Form

Application to register as British citizen: form RS1

Apply to become a British citizen again after giving up (renouncing) citizenship. You can apply online or download a form.

Documents

Application for registration as a British citizen by a person after renunciation: form RS1

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Guidance on registering as a British citizen using form RS1 after making a declaration of renunciation

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Details

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 this form if you previously renounced your British citizenship and now want to get it back. You should also read the guidance.

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 1 June 2010
Last updated 2 October 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated form RS1.
  2. Updated with link to new online application form.
  3. Updated form and guidance
  4. First published.