Most types of British nationality

You may be able to apply if you are one of the following:

You cannot apply if you’re a British overseas territories citizen.

If you apply this way, your children will not automatically become British if they’re born outside the UK.

How much it costs

Application Fee
Each adult £1,206
Each child £1,012
If child turns 18 during application process £80 extra for each child (for citizenship ceremony)

If you send the wrong fee your application will not be processed and you’ll have to apply again.

How to apply

Read the guidance to check if you can apply.

It may take longer than the usual 6 months to get a decision because of coronavirus (COVID-19). You’ll get extra time to provide your fingerprints, photo and additional information, and to book a citizenship ceremony. This will not affect the decision.

Fill in the form online. You’ll usually be able to keep your documents while your application is being processed.

If you live in the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man, you have to apply in person or by post instead. Check which you can do with your governor’s office.

If you live elsewhere, you can apply by post. This will take much longer than applying online because of coronavirus. Avoid applying by post, especially if you need your documents back by a specific date.

Biometric information

You must also have your biometric information (fingerprints and a photo) taken. You’ll be told how to do this after you apply.

Get help to apply online

You can get help with completing the online form if you:

  • do not feel confident using a computer or mobile device
  • do not have internet access

You can only use this service if you’re applying in the UK.

You cannot get immigration advice through this service.