Use the nationality checking service

Using our nationality checking service can help reduce unnecessary delays when applying for British citizenship. The service is to make sure your application has been completed properly and you have all the correct paper work.

This is not a fast track service, but applications that are accurate and complete tend to be handled quickly UK Visas and Immigration.

We will:

  • copy and certify your application and documents so you can keep your original documents - (we do have to send your original Life in the UK test certificate to the Home Office)

and check you have: 

  • your correct documents 
  • completed your application forms correctly

Nationality application forms

We recommend that you read the Home Office guidance notes and make sure you have all correct paperwork to support your application.

You must fill in the correct application form. These forms and guidance notes are available on the GOV.UK website

Applying online for nationality

You can apply for citizenship by naturalisation online.

We can check your documents while the Home Office deals with your application via our Nationality Document Return Service. 

Nationality checking service appointments at Barnet Register office

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 from 9 am to 4 pm, at Hendon Town Hall (link)

To book an appointment please contact us on 0208 359 6400

At your appointment we will not give you any nationality advice. 

Changing your appointment

You can reschedule your appointment. This must be done at least 48 hours in advance or you will be required to pay again. Please contact us on 0208 359 6400

Fees for nationality checking service 

When you book your appointment we will take a non refundable fee. 

Nationality checking service fees
Application type Mon to Fri Sat
NCS adult application £60 £75
NCS child application(per child) £40 £50

Check your citizenship by naturlisation application fees on the GOV.UK website

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