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North Yorkshire County Council works in partnership with the UK Border Agency to offer a nationality checking service. The service checks applications for British Citizenship to ensure all the paperwork is correct before the application is submitted to the Home Office.
The nationality checking service was set up to help ensure that your citizenship application is properly completed and submitted with all the relevant supporting documents.
North Yorkshire County Council can check your application at one of our registration offices on a certain day of the week, to find out which day these checks are carried out please see below. Our staff are trained and registered to check and forward your application. They will photocopy and certify your passport and other valuable documents so that they stay with you for safekeeping and send your application and fee to the Home Office by special delivery.
Using the nationality checking service is optional. You can apply directly to the Home Office yourself or use a solicitor or other agent if you prefer.
How do I use the nationality checking service?
You will need to make an appointment to use the nationality checking service, without an appointment you will not be seen. To make your appointment please see the contact details below.
Do I have to pay for the nationality checking service?
Our nationality checking service fees from April 2012 are:
The checking service fee must be paid at the time the appointment is made.
The County Council do not make a profit from providing the nationality checking service.
If the Home Office approves your application for British citizenship you will be required to attend a citizenship ceremony, which can be held at one of our registration offices.
You may specify your preferred venue at the time of your application. If you don't indicate a preference you will automatically be allocated the closest venue to where you live.
Feedback, suggestions and complaints
We welcome your feedback, suggestions and any complaints you may have regarding the nationality checking service. Details on how to contact us with your comments can be located below.
The Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner
You can find more information about the nationality checking service from the frequently asked questions below.
Nationality checking - frequently asked questions