1. Overview

There are different ways of becoming a British citizen. Some people can ‘register’ as one.

Registering as a British citizen is usually simpler than becoming naturalised, but you must be eligible.

You may be eligible if:

As well as belonging to one of these groups there are other eligibility rules for each category.

The rules are different if you’ve previously renounced your British citizenship.

Registration fees

Application Cost
Each adult £823
Each child £669
If child becomes 18 during application process £80 each child (for citizenship ceremony)

How to pay

You must pay the fee in full when you send in your application.

Use the payment slip.

In most cases you won’t get a refund if your application is refused. Read the guidance notes carefully before applying.