FEES WITH EFFECT FROM 6 APRIL 2014 FOR CITIZENSHIP APPLICATIONS AND THE RIGHT OF ABODE
Including reconsiderations, status checks, duplicate certificates, confirmation of the non-acquisition of British
citizenship and certificate corrections
Fees must be paid in full at the same time as you send your application(s) to the Home Office. If not, there will be a
delay in processing your application(s), until payment has been received. The only exception to this applies to
requests for a certificate correction. The fee for a certificate correction will be requested once the caseworker has
decided what correction is appropriate. Please ensure that you have sufficient funds to cover the fee payment.
Certificates of citizenship cannot be issued until fees have been received.
You may pay by cheque or credit/debit card. Please send your payment with the payment slip attached to this leaflet.
You are advised not to send cash, transcash or postal orders.
Fees are prescribed in law and only part may be refundable if applications are unsuccessful or withdrawn, except for
declarations of renunciation (see table overleaf). You should read very carefully the guides that accompany application
forms, to ensure that you meet the statutory requirements, before applying. If you are paying using a bank or credit
account which belongs to someone else, you should give their details on the payment slip in case any refund becomes
The fees shown overleaf are for applications submitted to the Secretary of State at the Home Office. Applications
submitted to a different receiving authority must be sent, or handed in to that authority. The appropriate receiving
the Home Secretary if, on the date of receipt, the applicant is in Great Britain or Northern Ireland;
the Lieutenant-Governor if, on the date of receipt, the applicant is in any of the Islands (i.e. the Channel Islands
or the Isle of Man);
iii. the appropriate Governor if, on the date of receipt, the applic