Q: I will shortly qualify to apply for my British citizenship. However, I am a bit worried as I have some outstanding tax issues. Will this influence my application for my British citizenship?
A: The Home Office undertakes certain checks in relation to applications for British citizenship including a check that an applicant’s tax affairs are up to date. If you have unsolved tax issues there is a substantial risk that your application will be rejected. If citizenship is refused, the Home Office will not necessarily cancel your permanent residence, but may well confirm that a further application for citizenship can only be submitted after your tax problems has been resolved.
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