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Applications for British Citizenship

Speaker: Chengetai Mupara
Chambers: Great James Street

Exploring a topic that has made headlines in recent years, Chengetai Mupara looks at applications for British citizenship, paying particular attention to the British Nationality Act 1981, with a focus on:

  • Eligibility criteria
  • Absolute good character 
  • Effective good character 
  • Refugees
  • Reasons for Refusal
  • Grounds for Review
  • Advising and Preparing the Application

Relevant law

Section 6(1) of the British Nationality Act 1981 6 Acquisition by naturalisation

Articles 31 and 34 of the Refugee Convention  

R v Hunter and others [2015] EWCA Crim 631

Chengetai’s passion for advocacy and human rights started from a very young age. He started off as a pro-democracy campaigner, student activist and a human rights defender in Zimbabwe. 

He now has a busy practice and regularly appears in the First-tier Tribunal (“FTT”) and Upper Tribunal of the Immigration and Asylum Chamber, County Court, Crown Court and Magistrates’ Courts.