tier1extension wrote:1. Once I get the British Citizenship after getting an ILR, would my British Citizenship remain with me even if I am away from the UK for more than 5 years? I am asking because the ILR visa gets cancelled if the holder is away for more than 2 years and I want to make sure if there are any similar rules for British Citizenship.
BC is "forever" (and even passed to your children...).
2. How long is the overall process of getting the British Citizenship?
Check the sticky Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)
a. How long does it take to get my application checked by the citizenship checking service?
b. Do I have to book an appointment early for the checking service? I know there is no PEO for British Citizenship applications.
The appointment takes about 45 minutes per applicant. You will need to book an appointment with the council you use. Some are busier than others.
c. Once my application is checked and I submitted it, how long do I have to wait on average before my naturalisation application is approved and I am notified?
d. Once I get the naturalisation approval notification, how long does it take to get my British Passport and Citizenship application approved?
For naturalisation timelines, see my answer above.
For passport timelines see the sticky British Passport application processing timelines (only)