So you have indefinite leave to remain? 6 reasons why you should consider taking the citizenship plunge.
With the hurdle of indefinite leave to remain cleared it might seem tempting to consider yourself done with the difficulties of visa applications. There are, however, a number of good reasons which make it well worth the effort to take the final step and secure your immigration status as a British Citizen.
- No need to worry about changing immigration laws.
With immigration law constantly changing and a climate of uncertainty around Brexit, British Citizenship can give you the security and peace of mind you need with a lifelong right to reside in the UK.
- British Citizenship is for life, Indefinite Leave to Remain can be lost.
Indefinite leave to remain can be lost if you’re away for more than 2 years and it is at the discretion of the Home Office whether they choose to grant a returning resident visa. British Citizens can travel and live in other countries safe in the knowledge that they will always be able to return to the UK.
- Benefit from visa free travel to more countries if your existing nationality does not provide this.
The British passport, at the time of writing, allows visa free travel to 184 countries and ranks 8th in terms of travel freedom. Depending on your existing nationality you may be able to visit many other countries much more easily. If anything should happen while you’re abroad, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing you will have access to hundreds of UK embassies and consulates all over the world.
- Participate in elections and referendums
Only British Citizens are able to participate in elections and referendums. If you live in the UK you deserve a voice in important matters which directly affect you. Being on the electoral roll may also improve your credit. Unfortunately you cannot participate unless you have British Citizenship.
- Wider array of jobs available in sensitive areas
Many sensitive jobs in both the public and private sector are only open to British Citizens. This includes the ability to stand for office if you’re interested in getting into politics. British Citizenship can open up a variety of new career opportunities!
- Pass on your citizenship to your children.
Secure your children’s future in the UK by passing your citizenship to them. This guarantees them full access to all of the social and economic benefits associated with British Citizenship.
Anybody considering applying for citizenship or wondering if they are eligible should contact our team of experts for a consultation on 01403 801 801 or at [email protected]