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Nationality checking

If you are applying for British citizenship, we can check that you have completed your application to the Home Office correctly, with all the necessary documents and the right fee.
British passport

What happens at your appointment

We will:
  • check your citizenship application form to make sure and that you have completed all the necessary sections correctly
  • verify and certify your documents and give them back to you
  • take the Home Office fee from you
  • send your application and the fee to the Home Office by Special Delivery.
By using this service, the Home Office may be able to deal with your application more quickly because we will check it is correct before we send it.

You can also keep hold of your documents (such as your passport) rather than sending them to the Home Office.


Joint Citizenship and Passport Service (JCAP)

You are now able to apply for your UK passport at the same time as you submit your application for citizenship.

We can only accept passport applications as part of a joint nationality checking service.

You can obtain a passport application pack from the Post Office.

Your passport application will not be processed until the successful outcome of your citizenship application. If your application for citizenship is successful, and once you have attended your citizenship ceremony, your new passport will then be posted to you. Please allow up to four weeks to be issued.

The passport application fee will not be refunded if your application for citizenship is unsuccessful.

GOV.UK guidance on how to fill in your passport applicationWe have some additional guidance to help with your passport application.

What you must bring to your appointment

If your application form is incorrect or incomplete, or you do not bring along the right supporting documents, you will have to book a new appointment and pay the appointment fee again.

You must bring with you:
If you are unsure about any sections of the form, leave them blank and complete them at your appointment.


Appointment fee (our fee)

The fees for our nationality checking service are:
  • Adults - £65
  • Children - £40

The fees for our JCAP service are:

  • Per person - £15

You must pay the fees using a credit or debit card at the time of booking.

Citizenship application fee (Home Office fee)

You will be asked to pay this fee by cheque, credit card or debit card at your appointment.
Find out the current citizenship application fees

Passport application fee (Home Office fee)

You will be asked to pay this fee by cheque, credit card or debit card at your appointment.

  • Standard passport (32 pages) fee for an adult is £72.50
  • Jumbo passport (48 pages) fee for an adult is £85.50
  • The fee for a child is £46.00

Book an appointment

Appointments are held Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 3.30pm.

You must attend your own appointment. No-one else is allowed to go on your behalf.
Book an appointment
Plese be aware that if you choose to reschedule an existing appointment your original booking will be cancelled automatically.
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