A person, whether  an  adult  or  a  minor,  who  is  a  British  overseas territories  citizen,  British  National  (Overseas),  British  Overseas  citizen,  British subject under the 1981 Act or a British protected person may be registered  as  a  British  citizen  at  the  Home  Secretary's  discretion  under  s.4(5) of  the  British  Nationality  Act 1981.    The  Home  Secretary  needs to:

  • be  satisfied  that  the  applicant  has  at  any  time  served  in  service  to which s.4(5)  applies; and
  • think it fitting in the special circumstances of the applicant's case
  • be   satisfied   that   they   are   of good   character   (this   applies   to applications  made  after  4  December  2006  on  behalf  of  a  person over the age of 10)      

Section 4(6)  explains that s.4(5)  applies to:  

  • Crown service under the government of a British overseas territory
  • other paid or unpaid service as a member of a body established by law in a  British  overseas  territory,  members  of  which  are  appointed  by or on behalf of the Crown.

Registration under s.4(5) gives  British  citizenship otherwise  than by descent. Applications under s.4(5) should normally be made on Form B(OTA).

Why Choose Sunrise Solicitors For Your Application For Registration As British Citizen Under Section 4(5)?

The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with applications for registration as British Citizen under section 4(5) 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 4(5), 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 4(5)

  • We will charge you a fee from £1,000 + VAT for our professional immigration services in relation to your application for registration as a British Citizen under section 4(5). 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