Is he to live in the UK at any point in the near future?Tom
What nationality were his mother and father?
Does he have any British lineage?
Why does he wish to receive UK citizenship?Tom
1. M. Iraqi, F. Bahraini
3. So that in future, if he retires, we can live in the UK. He is the only member of our family who is not British.
He would not be eligible for naturalisation as a UK citizen at the present time because he does not meet the criteria.
However, under Immigration Rule 281(b)(i) & Rule 282 (b) he can obtained indefinite leave to remain if you have been married for a period of 4 years. This means that he can apply for indefinite leave to remain when you are to relocate and retire to the UK immediately. He does not need to apply for a spouses visa and remain in the UK in order to get ILR. He can get this immediately under the above rules.
Three months before you are to travel you should instruct an immigration solicitor in the UK to prepare his application under the above rules for ILR. This will take the form of a stamp in his passport and means he shall be entitled to remain in the UK for as long as he likes. Prior to the application he may have to pass a very basic English language course and you should check closer to the time.
If he still wishes to become naturlalised as a UK citizen after having ILR then he will have to meet the following criteria:-
He will also have to meet the following residential criteria at the date of his application for naturliasation:-
You can see then that he will require 3 years residence in the UK after he has come here to settle.
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