Nationality checking service
Please be advised that the Home Office is currently taking between 4 and 8 weeks to process fees for applications received after 1st April 2015. Your application will have been received and signed for if you have not heard otherwise. Once the fee has been taken, you will receive a receipt from the Home Office.
Nationality checking services we provide
The Nationality Checking Service is a partnership between the Home Office and Local Authorities in England and Wales.
We provide a checking service for British citizenship applications. The service includes:
- all application forms are checked for accuracy
- all supporting documents such as passports are checked and certified so you can keep the originals
- all applications are forwarded to the Home Office by courier
Applicants using the service can keep their original valuable documents such as passports and marriage certificates rather than sending them to the Home Office.
Please note that the Home Office forms and fees will be changing on April 6th 2015, and old versions of the forms will not be accepted after this date.
What do I need?
It is essential that you have taken, and passed, the Life in the UK test, and have a qualification which meets the language requirement as stated on the Home Office website. There are lots of qualifications which meet this requirement, so please refer to the Home Office website for the full list and information about the Life in the UK Test.
If you are the national of a majority English speaking country (as shown on the Home Office website) you will be exempt from the language requirement but not the Life in the UK Test.
You will also need to produce your passport or other documents covering your qualifying period, and proof of your indefinite leave to remain in the UK. A list of all other documents required will be emailed or posted to you when you make an appointment.
There is a fee for an individual application and a sliding scale for joint and family applications. The checking service fee will be taken by card when the appointment is made.
|Chargeable fee to customer inclusive of VAT|
|Adult who submits a single application pays one fee||£57||£58||£59|
|Husband and wife or civil partners living together who apply at the same time pay one fee||£81||£100||£105|
|Husband and wife or civil partners (and up to 2 children)||£100||£150||£155|
|Additional children on parents application||£21 per child||£23 per child||£24 per child|
|One or more children under the age of 18 who apply separately from their parents||£21 per child||£23 per child||£24 per child|
The Home Office fee will be taken separately at your appointment.
Book an appointment
This service is available by appointment only, please contact Customer Services to make an appointment. Calls can be taken from 8:30 to 16:45. The checking service fee will be taken by card when the appointment is made.
If you will require any special assistance at your appointment, please tell us at the time of booking the appointment
Application forms can be obtained from the Home Office website.