A resident who has resided in the U.K. for 5 years is eligible to apply for citizenship. An applicant who is married to a U.K. citizen is eligible to apply after 3 years residence in the U.K. In addition, the resident must also have knowledge of the English language and the U.K. lifestyle.

To apply for citizenship, the applicant must submit the required forms and documents and pay the processing fees. The applicant must attend an interview and then a citizenship ceremony to take the Oath of Allegiance and pledge.

There are many advantages to obtaining a U.K. citizenship. Individuals have access to the higher standard of living in U.K. and the other E.U. countries. In addition, citizens have no restrictions on the length of time for travelling and may also travel with ease anywhere in the world.

For more information, please visit the government website:
http://www.ukba.homeofce.gov.uk/britishcitizenship/%20applying/applicationtypes/naturalisation/