Good character: nationality policy guidance

Guidance on assessing the good character requirement in nationality applications.


Good character requirement

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This guidance tells Home Office staff how to assess the good character requirement in relevant nationality applications.

It applies to:

  • all decisions made on or after 14 January 2019 which are as a result of a person’s association with war crimes or extremism
  • all new applications for citizenship made on or after 14 January 2019
Published 27 July 2017
Last updated 16 January 2019 + show all updates
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