British Citizenship Fees and Applications as of April 2020
All British citizenship fees must be paid in full at the time that you send your application to the home office.
When you Pay your British Citizenship Fees
If you do not pay these fees at the time of your application your application will be regarded as invalid and you will be charged a £25 administration fee.
Fees should be paid by cheque or credit card, as you are discouraged to pay with cash.
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Are British Citizenship Fees Refundable?
The total fee you must pay for your British citizenship application is made up of two separate elements.
The first element of the fee is the fee for handling and processing your application. This part is never refundable, even if you withdrew your application or if you were rejected your citizenship.
The second element of the fee is the citizen ceremony fee and is paid by applicants who must attend a citizenship ceremony.
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British Citizenship Fees List
These British Citizenship fees are in effect since the 29th of March 2019.
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|Application for right of abode:||£372|
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|Naturalisation as a British overseas territory citizen:||£1,000|
|Registering as a British overseas territory citizen:||£901|
|Service name||Our price|
|Child application for British Citizenship:||£1,012|
|Child registration as a British overseas territory citizen:||£810|
If the child turns 18 during the application process they should pay an additional £80.
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|Duplication of certificate:||£250|
|Confirmation of status as a British Citizen:||£250|
|Reconsideration of an application for naturalisation:||£372|
|Reconsideration of an application for registration:||£372|
|Correction to Nationality certificate:||£250|
Increases to British Citizenship Fees
Each year all immigration fees are reviewed and amended to what is considered in line with inflation and fees for British citizenship applications have risen significantly since 2011. The new prices will then be published by the Home Office before they come into effect.
On the 6th of April 2018 the fees in many categories went up by as much as four percent. In 2019 fees largely stayed the same, in 2020 no new fees were announced.
When can I Apply for British Citizenship?
You can apply for British citizenship if you have been living in the UK for five or more years and you have had indefinite leave to remain for at least the last 12 months or you are from the EEA and you had permanent residence status for the last 12 months.
You may also be eligible if you are the spouse or partner of a British citizen and you have been living in the UK for the last three years either on indefinite leave to remain or a permanent residence document if you are from the EEA.
Lastly, you may also be eligible to apply for British citizenship if you:
- Have a British parent, or British parents
- You have another type of British nationality
- You are currently stateless
- You have previously renounced your UK citizenship
EU Citizens Applying for British Citizenship
In the wake of the Brexit vote, the number of EU citizens living in the UK has risen sharply.
With ongoing uncertainty over a final Brexit settlement and agreement on European citizens living in the UK applying for citizenship has become an attractive option for many.
In general, if you are a national of the EEA and you have been a resident in the UK for a period of six years you may be eligible for British citizenship.
In addition to your residence in the UK for the six-year period you must also have held a permanent residence status for at least 12 months prior to your British citizenship application.
We can guide you through the process of applying for British citizenship, so you have the best chance of a successful outcome.
Naturalisation or Registration for British Citizenship
There are different ways you can become a British citizen. You can become a British citizen either by naturalisation or registration.
Application for Naturalisation
You would generally go through the naturalisation route after you resided in the UK for the minimum qualifying period of five years and you have already attained indefinite leave to remain at least one year ago.
During the qualifying period of five years you must not have left the country for more than 450 days during that period. You must furthermore not have left the UK for more than 90 days in the 12-month period before your application while you were in the UK under indefinite leave to remain.
Registration as a British Citizen
You can apply to be registered as a British citizen if you were born on or after the 1st of January 1983 and your parents were not British or settled in the UK, after one or both your parents have permanently settled in the UK.
Applying for British Citizenship with AWH Solicitors
The process of applying for British citizenship is complicated, lengthy and expensive.
Becoming a British citizen is undoubtedly an incredibly important achievement in your life, so taking all necessary steps correctly to ensure the application process goes smoothly and the outcome is in your favour is crucial.
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How we can Support you
Expert immigration solicitors can help you achieve the best chance at a successful outcome. They ensure there are no administrative errors in your application, that you have provided all the evidence required, that you match all the eligibility requirements, and that you follow the correct procedures throughout your application process.
When any complications arise during the application process, you do not meet all the eligibility requirements or you do not have the evidence required, they can provide you with solid advice and guidance on how to proceed with your application.
How we have Supported Previous Clients
We have successfully guided many applicants and their families through their visa applications, citizenship applications and appeal processes.
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