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Can you confirm that you have held a valid visa during your time here (continuously)?
Sorry, I intended to write the above post as an "info request" but clicked the answer button by mistake.
If you have been resident in the UK for 5 years and
Then you meet the residential criteria to apply for naturalisation.
You must also meet the following criteria:-
There is a list of standard documents that you will need to submit with your application here:-
A solicitor would charge in the region of(NNN) NNN-NNNNvat for preparing the application on your behalf. You could attempt preparing the application yourself, but if it becomes apparent that you may have gaps or defects in your application then i would certainly instruct a solicitor to act on your behalf to deal with these in the best possible fashion in the hope of getting a positive decision from the UKBA so that you do not have to appeal.