How long does it take to get British citizenship after marriage?

How long does it take to get British citizenship after marriage?

You will usually get a decision on your application for British citizenship by marriage within 6 months, although some applications can take longer. In the event that your application is successful you will have 90 days in which to attend a Home Office citizenship ceremony.

How long does it take to become a British citizen?

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To apply for citizenship with permanent residence status you must usually have lived in the UK for 12 months after getting permanent residence status. You also need a permanent residence document that proves you've lived in the UK for 5 years – this can be any 5 year period.

Can you stay in the UK if you are married to a British citizen?

With a spouse or partner visa you can work in the UK without restrictions. You can apply for this visa if you are married to a British citizen or a person who has a right to live and work or settlement status in the UK (i.e. a person who holds a valid visa, Indefinite Leave to Remain [ILR] or right of abode).