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.
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.
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.
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
5th Floor, Counting House
53 Tooley Street
You can find more information about the nationality checking service from the frequently asked questions below.
Harrogate register office - nationality checking serviceregistrars.harrogate@northyork...
Tel: 0845 034 9480
Fax: 01423 502105
Northallerton registration office - nationality checking serviceregistrars.northallerton@north...
Tel: 01609 532601 or 2602
Fax: 01609 532096
Scarborough registration office - nationality checking serviceregistrars.scarborough@northyo...
Tel: 0845 034 9486
Fax: 01723 350436
Selby registration office - nationality checking firstname.lastname@example.org...
Tel: 0845 034 9487
Fax: 01757 705133