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Nationality checking service

If you are applying for British citizenship we can:
  • check that your application form has been filled in correctly
  • copy and certify your original documents
  • send it for you to the Home Office by secure mail.
Booking an appointment for Nationality checking service: 
If you would like to book an appointment, please call 0113 222 4408 and select the option for Nationality checking service.

Please ensure you leave your full name and the telephone number where we can contact you and a qualified advisor will call you back within 10 working days to book your appointment. 
What does it cost to have your application form checked? 
Checking fee:
  • £80 for each adult application
  • £40 for each child application
You will need to pay the checking fee when we call you back to make your appointment. This is a non-refundable fee.
What does it cost to apply for British Citizenship? 
You will also need to pay the Home Office for processing your application. More information about Home Office fees can be found using the external links section on this page. 

We will send your payment to the Home Office with your application. 
Home Office fees must be paid by either:
  • a credit or debit card
  • or a cheque made payable to: The Accounting Officer, Home Office. 
We cannot send cash to the Home Office.
Where will my appointment be? 
Leeds Register Office 
City Centre One Stop Centre 
2 Great George Street

What is the Nationality Checking Service?

The Nationality checking service will check your application form after you have filled in the form. We will copy your documents and certify them so you don't need to send the original documents. We will send your application form to the Home Office using secure mail.​

Why do I have to pay to have my form checked?

We charge for this service to pay for a qualified advisor to check your documents and then the administration cost of copying documents and posting the application securely to the Home Office.

Why do I have to pay fees in advance?

All services for registrars must be paid for in advance to reduce administration and recovery costs. Appointments and services will only take place once a full payment is made.

Why do I have to pay to have my form checked?

If your application form is filled in wrongly then the application may fail. We will check that you have filled it in correctly although we cannot guarantee that your application will succeed. We will also check that you have included the correct documents. We will take copies of your documents so you that you can keep the originals.​

Why do I have to book an appointment?

An advisor will need to sit with you in a private area and take time to check all of the details you wrote onto your application form.

Who will contact me to make an appointment?

One of our qualified registrars advisors will call you to make your appointment. You must make sure that you are available to answer your telephone when we call you.

If we can't contact you by the number you provided then we will cancel your request to make an appointment and you will need to call us again. ​

What documents do I need to take to my appointment?

You need to bring with you:
-your British Citizenship application form
-the supporting documents, more information can be found in the external link section 
- method of payment such as debit or credit card or cheque book to pay the Home office for processing your application 

UK Visa forms information

What happens once my application has been checked?

If your application form and supporting documents are correct, we will send these to the Home Office. ​

Can you tell me more about the Life in the UK test?

We cannot give you information about the Life in the UK test.  You can only book this test online using the official web site which can be found in the external link section on this page  ​

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