Nationality Checking Service

We can review your British citizenship application, certify your documents and return them to you whilst your application is considered by the Home Office.

Some applications for British Citizenship will enable you to send your application to The Home Office using the Nationality Checking Service.

Using the Nationality checking service doesn't guarantee your application for citizenship will be successful. You must meet all the requirements as specified in the guidance document before making an appointment.

First, you need to fill out an application form and get the appropriate documents, either by:

The form will explain what you need to do and the documents required.

You can only make an appointment after you've completed the form.

Call 0345 607 2050 between 9am and 4pm, Monday to Friday to make an appointment.

Appointments are held at the Ipswich Register office, Grimwade Street, Ipswich IP4 1LP.

At the appointment we'll:

  • review your application form
  • check you have enclosed the correct fee
  • copy your supporting documents and return them to you
  • send your application to the Home Office (after the appointment)


From 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018.

  • Adult: £70
  • Child: (under 18) £40

Both fees include VAT.

You pay when you book your appointment and you can pay by:

  • cash
  • debit/credit card