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Nationality checking service

We offer a checking service to help people who want to apply for British Citizenship.

Further information

What do we check?

  • your application form
  • all supporting documents are present
  • photocopy and certify your original documents (such as passports), so you xan take them back with you - instead of posting them to Home Office.

Before you book your appointment with Leicester Register Office it is important that you check to make sure that you meet all the criteria, have completed the latest application form, have all the supporting documents as from 1 March 2016. If we are unable to send your application to the Home Office, we will retain the full fee.

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

Checking service fees

Type of application Price
Single adult application £85
Single child application £85
Husband and wife or civil partners applying together £170
Husband and wife or civil partners and two children £340
Any additional children applying with the above £85

Home Office fees – from April 2017

  • Adult application - £1,282 (please note that there is no longer a reduced fee for couples applying together)
  • Child application (under 18) - £973 (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 the checking service fee, in full, for each applicant, including minors.

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 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 on the GOV.UK 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.