Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009

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Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009[1]
Long titleAn Act to provide for customs functions to be exercisable by the Secretary of State, the Director of Border Revenue and officials designated by them; to make provision about the use and disclosure of customs information; to make provision for and in connection with the exercise of customs functions and functions relating to immigration, asylum or nationality; to make provision about citizenship and other nationality matters; to make further provision about immigration and asylum; and for connected purposes.
Citation2009 c. 11
Royal assent21 July 2009
Status: Amended
History of passage through Parliament
Text of statute as originally enacted
Revised text of statute as amended

The Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009 (c. 11) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Prior to the Act, residents who had spent five years living in the United Kingdom were able to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain. Under the Act, five years of residence leads to "probationary citizenship", which can lead to full citizenship after earning a certain number of "points", such as volunteering or "civic activism."[2]


See section 58 of the Act and the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009 (Commencement No. 1) Order 2009 (S.I. 2009/2731 (C. 119)).


  1. ^ The citation of this Act by this short title is authorised by section 59 of this Act.
  2. ^ "Citizenship points plan launched". BBC News Online. 3 August 2009.

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