Rearranging your appointment
If you need to rearrange your appointment please telephone 01482 300 300. The fee payable is transferable as long as we are given five working days notice of this requirement.
When you attend your appointment
Appointments are approximately 40 minutes. You must attend to make your application in person. If you are married or in a civil partnership both of you must visit in person. Children under 18 years old do not have to be present.
You need to bring the following with you -
- completed citizenship application form
- all the necessary documents as explained in the application form guide notes
- the citizenship application fee (payable to the Home Office)
If you do not have all of the necessary information we will not be able to continue with your appointment and you may have to pay an additional appointment fee if you need to attend another appointment.
Your application and advice about nationality
We will not be able to provide advice on nationality matters. For this you will be directed to the Home Office.
NCS is not a priority service for processing your application with the Home Office. However, complete and accurate forms are processed, on average, more quickly than those that are incomplete or which need further enquiries.
Using the service does not guarantee an application will be successful. The service checks the application has been completed correctly and it is then passed on to Home Office caseworkers who will consider the application and make a decision.
The time it takes for the Home Office to deal with an application can vary according to individual circumstances and other factors such as the number of applications under consideration at a particular time.
If your application is successful and you are over 18 you will be invited to attend a citizenship ceremony to complete the final stage in becoming a British citizen.
The certificate of naturalisation is presented at the citizenship ceremony. People aged under 18 years do not have to attend a ceremony but can do if they wish.
You are usually invited to attend a ceremony in your local registration district, however it is possible as part of the application to specify a preferred district.
Find out more about citizenship ceremonies in Hull