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Good morning, I am an immigration lawyer in the UK and I will be assisting with your question today.
Alright, first of all, Daniele, how long are you holding Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK already?
It is correct, you can apply after one year of obtaining it unless married to a British Citizen.
You will now need to make a naturalisation application, once it is approved, you will be naturilised as British and only after you can apply for a British Passport.
Please allow me 15 minutes and I will write requirements to you
To apply for naturalisation, you will require to show your residence in the UK for the past 5 years. Evidence of that can be a tenancy agreement, a letter from the employer, letters from the university, council tax, bills, payslips, bank statements, and any other proof.
You should not have been absent from the UK for more than 450 days for the past 5 years and more than 90 days for the past 12 months at the date of the application.
You also will require two referees who will provide consent about you.
The process may take up to 6 months but usually, decisions are made within 3 months.
Your referees may be called upon by the Home Office to verify the information you have provided in support of your application and confirm that you are of good character. One must be a British citizen passport holder and EITHER over the age of 25 OR a professional person. The other referee must be a professional person (of any nationality). Neither referee can be related to you or each other and must not have been convicted of an imprisonable offense in the last ten years.
Life in the UK test is also necessary for ILR, I believe you already done it?
Also, English language requirement must be met which again should be done when you applied for ILR unless you obtained it under settlement or EU route.
Please follow the following link, it identifies all the requirements you will need to meet as well as application form that needs to be completed https://www.gov.uk/apply-citizenship-indefinite-leave-to-remain/how-to-apply
Would you like to have a phone consultation so I can explain all the requirements in detail and then we can discuss the fees involved?
I do not know what service you will require therefore, I can not provide an exact answer of how much it will cost. It may cost from £350 to £650.
No worries. Thank you