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Country Profiles



United Kingdom

Country Reports PDF

Report on Citizenship Law[pdf] by Sawyer, Caroline - Wray, Helena

Published: November 2009 - Latest Update: December 2014

Report on Naturalisation Procedures[pdf] by Wray, Helena

Published: April 2013

Report on Electoral Rights[pdf] by Khadar, Lamin

Published: June 2013

Handbook on Access to Citizenship and its Impact on Immigrant Integration[pdf]

Country expert(s)

Khadar, Lamin

Sawyer, Caroline

Wray, Helena

Current citizenship law

British Nationality Act 1981 (consolidated version)[external link] LANGUAGE: uk

Chronological table

Chronology of legislation

Terminology

Translations and a brief discussion of the use of the terms "citizenship" and "nationality" in legal documents and political debates

International Law

Treaties and conventions signed, ratified and reservations

Domestic case law United Kingdom domestic case law
International and European case law United Kingdom International and European case law
Citizenship statistics

United Kingdom Statistics

Citizenship News

British Sephardic Jews apply for Portuguese passports after Brexit

Post-Brexit citizenship for British EU officials? Residency issues

High court rules the refusal to grant British citizenship to a family of a potential extremist unlawful

Citizenship Links

Selections of links about citizenship

All links about citizenship