Persons Granted British Citizenship, 2004 statistics

Applications for British citizenship fell by 8 per cent in 2004 to 135,085 (paragraph 1). The number of persons granted British citizenship in the United Kingdom rose by 12 per cent to 140,795 in 2004 (paragraph 2). 46 per cent were granted on the basis of residence, 29 per cent because of marriage, and 22 per cent were minor children The complete report is at the Home Office site:

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