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Lower the cost of British Citizenship applications to £372.

Submitted by Teodora Sacalos on Thursday 17th December 2020

Published on Thursday 31st December 2020

Current status: Open

Open until: Wednesday 30th June 2021

Current Signatures: 13,679
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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5 years ~ British ~ Government ~ Home Office ~ IMPACT ~ It ~ Reasonable ~ Tax ~ The Government ~ The Home Office ~ UK

Petition Action

Lower the cost of British Citizenship applications to £372.

Petition Details

The government should lower the fees of citizenship to make it more accessible for the people eligible. It only costs the Home Office £372 to process the application.

Additional Information

To gain settled status people need to live in the UK for at least 5 years and demonstrate sufficient knowledge of the English language and British culture. After settlement, they can then apply for Citizenship. These requirements are perfectly reasonable but the cost is not. This fee does not reduce the number of immigrants or reduce the impact on social services. It simply suppresses millions of people who pay tax. Why are we supporting a system of taxation without representation?


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