on May 16, 2022
Our client had been living in the UK for a number of years, exercising Treaty rights in the UK. She had not intended to apply for citizenship; however, with Brexit, she no longer felt secure as an EU citizen living in the UK.
She had been living in the UK for around 10 years and had been working throughout that period without any prolonged absences.
She had applied under the EU Settlement Scheme and had been granted settled status in the UK around 15 months ago.
At the outset, we discussed with our client the documentation that would be needed for a successful application. Our client required clear guidance on the documents, so we provided her with a documents list. We asked her to provide us with her travel history and proofs of residence during the qualifying period, in addition to details for her referees.
Our client’s documentation was reviewed and we noted that one of the referees was unfortunately not eligible to act as a referee. We advised and provided her with details of who can qualify as a referee. We completed the application process on her behalf and awaited a decision.
Approximately 12 weeks after the submission of the application, our client was granted British citizenship.