You must pay £85 to order a replacement registration or naturalisation certificate, or to correct mistakes on a certificate.

You can’t get a replacement certificate if you became a British citizen before October 1986 - contact UK Visas and Immigration for help.

You may be able to get a certified copy of registration or naturalisation certificates from the National Archives if:

  • the registration certificate was issued between 1 January 1949 and 30 September 1986
  • the naturalisation certificate was issued between 1 January 1844 and 30 September 1986
  • it is needed for legal reasons

Replace a lost or damaged certificate

  1. Download and complete ‘Application for duplicate citizenship certificate’ (PDF, 41KB).

  2. Complete the payment slip on the fees leaflet (PDF, 1MB). The fee is £85 - you can pay by cheque, or credit/debit card.

  3. Send both forms and your cheque (if applicable) to the following address.

Home Office
PO Box 306
Dept 102
Liverpool
L2 0QN

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

Replace a certificate issued outside the UK

You must contact the British High Commission that issued the original certificate.

Correct mistakes on a certificate

  1. Write a letter that explains what the mistakes are on the certificate.

  2. Include evidence of the mistake, eg proof that your name has been spelt incorrectly.

  3. Complete the payment slip on the fees leaflet (PDF, 1MB). The fee is £85 and you can pay by cheque, or credit/debit card.

  4. Send the above documents, the original certificate and your cheque (if applicable) to the following address.

Home Office
PO Box 306
Dept 102
Liverpool
L2 0QN

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