Apply for British citizenship

We welcome and support any resident who wishes to apply for British citizenship.

There are three ways you can apply for citizenship:

  • by yourself through UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) - see GOV.UK
  • by using an agent or representative - information is available on GOV.UK
  • by using our Nationality Checking Service

We also offer the European Passport Return Service to copy your passport and submit documents after you have completed an online citizenship application. This service costs £20 per applicant.

We do not currently offer the Nationality Document Return Service but we plan on introducing this later in the year.

When you have received your Home Office invitation letter with your unique Home Office reference number, you will be ready to book your ceremony. Once approved by UKVI you have three months in which to attend a ceremony.

You can read more about the ceremony and how to book in our Citizenship ceremonies section.