Nationality & immigration

Naturalisation application checking and sending services are no longer provided by local authorities. Please check application routes and services available on gov.uk.

Citizenship Ceremonies

Once we have been notified by the Home Office that your British citizenship application has been successful, we will invite you to attend a group citizenship ceremony. You must wait to hear from us even if you have received confirmation from the Home Office. It may be that we receive your documents from the Home Office later. As soon as we receive your documents we will contact you.

European Passport Return Service (EPRS) 

Drop in service no longer available. Please book by phone.

The European Passport Return Service is for EEA, Swiss nationals and their family members to keep their passport while their online application is being processed. You can use this service if you are an EEA or Swiss national and you have applied online for a registration certificate or a document certifying permanent residence. You can also include any family members (of any nationality) who you have included in your online application.

To use this service you must:

  • hold a current EEA or Swiss passport (not ID card)
  • have completed the online application for either a permanent residence card or to register as a qualified person
  • attend the Register Office with all required documents within five working days of making your online application
  • all applicants above the age of 15 years and 6 months are required to attend.

You must bring with you:

  • A printed copy of your completed application
  • Your completed checklist and PNN reference number
  • The supporting documents in the order on the checklist (we will not make copies or check these)
  • Two passport sized photographs
  • Your current passport

Call 0118 937 3533 to book an appointment

See our fees and charges page.

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