I have ILR since 1995 and a UK Degree, 5 children who r all British and own a home. I would like to apply for Naturalisation however I haven't worked for a while as my driving licence was cancelled due to drink driving offence for 10 years with a 5 months custodial sentence on 13/03/2007. Now the spent period has passed as its is over 10 years and I haven't committed any other crime. This has affected my work greatly as my work is mainly in highly security cleared organisations. I haven't been on benefits for all this time. What are my chances? I have just a new job.

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Thank you for your enquiry.

It is difficult to confirm whether your previous conviction will negatively impact your application. However, we will require additonal information to assess this. 

Please note it is important to disclose all convictions when making an application to the Home Office for settlement. The Home Office may consider previous conviction when looking at the good character requirement. 

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