The government proposed a new system for UK citizenship application in its Green Paper published today. Besides the required duration of time living in the UK, migrants wishing to become British citizen will also have to ‘earn’ enough credits by abiding laws, participating in voluntary works, and demonstrating English language skills. The credits will also be deducted for breaking laws or other bad hehavior, or living outside the UK for long time.

The Daily Telegraph’s Philip Johnston reports:

Immigrants wanting to become British citizens would be able to ”earn’’ a fast-track passport under plans to be published by the Government tomorrow.

Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary, is due to outline ideas aimed at underpinning a stronger sense of British and local citizenship.

Proposals in a Green Paper will include citizenship credits for migrants doing voluntary work.

However, points would be deducted for people breaking the law or otherwise behaving badly.

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