Overview

There are different ways of becoming a British citizen. Some people can ‘register’ as one.

Registering as a British citizen is usually simpler than becoming naturalised, but you must be eligible.

There will be no change to the rights and status of EU nationals living in the UK, nor UK nationals living in the EU, while the UK remains in the EU.

You may be eligible if:

As well as belonging to one of these groups there are other eligibility rules for each category.

The rules are different if you’ve previously renounced your British citizenship.