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Form ANApplication for naturalisation as a British citizenTo be used by people in the Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Britishoverseas territories, and by people who live elsewhere and want to applyby post.Use this form if you are applying on or after 1 July 2021.The Home Office will use the personal information you provide to consider your application.We may also share your information with other public and private sector organisations in theUK and overseas. For more detail please see the Privacy Notice for the Border, Immigrationand Citizenship system at ation-use-inborders-immigration-and-citizenship. This also sets out your rights under the Data ProtectionAct 2018 and explains how you can access your personal information and complain if youhave concerns about how we are using it.July 2021

Application for naturalisation as a British citizenBefore completing this form, you should read the Guide AN. Fill in those parts of theform that apply to your application. If there is not enough space for your answer, usepage 23 to provide additional information.If you want help to complete your application form, you may wish to contact acompetent adviser, for example, a solicitor or agent registered with the Office of theImmigration Services Commissioner (see Guide AN which accompanies this form fordetails).We recommend that you keep a completed copy of this application.Ensure that you read the Guide AN. You should ensure that you understand the criteriafor naturalisation before submitting your application. Full fees cannot be returned forapplications that fail.Write in block capitals using black ink. Please enter all dates as dd-mm-yyyy, forexample 21/09/2017.Each individual applying for naturalisation must complete a separate application form.Therefore husbands, wives and civil partners wishing to naturalise, must completeseparate forms. Family applications should include separate forms for each child, eitheran AN Form where the child is now an adult or an MN1 Form for a minor. We do notneed applications for adults or minors who are already British.Before making your application, you may wish to check whether you are eligible toapply under the Windrush Scheme. If you are covered by the scheme you shouldnot apply for British citizenship on this form. For more information, and to access theWindrush Scheme application form, see: www.gov.uk/guidance/windrush-schemeIf you are acting as responsible adult for someone who is not of sound mind and unableto make and understand their own application (see Sound Mind in Guide AN), youmust take full responsibility for the accuracy of the information provided and sign thedeclaration on behalf of the applicant. This includes liability in law.Form AN Application form (version 07/21)Page 2 of 32

1.Personal Information1.1 Give any reference numbers used in your immigrationapplications:1.2Current passport/travel document number:1.3 Date you were given indefinite leave to enter/remain, includingindefinite leave to enter or remain granted under the EU SettlementScheme (referred to as “settled status”), and where you wish to usethis to support your application. If you are an EEA national, a Swissnational or a family member of an EEA national or Swiss national,and you wish to use a permanent residence document to supportyour application you must complete section 2. If you are an Irishnational you do not need to complete that section.1.4Title - please select:Mr1.5D D M M Y Y Y YMrsMissMsOther (state)State your name as it appears on your passport:Surname/family name:Other names:You must provide evidence of this name, such as a marriage certificate, civil partnershipcertificate or deed poll. It is your responsibility to ensure that the information you provide iscorrect. Any suspicion of deception will be investigated.We will not normally issue a certificate of registration or naturalisation in the name that isdifferent from a person’s official documents. A British passport will not be issued in a differentname from the one in a person’s foreign passport or travel document.If you do not have a passport, state the name used on your official documents (Home Officetravel document, national identity card, biometric residence permit).1.6If the name stated above is not the name you use for all purposes, state:The surname/family namethat you use:Other names used:The reason why this is different from the name on your passport or other official documents:I am aware that the name used on my Naturalisation certificate is different to the name inmy foreign passport. I must change my name in my foreign passport, before applying to HerMajesty’s Passport Office, for a British passport.Form AN Application form (version 07/21)Page 3 of 32

1.7Name at birth if different from above:Surname/family name:Other names:1.8 If you are or have ever been known by any name or names, such as a name from an earliermarriage or an alias name, apart from those mentioned above, give details here:Name used:From:D D M M Y Y Y YTo:D D M M Y Y Y YIt is your responsibility to ensure that the information you provide is correct. Any suspicion ofdeception will be investigated.1.9Your present nationality:1.10National Insurance number:1.11Date of birth: D D M M Y Y Y Y1.12Village or town or city of birth:1.13Country of birth:1.14Sex:1.15Current marital status (tick one box only):MaleFemaleSingle/never marriedDivorced or civil partnership dissolvedMarried or a civil partnerLegally separatedUnmarried partnerWidowed or a surviving civil partner1.16 Present address (you must give us any change of address in writing while we areconsidering this application).Postcode:From:D D M M Y Y Y YForm AN Application form (version 07/21)Page 4 of 32

Contact DetailsDaytime/mobile telephone number:Evening telephone number:Email address:For validation purposes, write your e-mail address again in the box below:1.17Provide your addresses for the past 5 years (continue on page 23 if necessary):From:D D M M Y Y Y YTo:D D M M Y Y Y YD D M M Y Y Y YTo:D D M M Y Y Y YD D M M Y Y Y YTo:D D M M Y Y Y YPostcode:From:Postcode:From:Postcode:Form AN Application form (version 07/21)Page 5 of 32

From:D D M M Y Y Y YTo:D D M M Y Y Y YD D M M Y Y Y YTo:D D M M Y Y Y YPostcode:From:Postcode:If someone is representing you, that is an agent or solicitor, tell us their:1.18Name:1.19Address:Postcode:1.20Telephone number:If you have completed 1.18 and the address is that of your immigration advisor, state their Officeof the Immigration Services Commission (OISC) number:1.21 If your application is approved, you will need to take part in a citizenship ceremony. Thevenue will normally be within a local authority area near where you live. If you want to have yourceremony in another area you must give us details of the local authority location below.Name:Address:Postcode:Form AN Application form (version 07/21)Page 6 of 32

Knowledge of language/life in the UK1.22 How do you intend to satisfy the requirement to have sufficient knowledge of languageand life in the UK? See page 20 in the accompanying Guide AN.Have you passed the Life in the UK test?YesNoEnter your Life in the UK test unique reference number:And eitherI have a speaking and listening qualification in English at B1 CEFR or higher, that is onthe Home Office’s list of recognised tests and was taken at an approved test centre (go toquestion 1.23).OrI have obtained an academic qualification (Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or PhD) in theUnited Kingdom.OrI have obtained an original degree certificate that was taught or researched in a majorityEnglish speaking country and: an Academic Qualification Level Statement (AQUALS) from Ecctis (formally UKNARIC) confirming the qualification is equivalent to a UK qualificationOran original degree certificate that was taught or researched in a non-majority Englishspeaking country and both: an Academic Qualification Level Statement (AQUALS) from Ecctis (formally UK NARIC)confirming the qualification is equivalent to a UK qualification English Language Proficiency Statement (ELPS) from Ecctis (formally UK NARIC) showingthat the degree was taught in EnglishOrI met the knowledge of language and life requirement to qualify for settlement on or after28th October 2013.OrI am a national of a majority English speaking country. (You must check the list ofacceptable countries that are considered “a majority English speaking country”, to meetthis requirement).OrI wish to claim exemption on the basis of my age.OrI wish to claim an exemption on the basis of a physical and/or mental condition (applyingon this basis may not automatically lead to exemption. You should provide reasons onpage 23. Your application may fail and the fee retained if sufficient reasons for exemptionare not provided).Further guidance about the knowledge of language and life in the UK requirement can be foundin the Guide AN that accompanies this form. Additional information can also be found on ourwebsite.Form AN Application form (version 07/21)Page 7 of 32

1.23Provide details of your English language test:Tick to confirm which body awarded your test:IELTS SELT ConsortiumLanguageCertTrinity College LondonPearsonPSI Services (UK) LtdProvide the SELT unique electronic reference number provided by the awarding body:Details of your parents1.24Your father’s name:1.25Your father’s town and country of birth:1.26Your father’s nationality:1.27Your father’s date of birth:1.28Your mother’s full name and maiden name:1.29Your mother’s town and country of birth:1.30Your mother’s nationality:1.31Your mother’s date of birth:D D M M Y Y Y YD D M M Y Y Y YForm AN Application form (version 07/21)Page 8 of 32

Details of your partner:Provide here the details of your husband, wife or civil partner (a partner who is not a British citizenand wishes to apply must submit a separate application).1.32Full name of partner:If your partner is or has ever been known by any name or names apart from those mentionedabove, give details here:1.33Partner’s date of birth:D D M M Y Y Y Y1.34Partner’s village, town or city and country of birth:1.35Your partner’s nationality:If your partner is a naturalised British citizen enter date they weregranted this citizenship:D D M M Y Y Y YTheir citizenship certificate reference number:1.36Partner’s present address:Postcode:1.37Date and place of marriage/civil partnership (if applicable)If you were previously married or in a civil partnership, give:1.38 Full name of previous husband or wife or civil partner (before marriage/civil partnership).Provide details on page 23 if more than one previous marriage:Form AN Application form (version 07/21)Page 9 of 32

1.39Previous husband’s/wife’s/civil partner’s date of birth:D D M M Y Y Y Y1.40Previous husband’s/wife’s/civil partner’s village/town/city and country of birth:1.41Previous husband’s/wife’s/civil partner’s nationality:1.42Date and place of your previous marriage/civil partnership:1.43Date, place and reason for the ending of your previous marriage/civil partnership:1.44Dates of any marriage(s) over the last 5 years (continue on page 23 if needed):Details of your employment1.45What is your occupation?1.46Are you:An employeeA business partner1.47Name of employer or business:1.48Address of employer or business:Self-employedA director?Postcode:1.49Tax reference number:Form AN Application form (version 07/21)Page 10 of 32

1.50 Employment history in UK during past 10 years, or since date of entry if you have beenhere for less than 10 years (continue on page 23 and use additional sheets if needed).FromToOccupationEmployer NameForm AN Application form (version 07/21)Employer addressPage 11 of 32

2.2.1Residence requirementsDate and place of first arrival in the United Kingdom (see pages 5 - 7 of the Guide):Date:Place:D D M M Y Y Y Y2.2 Give details of all absences from the United Kingdom during the last 5 years. If you aremarried or in a civil partnership to a British citizen, give details for the last 3 years only (seesection on Residence Requirements in the Guide). List the absences in date order, ending with themost recent one.Failure to complete this will result in a delay to your application. If necessary, please continue onpage 23 of this application form.CountryReason, forDate of departureDate of return to theTotalvisitedexamplefrom the UnitedUnited Kingdom/numberholiday,Kingdom/territoryterritoryof daysbusiness,absentvisiting relatives D D M M Y Y D D M M Y YMore absences shown on page 23:YesNoTotal number of days absent (including any shown on page 23):Form AN Application form (version 07/21)Page 12 of 32

2.3Tell us in which country you intend to have your main home if you are naturalised:If this country is outside the United Kingdom and i) you are not married to or the civil partner of aBritish citizen and ii) you intend to enter into or continue Crown service, service in an internationalorganisation or employment with a company or association established in the United Kingdom,include a letter of explanation.EEA or Swiss nationalsIf you are not an EEA or Swiss national or the family member of an EEA or Swiss national (seeGuide AN), go to section 3.2.4Are you an EEA or Swiss national or the family member of an EEA or Swiss national?EEA or Swiss nationalFamily member EEA or Swiss nationalEEA or Swiss nationals and their family members with a permanentresidence card2.5 If you are an EEA or Swiss national or the family member of an EEA or Swiss national andyou wish to show an earlier period of residence, prior to obtaining settled status under the EUSettlement Scheme, you can use a permanent residence card to support your application. Pleasestate the number of your permanent residence card:Card numberDate of issueD D M M Y Y Y YIf you have completed this section, go to section 3.EEA or Swiss nationals and their family members granted indefiniteleave to enter or remain (settled status) under the EU SettlementSchemeIt is a requirement that you were here lawfully in the 3 or 5 year period before making yourapplication. This includes complying with any additional requirements, such as havingcomprehensive sickness insurance if you needed it prior to being granted pre-settled or settledstatus. You can tell us about any additional factors that may help us decide your application atsection 7.10.2.6 Please state on what basis you were in the United Kingdom. Include information for the last5 years, or 3 if you are married or in a civil partnership to a British citizen. If you have enteredemployment details in section 1.50, you do not need to re-enter this information. Continue on aseparate sheet of paper if necessary. Please include the date you were granted pre-settled status(if applicable):Form AN Application form (version 07/21)Page 13 of 32

Date fromDate toBasis of stay, for example,Please provide details ofwoker, student, self-employed,employment, self-employment orself-sufficient, retired orcollegeincapacityIf for some of this time you were not here as a worker, student, self-employed, self-sufficient,retired or incapacitated person, but were here lawfully because you had previously acquiredpermanent residence, you need to provide evidence to show that.2.7 If you have spent time in the UK as a student or as a self-sufficient person, did you havecomprehensive sickness insurance (CSI) to cover that period?YesNoIf you have answered yes, please enclose a copy of your sickness insurance policy when yousubmit your application. If you have answered no, please explain in the box below why you did nothave CSI during this time.You can also tell us about any additional factors that may help us decide your application atsection 7.10.If you have answered “yes” and provided information to questions 2.6 – 2.7, go to section 3If you do not have indefinite leave to enter or remain under the EUSettlement Scheme2.8Do you believe you are free from time restrictions to reside in the UK on any other basis?YesNoIf you have answered yes, please give details in the box below. You should enclose evidence ofthis with your application. If you have answered no, you may wish to check that you meet all of therequirements for naturalisation before continuing with your application. We cannot overlook therequirement for you to be free of immigration time restrictions on the date of application.Form AN Application form (version 07/21)Page 14 of 32

3.Good Character RequirementIn this section you need to give information which will help the Home Secretary to decide whetherthey can be satisfied that you are of good character. Checks will be made with the police andpossibly other Government Departments, the Security Service and other agencies.Personal HistoryThis section asks about any criminal convictions, any civil judgements or civil penalties madeagainst you and details of any involvement you may have had in war crimes, genocide, crimesagainst humanity or terrorism. If you fail to answer all of these questions as fully and accurately aspossible, your application may be refused.It is an offence under Section 46(1) of the British Nationality Act 1981 to make a statement orrepresentation which is known to be false or is not believed to be true. Information given will bechecked with other agencies.3.1YesHave you been convicted of any criminal offence in the UK or any other country?go to question 3.2Nogo to question 3.33.2 Give details below for each criminal conviction, starting with the most recent one. If youhave received more than 2 convictions photocopy this page and enclose it with this form.We will carry out criminal record checks on all applicants. You must give details of all criminalconvictions. This includes road traffic offences (including all drink driving offences).Fixed Penalty Notices (such as speeding or parking tickets) do not form part of a person’scriminal record and will not be considered in the caseworker’s assessment of character unlesseither: the person has failed to pay and there were criminal proceedings as a result the person has received numerous fixed penalty noticesCriminal conviction 1Country where convicted:Nature of offence:Sentence given:Date sentenced:D D M M Y Y Y YIf you were sentenced to a period of imprisonment, what was the length of the prison sentence(in months)?monthsForm AN Application form (version 07/21)Page 15 of 32

Criminal conviction 2Country where convicted:Nature of offence:Sentence given:Date sentenced:D D M M Y Y Y YIf you were sentenced to a period of imprisonment, what was the length of the prison sentence(in months)?months3.3 Do you have any civil judgments against you or any civil penalty under the UK ImmigrationActs?Yesgo to question 3.4Nogo to question 3.53.4 Give details for each civil judgment or any civil penalty under the UK immigration acts,starting with the most recent one.If you have received more than 2 civil judgments and/or civil penalties under the UK ImmigrationsActs, photocopy this page and enclose it with this form.Details of judgment or civil penalty 1:Date of judgment or civil penalty:D D M M Y Y Y YCountry where judgment was made:Details of judgment or civil penalty 2:Date of judgment or civil penalty:D D M M Y Y Y YCountry where judgment made:Form AN Application form (version 07/21)Page 16 of 32

You must answer questions 3.5 to 3.10 below even if you have answered no to question 3.1. Forhelp in answering these questions, see the definitions in the Guide AN.3.5 Have you received any cautions (simple or conditional), warnings or reprimands in the UKor any other country?YesGive details belowNogo to question 3.73.6 Give details for each caution (simple or conditional), warning or reprimand starting with themost recent one.If you have received more than 2 cautions (simple or conditional), warnings or reprimands,photocopy this page and enclose it with this form.Details of caution (simple or conditional), warning, or reprimand 1:Date of caution, warning or reprimand:D D M M Y Y Y YCountry where caution, warning or reprimand received:Details of caution (simple or conditional), warning, or reprimand 2:Date of caution, warning or reprimand:D D M M Y Y Y YCountry where caution, warning or reprimand received:You must answer questions 3.7 to 3.13 below even if you have answered no to question 3.5. Forhelp in answering these questions, see the definitions in the Guide AN.3.7 Are your details recorded by the police in respect of certain sexual offences (on the “sexoffenders register”), or are you subject to a notification order, a sexual offences preventionorder, a foreign travel order, or a risk of sexual harm order (or equivalent order made in a Britishoverseas territory or any other country)?YesNo3.8 Have you ever been charged in any country with a criminal offence for which you have notyet been tried in court?YesNoForm AN Application form (version 07/21)Page 17 of 32

3.9 In times of peace or war have you ever been involved in, or suspected of involvement in,war crimes, crimes against humanity or genocide?YesNo3.10 Have you ever been involved in, supported or encouraged terrorist activities in any country?YesNo3.11 Have you ever been a member of, or given support to an organisation which has beenconcerned in terrorism?YesNo3.12 Have you ever, by any means or medium, expressed views that justify or glorify terroristviolence or that may encourage others to terrorist acts or other serious criminal acts?YesNo3.13 Have you ever engaged in any other activities which might indicate that you may not beconsidered a person of good character?Yes3.14YesNoHave you ever been declared bankrupt?No3.15 If you have answered yes to question 3.7, 3.8, 3.9, 3.10, 3.11, 3.12, 3.13, or 3.14 youmust give further details in the space provided below. If you need more space, continue on aseparate sheet and enclose it with this form.For the purposes of answering questions 3.7 to 3.13 please refer to the Guide AN which providesguidance on actions which may constitute war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide orterrorist activities.Form AN Application form (version 07/21)Page 18 of 32

4.Crown Service4.1 Complete this section if your application is based on your Crown service, or your husband’s,wife’s or civil partner’s Crown service, or specially designated service.If not, please go to section 5.Serving members of the Armed Forces will not automatically qualify under the Crown serviceprovision (see Guide AN: Crown and designated service).Please tickYour Crown service?Were you recruited In the UnitedKingdom?YesNoYour husband’s/wife’s/civilpartner’s Crown serviceor specially designatedservice?Were you recruited In the UnitedKingdom?YesNoDescription of relevantserviceBranch/regiment whereservingLength of Crown orother service (dates)Form AN Application form (version 07/21)Staff/serviceor personalID NumberPage 19 of 32

5.Referees and IdentityWrite your name and date of birth on the back of a photograph ofyourself. This should then be glued into the space aside.This part of the form is to be filled in by your referees once yourphotograph has been affixed aside as explained above. Your refereesshould read the section on ‘referees and identity’ in the Nationality FormsGuide to confirm that they are eligible. The guide can be found on ourwebsite at: ms-guide.Checks will be carried out to ensure that referees meet the requirementsbelow and their signatures are genuine, and we may contact them as partof our enquiries.Affix passportsize photo.See NationalityForms Guide forinformation.Name of applicant:5.1 One referee should be a person of any nationality who has professional standing, such asa minister of religion, civil servant, or a member of a professional body such as an accountant orsolicitor (who is not representing you with this application). The other referee must normally be theholder of a British citizen passport and either a professional person or over the age of 25.Both should declare that: they are not a relative, solicitor or agent of the applicant they are not employed by the Home Office they have not been convicted of an imprisonable offence they have known the applicant personally for more than 3 years they are willing to give full details of their knowledge of the applicant they will advise the Home Office of any reason why the applicant should not be naturalised1st Referee declarationI declare that I am qualified to act as a referee. The photograph above is a true likeness of theapplicant. I confirm each of the points in 5.1 above. I confirm that to the best of my knowledge thedetails given on page 3 of this form are correct.5.2Say how you know the applicant, and state your age and profession:5.3Date of birth:5.41st referee full name:5.5Sex:D D M M Y Y Y YMaleFemaleForm AN Application form (version 07/21)Page 20 of 32

5.6Address:Postcode:If you have been at this address for less than 3 years list previous addresses on page 23.5.7Daytime telephone number:5.8Email address:5.9Current British citizen passport number (if any):I understand that I may be liable for prosecution resulting in a penalty of up to 3 monthsimprisonment or a fine not exceeding 5000 or both, if I knowingly or recklessly make a falsedeclaration.Signature of referee:Date:D D M M Y Y Y Y2nd Referee declarationI declare that I am qualified to act as a referee. The photograph on page 20 is a true likeness ofthe applicant. I confirm each of the points in 5.1 above. I confirm that to the best of my knowledgethe details given on page 3 of this form are correct.5.10Say how you know the applicant, and state your age and profession:5.11Date of birth: D D M M Y Y Y Y5.122nd referee full name:5.13Sex:MaleFemaleForm AN Application form (version 07/21)Page 21 of 32

5.14Address:Postcode:If you have been at this address for less than 3 years please list previous addresses on page 23.5.15Daytime telephone number:5.16Email address:5.17Current British citizen passport number (if any):I understand that I may be liable for prosecution resulting in a penalty of up to 3 monthsimprisonment or a fine not exceeding 5000 or both, if I knowingly or recklessly make a falsedeclaration.Signature of referee:Date:D D M M Y Y Y YForm AN Application form (version 07/21)Page 22 of 32

Further information not covered in other sectionsForm AN Application form (version 07/21)Page 23 of 32

6.Biometric enrolmentIn accordance with British Nationality (General) (Amendment) (2) Regulations 2015 anyoneapplying for naturalisation or registration as a British citizen must register their biometricinformation. For more information about registering your biometric information, see theaccompanying guidance notes, which you must read before completing this form.If you have a current grant of leave on a biometric residence permit (BRP), you must provideyour BRP for the application to be valid and complete.6.1Have you been issued with a BRP with a previous application for leave?Yesgo to question 6.2Nogo to question 6.16Give details of your BRP. For the application to be valid and complete, your current BRP must beprovided, unless it is not available for one of the reasons specified below.6.2BRP number:6.3Issue date:6.4 Expiry date:D D M M Y Y Y Y6.5Place of issue:6.6Nationality:6.7BRP enclosed?D D M M Y Y Y YYesgo to 6.11NoIf not enclosed then state the location of biometric residence permit:Returned to Home Officego to question 6.8Lostgo to question 6.9Stolengo to question 6.10Othergo to question 6.12Form AN Application form (version 07/21)Page 24 of 32

6.8 If the required BRP has already been returned to the Home Office, give details of thereason it was sent to us:Date it was sent to us:D D M M Y Y Y Y6.9 If the BRP was lost please give the date this was reported tothe Home Office card management service:D D M M Y Y Y Y6.10 If the biometric resident permit was stolen, give the police report number, crime referencenumber, the police station and the date reported to the police.Police report number:Crime reference number:Police station:Date reported to the Police:6.11D D M M Y Y Y YDo you want the Home Office to retain your BRPYesI confirm that I do not require evidence of my immigration status. Should Isubsequently require evidence of my status, I will need to apply for a replacementBRP at my expense.NoI confirm that if granted British citizenship I must return the BRP to the HomeOffice within 5 days of receiving the grant of citizenship and if I fail to do so I mayreceive a financial penalty of up to 1,000.6.12 If the required biometric residence permit (BRP) is not enclosed give details why you areunable to provide it:Form AN Application form (version 07/21)Page 25 of 32

If you do not submit your BRP with this application, you must return it to the Home Office nolater than 5 days from the date you attended your Citizenship Ceremony or the date you wereissued with a certificate of naturalisation, so that it can be securely destroyed. Details of how toreturn your BRP can be found in the ‘returning your biometric residence permit’ section of theNationality Forms Guide, which can be found on our website forms-guide or you can find further informationat: lem.If you fail to return your BRP, or notify the department of the reasons for not being able to do so,you may receive a financial penalty of up to 1,000.If you need to travel to and from the UK after being granted British citizenship you must applyfor a British passport or for a certificate of entitlement to the right of abode to be placed inyour foreign passport. Guidance on applying for a British passport can be found on GOV.UK.Following a grant of citizenship your BRP will be cancelled which means it may not be acceptedas evidence that you are entitled to reside in the UK.6.13Date your fingerpri

separate forms. Family applications should include separate forms for each child, either an AN Form where the child is now an adult or an MN1 Form for a minor. We do not need applications for adults or minors who are already British. Before making your application, you may wish to check whe