Are Members of EU Militaries Invited to Apply for the British Armed Forces?

All candidates for entry into the Armed Forces must: Be British from birth; Hold dual British/other nationality; or Be a: British National (approximately 66 million). Citizen of the Irish Republic (approximately 4.7 million people), or A Commonwealth citizen (composed of 53 members states of approximately 2.4 billion people). The EU is composed of 28 members… Read More


The Citizenship Test and Foreign & Commonwealth Personnel

The introduction of the Citizenship (Armed Forces) Act 2014 allows the home secretary to waive the requirement for foreign and Commonwealth personnel applying for naturalisation to be in the UK on day one of the five year qualifying period, provided they are serving overseas with the British military. However, applying for citizenship is not required for service in… Read More