Information leaflets for British nationality
This page allows you to download UK Border Agency's range of information leaflets on British nationality.
The leaflets on this page should be read in addition to the information on this website and in the guidance notes that accompany the application form you are completing.
Depending on the type of application you are making, several of the leaflets on this page may be of interest to you.
Last Updated: 09 June 2011
- BN1 - British citizenship (220KB opens in a new window)
- BN2 - British overseas citizenship (186KB opens in a new window)
- BN3 - British subject status (189KB opens in a new window)
- BN4 - British citizenship - Children born outside the United Kingdom since 1 January 1983 (57KB opens in a new window)
- BN5 - Provisions for reducing statelessness (199KB opens in a new window)
- BN6 - Children who are born outside the United Kingdom to parents in crown, designated or EC institution service (220KB opens in a new window)
- BN7 - Naturalisation as a British citizen (186KB opens in a new window)
- BN9 - Children born or adopted on or after 1 January 1983 in the United Kingdom or in a British overseas territory (189KB opens in a new window)
- BN12 - Registration of someone who is a British overseas territories citizen, a British Overseas citizen, a British subject, a British protected person or a British National (Overseas) (193KB opens in a new window)
- BN13 - Registration as a British citizen by certain people born before 1983 to British mothers (189KB opens in a new window)
- BN18 - Dual nationality (185KB opens in a new window)
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Terrorism: PM attempts to crack down on charities funding terrorist organisations
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Detention: US detainee finally released from North Korea
Jeffrey Fowle, a US citizen who has been detained in North Korea since June has finally been released, reports the BBC. Visiting North Korea in April this year, 56-year-old Fowle was detained upon trying to exit the country in June....
Criminal law: Pistorius sentence is revealed
The South African court has finally reached a decision on the sentencing of Oscar Pistorius after being found guilty of killing his former girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, the BBC reports. While Pistorius was charged with culpable homicide but cleared of murder...
Law and government: Green Party politician Jenny Jones arrested
Green Party deputy chair of the London assembly's police and crime committee has been arrested along with 15 other people during a demonstration near parliament, reports the Guardian. Jones, 64, was arrested after visiting the protest site of Occupy London....
Criminal law: Those who use knifes or guns during robbers will receive longer sentences
New guidelines have been released stating those criminal who use knifes or guns during a robbery should receive longer sentences, reports the Guardian. The proposals come after a period where fatal stabbing and knife crime have risen in prominence in...
Benefits law: Prime Minister proposes cap on benefit payouts
Housing and living benefits are to be capped as part of the Conservative party's plans for greater employment, reports the Daily Mail. Prime Minister, David Cameron, has proposed that a cap be placed on housing and living benefits to a...
Media law: Ofcom deems swearing on live radio before six o'clock breaches guidelines
A recent live broadcasting of Radio 1's Big Weekend witnessed two celebrities swearing during their performances, reports the BBC. Watchdog Ofcom have been investigating a live broadcast from Radio 1's May event, the Big Weekend. The investigation comes as a...
KJS Solicitors Guest Blog: Divorce times being affected by those who choose to represent themselves in court
There has been a significant increase in the time it takes for couples to get divorced and the courts in England and Wales are putting this increase down to the fact that many individuals are now going down the route...
EU law: Cameron's bid to limit European immigration is dismissed as 'illegal' by European Commission President
Arguments arise over European migration to Britain, reports the Mail on Sunday. In a bid to limit the number of Europeans who migrate to Britain every year, the Prime Minister has proposed capping the number at 100,000. However, his plan...
Trolling: Proposal to quadruple current maximum sentence for internet trolls
Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling, has proposed that the current six month maximum sentence for internet trolls be raised to two years, reports the BBC. Following the recent publicity surrounding the Madeley family's threats from twitter trolls, the Justice Secretary has...
Benefits law: Housing benefit fraud should have been tackled sooner states National Audit Office
The National Audit Office (NAO) has released information showing yearly overpayments of Housing Benefit have reached almost £1.4bn over the last four years, reports the BBC. The NAO has examined the Department of Work and Pensions' (DWP) activity over the...
Media law: Staff at the Sun newspaper accused of paying public officials for information
Sun staff face charges of conspiring to commit misconduct in a public office as they appear in court to answer the allegations, the BBC reports. Six members of staff at the Sun newspaper are accused of making payments to public...
Family law: Landmark ruling in case of unmarried couple
A ruling has been made in favour of an unmarried ex partner in a landmark case for family law, reports the Daily Mail. Former couple, Catherine Blackburn and David Southwell, have been in court arguing over assets. Historically, given that...
Criminal law: Theresa May calls for limitations to be placed on bail time
Home Secretary plans to put an end to limitless bail times in order to spare those on bail from suffering for too long, reports the BBC. Current policy allows for bail time to be as long as investigating officers consider...
Privacy law: UN report claims extensive internet surveillance will adversely affect international law
A new report published by the UN has stated the surveillance of the internet by government intelligence agencies may undermine international law, reports the Guardian. The report, written by Ben Emmerson QC, a specialist on counter-terrorism, was released as a...
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