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Nationality And Citizenship

Volume 978: debated on Thursday 14 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the present waiting period for an application for British nationality to be approved.

Applications for British nationality are of different types, some needing more inquiries and consideration than others, and consequently waiting periods vary considerably. The most straightforward types of application for registration currently take three to four months, while applications for naturalisation currently take about 25 months.