Overview and fees

You may be eligible to apply to ‘register’ as a British citizen if you’re not recognised as a citizen of any country (‘stateless’).

How you apply depends on when and where you were born.

This is one way to apply for British citizenship. Check if you’re eligible another way.

How much it costs

It costs £1,206 to apply if you’re 18 or over.

It costs £1,012 if you’re under 18.

Children who turn 18 during the application process will have to pay an extra £80 for a citizenship ceremony.

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

After you’ve applied you must also pay £19.20 to have your biometric information (fingerprints and a photo) taken. You’ll be sent a letter explaining what to do.

You may be able to apply for a different type of British nationality, instead of citizenship, if you’re stateless.