When you submit your application to the Home Office to become a British citizen, you must pay all fees at this point. Failure to pay the fees will mean that your application is invalid, and you will be charged a £25 admin fee. All fees should be paid by cashiers’ check, credit card, or debit card, as cash is no longer accepted.
Are the fees refundable?
The application fee is made up of two elements:
- Handling Fee: The handling fee is for processing your application. If you withdraw your application or it is rejected, you will not get this fee back in any circumstances.
- Citizenship Ceremony: The fee relates to the ceremony when you will be sworn in as a British citizen. If you do not complete the application for British citizenship, this part of the fee may be refundable.
Home office fees from April 2023
|Naturalisation of British overseas territory citizens||£1,000|
|Nationality registration as a British citizen – adult 4||£1,206|
|Nationality registration as a British citizen – child 5||£1,012|
|The arrangement of a citizenship ceremony (including the administration of a citizenship oath and pledge at the ceremony).||£80|
|The administration of a citizenship oath, or oath and pledge where the oath, or oath and pledge, are not administered at a citizenship ceremony or by a justice of the peace.||£5|
|Nationality registration British overseas territory citizen, British overseas citizens, British Subjects, British protected persons – adult||£901|
|Nationality registration – British overseas territory citizens, British overseas citizens, British Subjects, British protected persons – child||£810|
|Renunciation of nationality||£372|
|Certificate of entitlement – (right of abode)||£372|
* Source: The British Home Office Website
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