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How do I complete a British Citizenship Application Form?

How do I complete a British Citizenship Application Form?

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Hi, I am hoping to apply for citizenship by naturalisation later this year but wanted to check something. I am a dual US and Italian citizen and I have settled status under the EU settlement scheme. I have had both citizenships since birth but did not have an Italian passport for a long time. I came to the UK from the US in 2017 on a tier 4 student visa (using my American passport) because I did not have an Italian passport. I did finally get one in 2018. After 5 years total of being in the UK I got settled status in 2022. I'm filling out the citizenship application and they ask about previous immigration applications and BRPs, I have put I had these but I worry the home office will think it's odd, as technically I've always had Italian citizenship. Will they find it strange that I had a tier 4 visa even though I'm Italian? Will it potentially impact my application? My main concern is the 5 years required for EU settled status overlap with the tier 4 visa year, will this be an issue?

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Thank you for your enquiry. As part of a naturalisation application, good character is one of the key requirement and full disclosure of your circumstance must be made. As your circumstances are complex, we would like to invite you to arrange a consultation with us so that we can understand your situation in full detail and to have full instructions from you. Should you decide to arrange an appointment, feel free to call our switchboard number on 02039599123 or click here and we would be glad to assist you.

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