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Is your wife claiming benefits?
Thanks. I will be able to answer at 9 a.m. Tom. .
Thank you for your question and patience, I’m Tom and I’ll try to help you.
Your wife is an EEA citizen. This means that provided she has exercised her EEA treaty rights by working/studying or being self sufficient (ie. not claiming excessive benefits) for a period of 5 years then she can apply for confirmation of her Permanent Residence status.
Having Permanent residence means that she would not have to make any further immigration application in order to remain permanently living in the UK.
If you are a UK citizen then once she has PR she can apply to naturalise as a UK citizen if she meets the requirements on the following page:
If you are not a UK citizen then she would have to wait 12 months from when she receives PR and then she could apply to naturalise as a UK citizen provided she meets the criteria on the following page:
Once she has received her certificate of naturalisation after naturalising and attended a short citizenship ceremony then she can apply for a UK passport and would have all the rights that other UK citizens have.
My goal is to provide you with a good service. If you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up issues specifically relating to your question.
There is an £65 to apply for confirmation of PR.
There is also a fee to apply to naturalise of £1236 (at the moment, it may change by the time she actually applies.
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