You must pay a fee to order a replacement registration or naturalisation certificate, or to correct mistakes on a certificate.
How you order a certificate depends on when you became a citizen.
If you became a citizen after 30 September 1986
Replace a lost or damaged certificate
It costs £250 to replace a lost or damaged certificate.
You can either:
You can get help completing the online form if you do not feel confident using a computer or do not have access to one.
Follow these steps to apply by post:
Download and complete an application for duplicate citizenship certificate.
Complete the payment slip with the correct fee for a ‘duplicate certificate’ (£250) - you can pay by cheque, credit or debit card.
Send both forms to Department 102, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI).
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Correct mistakes on a certificate
Download and complete an application for a correction of a registration or naturalisation certificate.
Send the form and your original certificate to Department 1, UKVI.
You’ll need to pay a £250 fee if the mistake on your certificate was your fault. UKVI will send you a letter telling you if you need to pay.
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If you became a citizen on or before 30 September 1986
You can search the National Archives and order a certified copy for a:
- registration certificate issued between 1 January 1949 and 30 September 1986
- naturalisation certificate issued between 1 January 1844 and 30 September 1986
You cannot get a replacement certificate from UKVI if you became a British citizen before October 1986. Contact UKVI for help.