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As an EEA national your wife has the right to work and live in the UK in any event, she does not require a status as the spouse of a UK national in order to work here obviously so her stay is based purely on EEA rights. This means that she will not be able to avail herself of the 3 year requirement afford to spouses of UK national (even if she were non-eea and on a spouses visa she would still have to wait a further 3 years once you are married before applying).
In order to naturalise as a UK citizen she needs to apply for Permanent Residence and then naturalisation thereafter. Once you have both completed 5 years in the UKexercising EEA treaty rights without being outside the UK for more than 90 days in any 12 month period then you can apply for permanent residence to confirm your right to permanently remain in the UK. 12 months after receiving PR you will both be able to apply for UK citizenship.
She will have to apply for Permanent Residence using the UKBA's form EEA3, the form and supporting information is available on this link:-
12 months after receiving PR she will be able to apply for UK citizenship provided you meet the eligibility requirements on the following page:-
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No, not at all I'm afraid - her present leave to remain stems from her status as a national of an EEA member state. It is therefore quickest for her to naturalise on this basis,
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