Replace or correct a UK citizenship certificate

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.

Help completing the online form
visa@we-are-digital.co.uk
Text: ‘VISA’ to 07537 416 944
Telephone: 03333 445 675
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Follow these steps to apply by post:

  1. Download and complete an application for duplicate citizenship certificate.

  2. Complete the payment slip with the correct fee for a ‘duplicate certificate’ (£250) - you can pay by cheque, credit or debit card.

  3. Send both forms to Department 102, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI).

Department 102
UKVI
The Capital
New Hall Place
Liverpool
L3 9PP

You must tell the police if your certificate has been stolen.

Correct mistakes on a certificate

  1. Download and complete an application for a correction of a registration or naturalisation certificate.

  2. Send the form and your original certificate to Department 1, UKVI.

  3. 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.

Department 1
UKVI
The Capital
New Hall Place
Liverpool
L3 9PP

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.