Visas and immigration operational guidance – collection

Nationality instructions: volume 1

Guidance used by UK Visas and Immigration when deciding applications for citizenship.

Contents

  1. Documents

This collection of documents contains the instructions that UK Visas and Immigration follows when making decisions on applications for British nationality.

Documents

  1. Chapter 1: levels of decision taking (nationality instructions)

    • Guidance
  2. Chapter 2: born before 1 January 1983 (nationality instructions)

    • Guidance
  3. Chapter 3: acquisition by birth, adoption or parental order (nationality instructions)

    • Guidance
  4. Chapter 4: acquisition by birth outside the UK (nationality instructions)

    • Guidance
  5. Chapter 5: stateless people (nationality instructions)

    • Guidance
  6. Chapter 6: information about applications for British citizenship (nationality instructions)

    • Guidance
  7. Chapter 7: registering people born before 1983 to women who were citizens of the UK (nationality instructions)

    • Guidance
  8. Chapter 7A: registration of persons born before 1 July 2006 whose parents were not married (nationality instructions)

    • Guidance
  9. Chapter 8: registering a person born in the UK on or after 1 January 1983 (nationality instructions)

    • Guidance
  10. Chapter 9: registering minors at discretion (nationality instructions)

    • Guidance
  11. Chapter 10: registering minors born outside the UK to British citizens by descent (nationality instructions)

    • Guidance
  12. Chapter 11: registering minors born outside the UK to British citizens by descent on grounds of residence (nationality instructions)

    • Guidance
  13. Chapter 12: registering British nationals (nationality instructions)

    • Guidance
  14. Chapter 13: registering British overseas citizens (nationality instructions)

    • Guidance
  15. Chapter 14: registration and naturalisation under legislation other than the British Nationality Act 1981

    • Guidance
  16. Chapter 15: registering stateless persons by entitlement (nationality instructions)

    • Guidance
  17. Chapter 16: registration following renunciation of citizenship of the UK (nationality instructions)

    • Guidance
  18. Chapter 17: registration following renunciation of British citizenship (nationality instructions)

    • Guidance
  19. Chapter 18: naturalisation at discretion (nationality instructions)

    • Guidance
  20. Chapter 19: renunciation (nationality instructions)

    • Guidance
  21. Chapter 20: British citizenship "by descent" and "otherwise than by descent" (nationality instructions)

    • Guidance
  22. Chapter 21: general Information about British overseas citizenship (nationality instructions)

    • Guidance
  23. Chapter 22: automatic acquisition on 1 January 1983 (nationality instructions)

    • Guidance
  24. Chapter 23: acquisition by birth or adoption on or after 1 January 1983 (nationality instructions)

    • Guidance
  25. Chapter 24: acquisition by birth outside the British overseas territories on or after 1 January 1983 (nationality instructions)

    • Guidance
  26. Chapter 25: automatic acquisition by people otherwise born stateless (nationality instructions)

    • Guidance
  27. Chapter 26: registering minors born in a British overseas territory on grounds of a parent's status (nationality instructions)

    • Guidance
  28. Chapter 27: registering by entitlement persons born in a British overseas territory on grounds of residence (nationality instructions)

    • Guidance
  29. Chapter 28: registering minors in overseas British territories at discretion (nationality instructions)

    • Guidance
  30. Chapter 29: registration by entitlement of minors born outside the British overseas territories (nationality instructions)

    • Guidance
  31. Chapter 30: registration by entitlement of minors born outside the British overseas territories (nationality instructions)

    • Guidance
  32. Chapter 31: registration by entitlement of stateless persons (nationality instructions)

    • Guidance
  33. Chapter 32: registration following renunciation of citizenship of the UK and colonies (nationality instructions)

    • Guidance
  34. Chapter 33: registration following renunciation (nationality instructions)

    • Guidance
  35. Chapter 34: naturalisation at discretion (nationality instructions)

    • Guidance
  36. Chapter 35: renunciation (nationality instructions)

    • Guidance
  37. Chapter 36: British overseas territories citizenship (nationality instructions)

    • Guidance
  38. Chapter 37: automatic acquisition on 1 January 1983 (nationality instructions)

    • Guidance
  39. Chapter 38: automatic acquisition by people otherwise born stateless (nationality instructions)

    • Guidance
  40. Chapter 39: registration of any minor (nationality instructions)

    • Guidance
  41. Chapter 40: registration of stateless persons (nationality instructions)

    • Guidance
  42. Chapter 41: registration of declaration of renunciation (nationality instructions)

    • Guidance
  43. Chapter 42: British subjects general information (nationality instructions)

    • Guidance
  44. Chapter 43: automatic acquisition on 1 January 1983 (nationality instructions)

    • Guidance
  45. Chapter 44: automatic acquisition by people otherwise born stateless (nationality instructions)

    • Guidance
  46. Chapter 45: registration of any minor (nationality instructions)

    • Guidance
  47. Chapter 46: claims to remain a British subject by certain Irish nationals (nationality instructions)

    • Guidance
  48. Chapter 47: acquisition by application, registration of stateless persons (nationality instructions)

    • Guidance
  49. Chapter 48: registration of declaration of renunciation (nationality instructions)

    • Guidance
  50. Chapter 49: renunciation, automatic loss (nationality instructions)

    • Guidance
  51. Chapter 50: British nationals (overseas), Hong Kong act 1985 and Hong Kong (British nationality) order 1986 (nationality instructions)

    • Guidance
  52. Chapter 51: British nationality (overseas), Hong Kong Act 1985 and Hong Kong (British nationality) order 1986, acquisition (nationality instructions)

    • Guidance
  53. Chapter 52: British national (overseas), Hong Kong Act 1985 and Hong Kong (British nationality) order 1986 (nationality instructions)

    • Guidance
  54. Chapter 53: loss of British national (overseas) status (nationality instructions)

    • Guidance
  55. Chapter 54: British protected persons, general information (nationality instructions)

    • Guidance
  56. Chapter 55: deprivation (section 40) and nullity (nationality instructions)

    • Guidance
  57. Chapter 57: Right of abode (nationality instructions)

    • Guidance