British Citizenship, Naturalisation, Registration Types & Grants

This relates to Grants of British Citizenship during 2004 to 2016 under different types of naturalisation and registrations.

Types of British Citizenship, Naturalisation and Registration

British Citizenship, Naturalisation, Registration Grants

According to Official Statistics, during 2004 to 2016, 2,130,570 British Citizenship Grants were made under Naturalisation Based on Residence (1,081,124 Citizenship Grants or 50.74% of Total Citizenship Grants), Naturalisation Based on Marriage (460,053 Grants or 21.59% of Total Grants), Entitlement to Registration as an Adult, (2,025 Grants or 0.10% of Total Grants), Entitlement to Registration as a Child (237,407 Grants or 11.14% of Total Grants) Entitlement to Registration on Other Grounds (70,175 Grants or 3.29% of Total Grants), Entitlement to Registration under Section 5 (2,030 Grants or 0.10% of Total Grants), Discretionary Registration as an Adult, (55 Grants or 0.0026% of Total Grants) Discretionary Registration as a Child (272,859 Grants or 12.81% of Total Grants) and Discretionary Registration on Other Grounds (4,842 Grants or 0.23% of Total Grants).

On a year to year basis, 148,273, 161,699, 154,018, 164,637, 129,377, 203,789, 195,094, 177,934, 194,370, 208,095, 125,754, 118,109 and 149,421 British Citizenship Grants were made during 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, respectively.

Naturalisation Based on Residence

During 2004 to 2016, 1,081,124 British Citizenship Grants were made under Naturalisation based on residence. On an year to year, 64,103, 77,334, 77,080, 87,785, 65,713, 99,474, 93,681, 94,660, 107,102, 113,339, 62,511, 60,755 and 77,587 British Citizenship Grants were made under Naturalisation Based on Residence during 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, respectively.

Naturalisation Based on Marriage

During 2004 to 2016, 460,053 British Citizenship Grants were made under Naturalisation Based on Marriage. On a year to year basis, 40,406, 34,496, 27,587, 30,423, 29,075, 52,627, 47,028, 35,616, 39,122, 46,301, 26,185, 24,427 and 26,760 British Citizenship Grants were made under Naturalisation Based on Marriage during 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, respectively.

Entitlement to Registration as an Adult

During 2004 to 2016, 2,025 British Citizenship Grants were made under Entitlement to Registration as an Adult. On a year to year basis, 377, 306, 312, 214, 148, 113, 79, 66, 63, 71, 92, 58 and 126 British Citizenship Grants were made under Entitlement to Registration as an Adult during 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, respectively.

Entitlement to Registration as a Child

During 2004 to 2016, 237,407 British Citizenship Grants were made under Entitlement to Registration as a Child. On a year to year basis, 13,509, 18,144, 18,871, 15,703, 11,894, 18,986, 21,528, 20,356, 20,862, 21,036, 18,265, 16,422 and 21,831 British Citizenship Grants were made under Entitlement to Registration as a Child during 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, respectively.

Entitlement to Registration on Other Grounds

During 2004 to 2016, 70,175 British Citizenship Grants were made under Entitlement to Registration on Other Grounds. On a year to year basis, 12,524, 7,532, 6,019, 4,753, 3,200, 3,371, 5,214, 4,989, 4,335, 3,261, 3,852, 3,730 and 7,395 British Citizenship Grants were made under Entitlement to Registration on Other Grounds during 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, respectively.

Entitlement to Registration Under Section 5

During 2004 to 2016, 2,030 British Citizenship Grants were made under Entitlement to Registration Under Section 5. On a year to year basis, 76, 26, 80, 96, 67, 85, 118, 152, 231, 411, 412, 108 and 168 British Citizenship Grants were made under Entitlement to Registration Under Section 5 during 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, respectively.

Discretionary Registration as an Adult

During 2004 to 2016, 55 British Citizenship Grants were made under Discretionary Registration as an Adult. On a year to year basis, 6, 4, 4, 8, 3, 1, 6, 4, 1, 1, 6, 4 and 7 British Citizenship Grants were made under Discretionary Registration as an Adult during 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, respectively.

Discretionary Registration as a Child

During 2004 to 2016, 272,859 British Citizenship Grants were made under Discretionary Registration as a Child. On a year to year basis, 17,045, 23,497, 23,576, 24,832, 18,938, 28,828, 27,131, 21,786, 22,263, 23,345, 14,134, 12,374 and 15,110 British Citizenship Grants were made under Discretionary Registration as a Child during 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, respectively.

Discretionary Registration on Other Grounds

During 2004 to 2016, 4,842 British Citizenship Grants were made under Discretionary Registration on Other Grounds. On a year to year basis, 227, 360, 489, 823, 339, 304, 309, 305, 391, 330, 297, 231 and 437 British Citizenship Grants were made under Discretionary Registration on Other Grounds during 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, respectively.

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