to meet these language proficiency standards may lead to refusal.

Criminal convictions or other character concerns

Individuals with certain criminal convictions or character issues may be deemed ineligible for British Citizenship.

Lack of supporting documentation

Failure to provide the necessary documents or evidence as outlined in the application requirements may result in refusal.

False information or fraud

Providing false or misleading information in the application can result in refusal and possibly a ban from reapplying for a period.

What are your options if your British citizenship application is refused?

If your British citizenship application is refused, you still have two options. You can request reconsideration of your application or reapply for citizenship.

  1. Request to reconsider your application
  2. Reapply for British citizenship

Request to reconsider your application

There is no right to appeal a refusal of a citizenship decision, however, you can ask to reconsider the application for British citizenship after the refusal.

Reapply for British Citizenship

If your initial application for British citizenship was refused, you may have the opportunity to reapply after a certain period. It's important to carefully review the reasons for refusal and address any shortcomings in your new application.

How to request for reconsideration of your citizenship application?

If you disagree with the reason for refusal, you must submit the form NR along with the correct fee to request reconsideration of your citizenship application.

This form NR allows you to present additional information and arguments in support of your British citizenship application. It's important to present a compelling case to enhance your chances of success.

When submitting a form NR, it's important to provide clear and concise reasons why your application should be reconsidered. Be sure to address any concerns raised in the refusal letter and provide any new evidence that supports your eligibility for British Citizenship.

What is the deadline to request reconsideration when British citizenship is refused?

There is no time limit set to request reconsideration when British citizenship is refused, however, it's advisable to seek legal advice and act promptly.

How much is the fee for Reconsideration of an application for British citizenship?

The fee payable for reconsideration of an application for British citizenship by naturalisation or registration is £450.

Please note that this fee is subject to change, and you should always check the most up-to-date information on the UK government's official website.

Having your British citizenship application refused can be disheartening. Our team at Wembley Solicitors is here to support you and guide you through this challenging time. We have a deep understanding of UK immigration and nationality law and can help you navigate the reconsideration and review process to achieve your goal of British Citizenship.

The benefits of consulting with Wembley Solicitors include:

  • Expertise: Our solicitors specialise in British citizenship matters and have in-depth knowledge of the relevant laws and regulations.
  • Experience: We have successfully assisted numerous clients in reconsideration cases, and our track record reflects our commitment to achieving positive outcomes.
  • Strategic Approach: We will analyse the reasons for the refusal of your British citizenship application and develop a comprehensive strategy to strengthen your case.
  • Personalised Guidance: We understand that every case is unique, and we will provide you with personalised guidance and support throughout the process.

Contact Wembley Solicitors

Dealing with a refused British citizenship application can be complex and it is crucial to have professional guidance and representation to maximise your chances of a successful outcome.

Contact Wembley Solicitors at 0203 417 3700 to discuss your British citizenship application refusal and explore all the available options for you.

There are several ways to contact Wembley Solicitors:

Our team of immigration solicitors is based in Wembley, London about a 4-minute walk from the Wembley Central underground station which gives easy access to clients.

Faqs: British Citizenship Application Refused

Yes, you can reapply for British citizenship if your application has been refused. However, it is important to address the reasons for the initial refusal before submitting a new British citizenship application.

You may have the option to request reconsideration of your British citizenship application. To do this, you will need to submit a form NR (Notice of Reconsideration) to the Home Office. It's essential to provide new evidence or address any errors or misunderstandings in your initial application.

Seeking professional legal advice, particularly from immigration solicitors who specialise in British citizenship matters, can greatly enhance your chances of a successful outcome.

At Wembley Solicitors, our team of specialist UK immigration and citizenship solicitors can review your case, provide expert guidance, and help you navigate the complex process of reconsideration or reapply.

CALL