Dual citizenship (also known as dual nationality) is allowed in the UK. This means you can be a British citizen and also a citizen of other countries, including Cyprus. As many UK Cypriots have interest in obtaining Cypriot citizenship by descent you may find all relevant information here.
Can Cypriots work in the UK?
Can I still live and work in the UK after Brexit? If you are a Cypriot national living in the UK, Brexit may have an impact on your right of residence. If the UK leaves the EU with a deal (Withdrawal Agreement) there will be a transition period from the exit day until 31 December 2020.
Can foreigners get British citizenship?
Foreigners can apply for UK indefinite leave to remain after five years of legal residence in the UK in most cases, although in some instances it will be sooner. You can apply for UK citizenship after five years of residence (sooner in some cases) if you’re a permanent resident for 12 months.
Can I have a British and Cypriot passport?
Cypriots who are permanent residents of the UK are eligible to obtain Cypriot citizenship due to descent from Cyprus. Dual citizenship/nationality is allowed both in Cyprus and in the UK.
Who is eligible for British citizenship?
Requirements for British naturalisation
Be aged 18 or over. Be of sound mind, that is of full mental capacity. Lived in the UK for at least five years (or three, if married to a British citizen or settled person) Held Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) for at least 12 months before the naturalisation application.
What happens if I want to live in France after Brexit?
If you are moving to France after Brexit and want to be joined by family members, you will be treated as a third country national. This means that only your spouse and dependent children (aged up to 18) can join you. Relatives will have to obtain their own family visas and residence permits.
How long can a UK resident stay out of the country?
You can live outside the UK for 5 years without losing your settled status. With indefinite leave to remain, you can only live outside the UK for 2 years. Find out what you need to apply for settled status. Find out more about applying to the Windrush Scheme on GOV.UK.
Does having a British passport make you a British citizen?
Contrary to popular belief, you are not automatically a British citizenship just because you’re born in the UK. Having a British passport doesn’t mean you’re a citizen either.
How hard is it to get British citizenship?
There is a requirement that you have to have been lawfully resident in the UK for either three or five years, depending on your route to British Citizenship. In addition to the residence requirement you also need to be of ‘good character’ and that is why it’s got harder for EU nationals to become British.
How much is it for British citizenship?
The British citizenship application fee in 2019 is £1,330. This is the cost for the Home Office to process the British citizenship application, also known as naturalisation.
Can I retire to Spain after Brexit?
Yes, you can still retire to Spain after Brexit but the conditions are more stringent and complicated. They involve showing proof of income and savings to show that you can support yourself in Spain. Healthcare is also an issue and receiving your pension if you are not already a resident of Spain.
Can I still retire to Cyprus after Brexit?
Now that the UK has left the European Union, British citizens no longer have the right to settle in EU countries like Cyprus without a visa or residency documents. If you haven’t lived in Cyprus before and didn’t have residency documents before 31st December, certain restrictions will apply if you want to retire there.
Can I live in Spain after Brexit?
Can I still move to Spain after Brexit? It is still possible to move to Spain after Brexit, but changes have been made to the process. … Anyone who wishes to stay longer must legally register as a resident, and any non-resident hoping to work in Spain, may need a visa or work permit.