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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

Authorised by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) - Ref no F200600150

Booking an appointment for nationality checking service:

If you would like to book an appointment please call 0113 378 9663.

Our opening hours are:

Monday to Thursday: 8:30am to 4:30pm
Friday: 9:30am to 4:30pm

Please note that it is not possible to book an appointment in person at 2 Great George Street.

You can now apply for a British passport when you submit your citizenship application. Please see the "How can I apply for a British passport?" section below for more information.


Click to expandHow can I apply for a British Passport?


You can submit a passport application at the same time that you apply to be a British Citizen.
We will forward your passport application form and payment details to the Home Office along with the NCS application form.

If you wish to use this service you will need to pay a fee of £10 per application in addition to the standard NCS fees. Please note we can only offer this service in conjunction with an NCS application.

Please read the guidance on How to fill in the passport application (PDF 23KB) before completing the passport application form.​​

Click to expandWhat 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.​

Click to expandWhat does it cost to have my application form checked?

Checking fee:

£90 for each adult application
£45 for each child application

£10 per applicant + relevant fee(s) above to check application for a British Passport.

You will need to pay the checking fee when we call you back to make your appointment. This is a non-refundable fee.​​​​

Click to expandWhat does it cost to apply for British Citizenship?

​You will also need to pay the Home Office for processing your application.

We will send your payment to the Home Office with your application.

Home Office fees must be paid by either a debit or credit card or a cheque made payable to: The Accounting Officer, Home Office.

We cannot send cash to the Home Office.

Click to expandWhat 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

Click to expandWhere will my appointment be?

Your appointment will be at:

Leeds Register Office
City Centre One Stop Centre
2 Great George Street

Click to expandCan I change my appointment date?

​Appointments can only be changed once and you must give at least 48 hours notice. We cannot refund your checking fee if you do not attend your appointment.​

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