Nationality Document Return Service (NDRS)


The nationality document return service allows you to keep your documents while your online application for British citizenship is being processed. You can also include family members who are included in your online application.

Requirements to book an appointment:

Appointments must be made with Barnet within 10 days of making the application online for either AN or MN1 online.  Please call us on 020 8359 2074 for an appointment.


Documents which you must bring to the appointment:

  • The completed checklist which you will print out once your application has been made online
  • Referee pages printed, signed and dated (with 2 passport pictures attached to the forms)
  • Indefinite Leave to Remain card or Permanent Residence Card
  • Life in the UK test and Knowledge of Life and Language
  • Passports covering your residency period of 5 years or alternative documentation as specified
  • Please note if your nationality application is unsuccessful, the passport fee will not be refunded

Costs to book the appointment

Costs per application is £70.00; this payment is taken in advance at the time of booking your appointment.  In addition to these fees there will be costs of postage to the Home Office depending on the weight of your documents, this residual fee will be payable at the time of your appointment:  All fees should be paid by debit or credit card.

Cost of the NDRS appointment

Cost of the Passport Checking Service (JCAP)

Weight of documents

(one off charge)

Total cost based on one application plus variable postage costs according to weight

£50.00 per applicant

£10.00 per applicant

Up to 1KG £10.00




Up to 2KG £15.00




From 5KG – 10KG £27.00




10KG and above £42.00


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