British citizenship

You can live and work in the UK free of any immigration controls if you’re a British citizen. You can also get a UK passport.

You might be a British citizen depending on:

  • where and when you were born
  • your parents’ circumstances when you were born

You can check if you’re a British citizen if you’re not sure.

You do not necessarily get British citizenship if you were born in the UK.

Get British citizenship

If you’re not a British citizen, you might still be able to apply to: