Citizenship ceremonies

Many congratulations if you have received a letter confirming you can attend a Citizenship Ceremony as the final stage of your application to become a British Citizen.

We currently hold our group ceremonies monthly on a Wednesday afternoon from 2pm – please phone the Register Office on 01952 382444 to speak to one of our Citizenship officers; remember to have your letter from the Home Office handy, as we will need to confirm certain information in order to book you onto our next ceremony.

If you are just starting the process of applying for British Citizenship, the following services are available from our office:

Please note: Only card payments can be taken by the Registration Service. We are unable to take cash payments.

Type of application

Fee chargeable to customer (including VAT)
Adult single application £80
Husband and wife living together who apply at the same time £140
Husband and wife (and up to two children) £165
Additional children on parents' application £35 per child

One or more children under the age of 18 who apply separately from their parents

£80 per child

Nationality document return service (until 30 November 2018)

£55, plus Special Delivery postage
European passport return service £10, plus Special Delivery postage

Home office fees from 6 April 2018
Type of application

Fee chargeable to customer (including VAT)
Adult single application £1330
Child (under 18) £1012

As of the 30 November 2018, all Local Authorities will cease to offer the Nationality Document Return Service. Customers should then apply online via the GOV.UK website for Citizenship.

As of the 31 December 2018, all Local Authorities will cease to provide the Nationality Checking Service. Customers should then only apply online via the GOV.UK website for Citizenship.

The new UK Visa and Citizenship Application Services (VCAS)

From 9 November 2018, the majority of customers will complete their applications online, then attend one of 57 new service centres in the UK called UK Visa and Citizenship Application Services and managed by commercial partner Sopra Steria. Customers will attend an appointment at a service centre to submit their biometric information (photo and fingerprints) and supporting evidence (including proof of identity). To learn more about the new services, please visit the GOV.UK website.

Assisted Digital Service

UKVI have set up an Assisted Digital support service that is available to customers who do not have the appropriate access, skills or confidence to complete an online application form. The Assisted Digital Service aims to ensure that nobody is excluded from making an immigration application due to a lack of digital skills or access to a computer. Eligible customers are offered telephone or face-to-face support at a library or in their home to help them access and complete the online form. This service does not provide immigration advice. For more information and contact details for the Assisted Digital Service, visit:

  • visit the GOV.UK website
  • phone: 03333 445675
  • text message: text the word “VISA” to 07537 416944
  • email: (Please include a telephone number you can be contacted on if possible).

Please note: Customers will not be allowed to book appointments for any LA service once they have applied online using the VCAS (FES) service.

Last updated: 3.31pm on Wednesday 3 April 2019

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