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Good Character


The Good Character requirement: convictions, cautions, fines, etc.

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  • The good character guidance, treaty rights and CSI

    The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that eligibility for NHS treatment does count as Comprehensive Sickness Insurance,

    The case is C‑247/20 VI v Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs.

    UK wrongly insisted on Comprehensive Sickness Insurance for years, EU court finds - Free Movement

    It may also be worth reading this article: Nobody has been refused citizenship for lack of CSI - Free Movement

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    Last edited by Site Admin; 21-03-2022, 08:22 AM. Reason: Updated to reflect the latest EUCJ judgment regarding CSI

  • Breaches of immigration requirements

    The Guidance regarding breaches of immigration requirements is found on pages 46-50 of this publication: Good Character Guidance

    We then have the section about overstaying:

    And finally:

    If an application is refused, the fee is non refundable.

    If you think any of these issues may apply to you, you may want to seek legal advice before deciding to apply.

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    Last edited by Site Admin; 17-12-2021, 11:43 AM. Reason: Added live link to applications from overstayers

  • Speeding fines and awareness courses

    You must declare speeding fines. They are a punishment for the criminal offence of speeding.

    If you don't know the date, make a rough guess of the year. Use your cover letter to set out any explanation you want to give such as you can't remember the precise date etc.

    Generally, speeding fines will not lead to a refusal of naturalisation.

    The guidance states that fixed penalty notices (such as speeding or parking tickets) must be disclosed,...
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  • The good character requirement

    The form asks you to declare any of the following:

    For criminal convictions:

    If you have been arrested and charged with an offence, the following is required

    Civil judgments

    Civil judgments are County Court Judgments (CCJs) and Liability orders for non payment of council tax and other civil penalties.

    For motoring offences and penalties, see:...
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  • Parking tickets, FPNs and motoring convictions

    A parking ticket given by a traffic warden or council officer does not need to be declared unless you think that you have so many that it will affect your 'good character'.

    Penalties issued by police officers are different, as are tickets which result in a court appearance.

    Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) are declared under the heading of “A caution, warning, reprimand or other penalty”.

    Points on your license will stay visible...
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    Last edited by ClaudLatina; 29-09-2021, 12:01 PM. Reason: links working
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