Nationality checking service

The nationality checking service is available in Leicester for people applying for British citizenship. For a set fee, we check your application form, ensure all supporting documents are present and photocopy and certify your original documents (such as passports), so you can take them away with you, instead of posting them to the Home Office.

Further information

It is your responsibility to make sure you meet the current criteria for English requirements before you attend an appointment with us.  If we are unable to send your application because you do not meet these requirements you will not be eligible for a deposit refund.

As this is a very popular service, appointments are limited and are offered on a first come first served basis.

Checking service fees

  • Single adult application - £75
  • Single child application - £75
  • Husband and wife or civil partners applying together - £150
  • Husband and wife or civil partners and two children - £300
  • Any additional children applying with the above - £75

Home Office fees – from 6 April 2015

  • Adult application - £1,005 (please note that there is no longer a reduced fee for couples applying together)
  • Child application (under 18) - £749 (please note that there is no longer a reduced fee for multiple minor applications.

When you book your appointment, you will be required to pay a £20 deposit for each applicant, including minors. This will be deducted from the total fee paid to Leicester City Council at your appointment.

Fees may be paid over the telephone by debit/credit card or in person at this office by debit/credit card, cash or cheque with a guarantee card. The booking fee will be forfeited for non-attendance or late attendance of your appointment, or if you do not continue with your application. There is no longer a reduced fee for couples applying together, or for multiple child applications.

Naturalisation application forms

We are no longer able to supply naturalisation application forms. They are only now available from the Home Office website which is linked at the top of this page.

Our register office is unable to download and print forms for applicants.

All staff undertaking this service are authorised advisors registered with the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC). OISC Organisation Reference Number: F200500174.

Booking an appointment

To book an appointment for the Nationality Checking Service, please telephone Customer Services on 0116 454 1000