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varghesejim
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Any compelling reason to go for citizenship?

Post by varghesejim » Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:35 pm

I would like to know what a person with ILR who chose not to apply for citizenship(even though eligible) misses in this country compared to a citizen. I know British citizens have more rights for travelling around the world without a visa. Is there anything else?

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Post by diggingdeep » Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:18 pm

They might change rules in the future regarding people with ILR. As anything is possible with Immigration. E.g They might reduce criminality threshold for people with ILR. For example if you commit serious crime you might be deported.

Better to be on safe side.
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Post by varghesejim » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:16 pm

diggingdeep wrote:They might change rules in the future regarding people with ILR. As anything is possible with Immigration. E.g Increase criminal threshold for people with IRLRFor example if you commit major serious crime.

Better to be on safe side.
Good point.

Does that mean that there is no differences in rights other than the travelling rights as per the current rules?

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Post by MPH80 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:05 pm

Right to vote ... but that depends if you're commonwealth or not too. Right to move to Europe.

I'm sure there's more.

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Post by brummie » Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:47 pm

You COULD loose your ILR if you stayed out of the UK for more than 2years.
You wouldn't loose anything if you were a British citizen (except 900 odd pounds of course) :)

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Post by JohnM » Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:15 pm

Imagine you go to undeveloped country and by accident you get into jail for more than 2 years... :lol:

...it can even happen in developed country...

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Post by varghesejim » Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:09 pm

Thanks guys.

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Post by tahnyuh » Sun Sep 02, 2012 12:25 pm

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Post by wf » Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:00 pm

Another major advantage is right to reside and work in any EU country. [edit - I see that was mentioned briefly above]

And if I understand correctly, ILR must be reissued when the containig passport expires, with an associated cost? or has that changed with the BRP cards?

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