You have received British Citi


You have received British Citizenship after naturalisation – what now?

Many of our clients who recently received British citizenship, often wonder whether there are any other hoops they need to jump through.

You have received British Citi


Fortunately, the work is now done. We have however jotted down some things people fortunate enough to have reached the end of the immigration route can keep in mind.

Returning your Biometric Residence Permit

Once a person receives his/her certificate of British citizenship, they need to send their biometric residence permit back to the UK Home Office.

The permit must be sent within five working days of attending the British citizenship ceremony or getting the certificate of British citizenship.

The Home Office advises that the BRP card must be cut into four pieces and sent back in a windowless envelope. You also have to include a note stating that you are returning the permit, as you have received citizenship. The note must include your name, date of birth and the document number as on the front of the BRP card.

Failure to return the card might get you a fine of up to £1,000. The address to return the BRP card is;

Naturalisation BRP Returns
PO Box 195
BS20 1BT

Travel Restrictions

Now that you have received your British citizenship, there are no longer any travel restrictions imposed on you.

Even if you are out of the United Kingdom for years, you will not be able to lose your citizenship, due to not being present in the UK.

Note however that you will have to travel with your British passport or right of abode certificate. One cannot enter the UK using your certificate of British citizenship.

Passing on your British citizenship to children

The good news is that you will now be able to automatically pass on your British citizenship to your children.

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