A  person,  whether  an  adult  or  a  minor,  may  be  registered  as  a  British citizen  at  the  Home  Secretary's  discretion  under s.4A of  the  British Nationality  Act  1981,  as  inserted  by  the  British  Overseas  Territories Act 2002, if he or she: 

  • is a British overseas territories citizen; and
  • does not have that citizenship only by virtue of a connection with the Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia; and
  • has  not  previously  ceased  to  be  a  British  citizen  as  a  result  of  a  declaration of renunciation
  • satisfies the Secretary of State that they are of good character  

Registration under s.4A gives  British  citizenship otherwise  than  by descent. Applications under s.4A should normally be made on Form B(OTA).

Why Choose Sunrise Solicitors For Your Application For Registration As British Citizen Under Section 4A?

The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with applications for registration as British Citizen under section 4A of the BNA 1981. The quality of our service is self-evident from our clients' reviews about the service provided by our immigration lawyers. You can contact us if you are seeking legal help from immigration lawyers in London in relation to your application for registration as a British Citizen and our immigration solicitors will provide you fast, friendly, reliable and professional immigration service.

If instructed to represent you regarding your application for registration as a British Citizen under section 4A, the casework to be carried out by our immigration solicitors will include the following:

  • Taking detailed instructions from you and advise you about the relevant immigration laws and procedures to be adopted by the Home Office, UKVI in your application for registration as a British Citizen;
  • Discussing your application for registration as a British Citizen in detail with you and advising you about the weaknesses and strengths of your British Citizenship application;
  • Advising you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your application for registration as a British Citizen;
  • Considering the contents of the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your British Citizenship application and discussing the same with you;
  • Completing the relevant application form to apply for your registration as a British Citizen and discussing the same with you;
  • Advising you about two referees who have to complete and sign your application form as referees to meet the good character requirement;
  • Certifying all your original documents as true copy of the original including your passport(s) so that you can continue to travel while the application for British Citizenship is pending with the Home Office;
  • Preparing a cover letter to introduce and support your application for registration as a British Citizen;
  • Liaising with the Home Office, UKVI for a timely decision on your British Citizenship application and responding to any further information and/or documents required by the Home Office in support of your application;
  • Protecting your interests while your British Citizenship application is pending with the Home Office, UKVI and keeping you informed about the progress of your application for registration as a British Citizen;
  • Doing all the follow up work including responding to any queries raised by the Home Office, UKVI until decision is reached on your application by the Home Office, UKVI.

Our Fee For Your Application For Registration As A British Citizen Under Section 4A

  • We will charge you a fee from £1,500 + VAT for our professional immigration services in relation to your application for registration as a British Citizen under section 4A. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of your  application and the casework involved in the matter.
  • If you cannot afford to pay our fee in full at the time of instructing us in relation to your matter, you can pay half of the fee at the time of instructing us and rest of the fee can be paid by monthly instalments.
  • The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the Home Office on your application for registration as a British Citizen. However, it is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by us on your behalf e.g. translation of documents, Home Office fee etc.

© Sunrise Solicitors 2017 | Authorised and Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. SRA Registration No. 490903