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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We may take away your British citizenship if we find that you obtained your registration or naturalisation by fraud, giving false information, or concealing facts that would have affected UKBA's decision.This is known as deprivation of citizenship.
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Criminal law: No charge for members of the public who brought about the death of an armed robber while restraining him in the street
Despite the death of Clint Townsend, an armed robber who was held down by brave passers by after he raided a jewellers, a coroner has ruled that those restraining him committed no crime, reports the Daily Mail. In an armed...
Family law: Proposal to open up family court hearings to the public
In a remarkable move to address criticism surrounding judgements made in the Court of Protection, President of the High Court's family division, Sir James Munby, has proposed that the public be granted access to family court hearings in the future,...
Criminal: Ministers plan to create a crime of domestic abuse
The Home Secretary is in consultation with ministers to create a crime of domestic abuse, making the process of convicting perpetrators significantly quicker and easier, reports the BBC. No specific crime of domestic abuse is currently recognised under UK law,...
Criminal: Armed Selfridges robbers are sentenced to 58 years in prison
Thugs who stole millions of pounds worth of jewellery during an armed raid on Selfridges are sentenced to prison, reports the Daily Mail. During daylight hours on 6th June 2013, five armed robbers entered London's Selfridges store and terrified staff...
Contract law: Government hit with £224m bill for unlawful abolishment of e-Border scheme
Arbitration tribunal rules that government's termination of its contract with e-Borders firm, Raytheon, was unlawful, reports the BBC. Having signed a nine-year contract with US e-Borders firm, Raytheon, in 2007, the government later deemed the programme a failure and believed...
Copyright law: Lawyers from Premier League clubs not suing video-makers
Legal teams representing Premier League football clubs will not be pursing legal action against fans who had shared unofficial match footage via the video distribution site Vine, reports the Lawyer. On Friday 15 August, Premier League officials told fans any...
Human Rights: EU 'Right to be Forgotten' law causes controversy
Numerous requests made to Google to have links to articles removed quoting the European right to be forgotten have sparked a heated debate, reports The Telegraph. Following the removal of countless links to articles regarding criminal activity, the EU's right...
Extradition law: Assange finally ready to leave Ecuadorian embassy in London following changes to UK law
After two years inside the safety of the building in Knightsbridge, Julian Assange has announced his plan to leave the embassy as a result of the changes made to UK extradition law, reports the Telegraph. Having claimed political asylum in...
Public services companies may be forced to publish details of their business activities under new Freedom of Information laws
Due to a potential overhaul of the current Freedom of Information laws, any company providing public services such as energy companies could be compelled to reveal details of their business, reports the Telegraph. The Liberal Democrats are attempting to put...
Immigration law: 35 suspected illegal immigrants found in a shipping container in the port of Tilbury
35 people, believed to be illegal immigrants, were discovering in a shipping container this Saturday after "screaming and banging" was heard by Tilbury port workers, reports the Guardian. On Saturday 16 August, port workers discovered 35 people, including 10 children,...
Criminal: Police accuse BBC of breaking its own rules
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Criminal: UKIP MEP calls for reintroduction of capital punishment
On the anniversary of the final death by capital punishment, UKIP MEP, Louise Bours, calls for the reinstatement of the death penalty, reports the Daily Mail. Despite many celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the last case of capital punishment in...
Criminal: One found guilty while another walks free for attempting to fund terrorism
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