There is no exact definition of Good character in British Nationality in BNA act 1981 whereby it can interpret the guidance that applies to individuals. However, good character applies to anybody over the age of 10 who is applying for Naturalisation or Registration as a British citizen.
From 11 December 2014, Home office has tightened the Good character requirements. Application may be refused if one has been involved in immigration offences in the last 10 years, such as entering the UK illegally, evading immigration control, helping some else abuse the immigration laws, Abuse of the knowledge of Language and Life in the UK requirement or Illegal working that will, if within qualifying period, mean that they will not meet the residence requirements. Previously, it would have been possible to meet party of qualifying period with irregular residence, plus of course there are people who violate rules inadvertently for instance who filed an application for extension and it was rejected as invalid, or whose asylum claims were denied unjustly and who were later granted discreationary leave. These people will all have to wait longer. Those where immigration non-compliance was historic, it will have impact on their character suitability profile.
Full details of our policy can be seen at: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/385792/Chapter_18_Annex_D_v02_141210_web_version.pdf
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