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hello i am Mrs Ohen and i would like to if i am untitled to

claim a British citizen because...
hello i am Mrs Ohen and i would like to if i am untitled to claim a British citizen because back in 2008 i had a conviction and i payed the penalty and they took 6 points to my permit.
when i went to be checked in 2010 they told me that i wasn't aloud to claim, but since last September i had my 6 points back so i want to know if i am clear now so that i can claim a British citizen could please tell me if you are able to check and tell me please?
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Thomas
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Hi,

Do you have Indefinite leave to remain?

What was the conviction?

Did it go to Court?

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Customer reply replied 4 years ago

i have indefinite leave to remain since 2007 and the conviction was driving with out insurance in 2008

Ok.

Did the matter go to Court?

Tom
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Customer reply replied 4 years ago

yes but i wasn't present at the court just receive the penalty fees to pay witch i have already payed since and also i have got my 6 points back since last september

Hi

Thanks for your patience.

If the matter was heard at Court then I’m afraid that the conviction will be regarded as a conviction for assessing your good character in term so of your eligibility to naturalise.

Please refer to the following link for confirmation of this:-
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/britishcitizenship/eligibility/goodcharacter/

This means that you would have to wait until the conviction is considered “spent” under the rehabilitation of offenders act 1974. This means that it will be spent 5 years after the date of the conviction.

Once the conviction is older than 5 years you will be regarded as having “good character” for the purpose of applying for naturalisation and if you otherwise meet the eligibility criteria then you will be successful.

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