About Citizenship


This section is about what is means to be a Citizen

‘Citizenship’ is about being a member of a particular political community or state. If you are a Citizen this means you have rights and responsibilities, these include the right to vote, the responsibility to pay tax and to obey the law.

When you are a Citizen of a local community you are also expected to do things to help. This is called Active Citizenship. It may mean joining a local group or club, taking part in a project, or just looking out for your neighbour.

You can find out more about ‘Citizenship’ from the Citizenship Foundation's website.

If you are new to the UK, and want to become a Citizen, you may have to take a special test. The test is called ‘Life in the UK.’ You can find our more about the test from the Border Agency.

This document was last modified on 2010-02-11 12:41:38.