Apply for proof that you do not have British citizenship (NQ)

Apply for confirmation that you have not gained British citizenship if you are a foreign national and have lived in the UK. You can apply online or download a form.


Confirmation of the non-acquisition of British citizenship: form NQ

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You can now apply online. The online form will ask questions that are relevant to you based on the information you enter. You can edit and download the application before it is submitted.

Use form NQ if you need to prove to the authorities in your home country that you have not become a British citizen.

Send the completed form, payment slip and correct fee to this address:

Department 101
UK Visas and Immigration
The Capital
New Hall Place
L3 9PP

Get help using a computer to apply online

You can get help completing an online immigration form if you do not feel confident using a computer or do not have access to one.

You can get help with:

  • accessing a computer or the internet
  • finding the right information on GOV.UK

You cannot use this service to get advice on:

  • whether you’re eligible to apply
  • what information to put in your application
  • an application you’ve already made

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Published 4 January 2009
Last updated 19 July 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated with link to new online application form.
  2. Application form updated with GDPR policy.
  3. Updated form NQ.
  4. First published.