Nationality checking service

If you complete your British Nationality application online, the local authority can certify your original documentation and complete a British passport application for you.

All originals will have to be sent to the Home Office.

If you would like to use the Nationality Checking Service using the paper format to make your application we will not be able to appky for your british passport at the same time.  you can print the form from

The nationality checking service provided by Barnet can help reduce unnecessary delays in the process of applying for British citizenship by:

  • checking that your application form is correctly completed
  • copying and returning your supporting documents
  • making sure that your application submitted to UK Visas and Immigration is valid, and the requirements for citizenship are met

This is not a fast track service, but applications that are accurate and complete tend to be handled quickly and without further enquiries from UK Visas and Immigration.

We will not give you nationality advice.

Application forms

You must fill in the correct application form. These forms and guidance notes are available from the Home Office for:

We recommend that you read the Home Office guidance notes and ensure you have all correct documentation to support your application.


The service is available by appointment only. Children under 18 years of age do not need to be present. If you make a joint adult application both applicants must attend the appointment.

Appointments are available Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm, at:

  • Hendon Town Hall, The Burroughs, London, NW4 4BG

To book an appointment please contact us on 0208 359 6400

  • you will be charged a non-refundable administrative fee to reflect the cost of providing the service. This is in addition to the application fee charged by the Home Office
  • you can reschedule your appointment. This must be done at least 48 hours in advance or you will be required to pay again.

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