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Hello there,
Had someone applied for naturalisation as an unmarried (same-sex) partner right after obtaining indefinite leave to remain (ILR), not having waited for 1 year break, as the law requires for non-partner’s visas?
Gov dot Uk site mentions married couples and civil partnership only. However, I was granted a spouse/partner visa. Thus, Am I eligible for British citizenship as an unmarried same-sex partner or no?! Really confused.
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If you are unmarried partners you can apply for citizenship after you have 1 year on ILR.

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If you are unmarried partners you can apply for citizenship after you have 1 year on ILR.
Could I clarify one last thing. If we get married just before ILR can I apply for citizenship not waiting this year or not? Gov dot UK sais we must be in marriage for at least 3 years before I apply but it’s not clear if they count our relationship akin marriage as well or maybe this rule is applicable for those who are in other rout..
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Sorry I think I’ve mistaken. I just must live in the uk for the last 3 years, not necessarily in marriage. So it seems that once we’re married- I’m eligible to apply without 1 year gap

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Sorry I think I’ve mistaken. I just must live in the uk for the last 3 years, not necessarily in marriage. So it seems that once we’re married- I’m eligible to apply without 1 year gap
No.... you must live in the UK for 5 years, if you entered on spouse/partner visa, before getting Indefinite Leave to Remain.

When did you enter the UK?

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Sorry I think I’ve mistaken. I just must live in the uk for the last 3 years, not necessarily in marriage. So it seems that once we’re married- I’m eligible to apply without 1 year gap
No.... you must live in the UK for 5 years, if you entered on spouse/partner visa, before getting Indefinite Leave to Remain.

When did you enter the UK?
I’m talking about citizenship. Trying to understand if I can apply for it as unmarried partner not waiting for 1 year gap after getting IRL. Or in case we’re married just before applying for citizenship.
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I’m talking about citizenship. Trying to understand if I can apply for it as unmarried partner not waiting for 1 year gap after getting IRL. Or in case we’re married just before applying for citizenship.
Please see the attached printscAttachment 90400Attachment 90400reen
I know what you are talking about, and I'm asking when you entered the UK on your unmarried partner visa.

(can't read the screen shots by the way)

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You’ll usually be able to apply for citizenship if you’re over 18 and have had one of the following for 12 months:

indefinite leave to remain in the UK
‘settled status’ (also known as ‘indefinite leave to remain under the EU Settlement Scheme’)
indefinite leave to enter the UK (permission to move to the UK permanently from abroad)

You will not need to wait 12 months to apply if you’re married to a British citizen.


Once you have your ILR you'll be able to apply for naturalization

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You’ll usually be able to apply for citizenship if you’re over 18 and have had one of the following for 12 months:

indefinite leave to remain in the UK
‘settled status’ (also known as ‘indefinite leave to remain under the EU Settlement Scheme’)
indefinite leave to enter the UK (permission to move to the UK permanently from abroad)

You will not need to wait 12 months to apply if you’re married to a British citizen.


Once you have your ILR you'll be able to apply for naturalization
I entered the uk in August 2016.

The screenshot from gov uk site you cannot open says : “You can apply for British citizenship by ‘naturalisation’ if you:

• are 18 or over
• are married to, or in a civil partnership with, someone who is a British citizen
• have lived in the UK for at least 3 years before the date of your application”

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I entered the uk in August 2016.

The screenshot from gov uk site you cannot open says : “You can apply for British citizenship by ‘naturalisation’ if you:

• are 18 or over
• are married to, or in a civil partnership with, someone who is a British citizen
• have lived in the UK for at least 3 years before the date of your application”
Please provide link to above website Thanks

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