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There are provisions for late applications for those who missed the June 30th deadline. New Covid provisions for EU Settlement applications have been published. They include Provisions allowing an absence of over 12 months for people with pre-settled status, a provision for a second absence of up to 12 months and for choosing to spend time out of the UK over Covid related issues.

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Issues with maiden names and other names, foreign alphabets, etc.

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  • French nationals and married names

    Life in the UK exam form

    How do French married ladies write they name on the Life in the UK exam form, since it need to be identical to what's on the passport? Is it Maiden Name ép Married name OR Maiden name Married name OR Maiden name épouse Married name?

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    AN form

    How do I fill in the AN form? I do not want to end up with a British passport like some have had issued:...
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  • Spanish nationals and surname certificates

    Recently, the Home Office have started allowing for different names in two different passports if the law of the country of origin is strict and does not allow for the same rules as the UK.

    See: Documents in various names.


    Surnames certificate

    In light of the above, the Spanish consulate now issues a certificate explaining this law in English so you can present it to the HO. There is a fee of £32.75 to pay for this service.
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  • Maiden names or other names on AN application

    Maiden names or other names on AN application

    When applying for citizenship, you should list all names as detailed on your passport or ID card. This includes situations where the surname on your passport is a combination of their maiden name and married name.

    The online AN form asks if you have been known by other names and the reason for the name change, you can provide more than one previous name, for example, if you have been married more than once. In these sections, you can list your maiden name and if you had a different...
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  • Documents in various names

    Documents in various names

    My PR card and SELT Certificate match my maiden name in my passport. I used my Driving License, which is in my married name, for the Life in the UK test. Will there be a problem if the PR/Passport/SELT do not match exactly with the name on the LITUK test certificate?

    Married women in the UK can use either their maiden name or their husband's surname. If switching between the two for evidence (including language tests) you need to send the marriage certificate.
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  • Greek and Cyrillic names, umlauts and hyphens in names

    Greek and Cyrillic names, umlauts and hyphens in names

    Greek and Cyrillic names

    I am a dual national and have different spelling on my surname on each passport. I will submit both passports with a note, in a few of my bills I had to use the other passport. Is this enough proof? And in case of misspellings, is a note enough?

    This is common when dealing with translations from a Greek or Cyrillic script. Explain briefly, literally one sentence, then pick whichever spelling you prefer for the form and use that...
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