UK Naturalisation - An Overview

Practical guidance on how to apply for UK naturalisation

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Course Overview

Delivered by experienced immigration practitioner and lecturer Brendan Beder, this practical 1-hour session which will provide viewers with advice on how to tackle the naturalisation application.

Brendan will also detail the situations where practitioners may be able to persuade the decision maker to use their discretion in favour of their client’s application, making it ideal for both experienced practitioners who would like a refresher and those who are new to this important area of immigration practice.

Brendan will discuss the qualifying requirements in respect of Section 6(1) and 6(2) of the British Nationality Act 1981 and will explore each of the following topics as it applies to naturalisation:

  •  Absences from the United Kingdom
  •  European Economic Area Nationals and the concepts of Permanent Residence, Settled Status and Indefinite Leave to Remain
  •  The Knowledge of Language and Life in the UK exam and the practical requirements
  •  Good Character
  •  Criminality
  •  Examples of breaches and resulting consequences
  •  Enrolling Biometric Details
  •  Naturalisation Ceremonies

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar, review the supporting documentation and complete the short quiz to test your legal knowledge
  • This course provides 1 CPD point

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this session you will:
  • • Have received practical guidance on how to complete the naturalisation form effectively
  • • Be familiar with the qualifying requirements under Section 6(1) and 6(2) of the British Nationality Act 1981
  • • Be aware of the issues which a client’s dual nationality can present
  • • Have considered a selection of issues which your client may encounter when applying for naturalisation, such as absences from the UK and driving offences, and how to overcome such obstacles effectively

What is the target audience?

  • This course is suitable for qualified immigration practitioners



About Instructor - Brendan Beder

Brendan has specialised in UK Immigration Law since setting up Beder-Harrison & Co in 1992.

This followed him studying Comparative Immigration Law for his Master of Laws Degree at University College London where he also undertook a specialist course in Law Lecturing.
He lectured in Commercial Law whilst completing a B.A. and LL.B. Degree in South Africa and went on to complete his Legal Training in a general law firm and worked for a Judge of the Supreme Court.

Brendan’s Practice has developed a niche in respect of Tier 1, Tier 2 and Sponsor Licence work as well as all other areas of Immigration Law leading to Settlement and Naturalisation.  He provides Immigration services to Corporate and Private Clients of a number of firms of Solicitors.  Brendan is frequently called on by these firms to provide presentations updating their partners and key clients on all aspects of and changes to UK Immigration Law.  He has provided training for entities including JCWI and HJT over the past several years and continues to provide in-house training to numerous London based Law Firms and Corporate HR Divisions.

Brendan qualified in Executive Coaching at Regents College in 2005 and provides coaching to mainly Law and other Professionals.  He presented at the First ILPA Conference on Wellbeing and Resilience in May 2019 and trains in Career Wellbeing.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinar

  • Webinar

Supporting Documentation

  • Slides
    15 Page


  • Quiz


  • Price
  • £ 80