We provide the nationality checking service to help you check and send your citizenship application. We can also check applications for your first British passport at your appointment.
Please note that we do not provide an advice service or give you an indication of whether your application to the Home Office will be successful.
All applicants are personally responsible for satisfying themselves that they fully meet the requirements for citizenship and that the local authority bears no responsibility for the outcome of the application.
If an application is refused, the Borough of Poole is not liable for the refund of any fees incurred and any queries must be referred to the Home Office.
You don't have to use the nationality checking service to apply for citizenship. Find out ways to apply for citizenship on GOV.UK.
Book an appointment
To use the nationality checking service, you need to book an appointment with us.
Call us on 01202 633726
Fax: 01202 633725
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Come and book an appointment at our office:
Poole Registration Service
Before the appointment
Before you come to your nationality checking service appointment, you must complete Form AN: Application for Naturalisation as a British Citizen and bring it with you.
You must sign the declaration at the back of Form AN to confirm that you understand it.
You must personally check that you meet the nationality requirements before your appointment. We will tell you which documents you need to bring with you to the appointment.
We cannot give you any nationality advice. If you need nationality advice, you should contact the Home Office on 0300 123 2253.
At your nationality checking service appointment, we will ask you to sign our Client Care Records. This is to show that you agree with what we have said in your appointment.
Cost of the nationality checking service
Our current fees are:
- £80 for an adult application
- £40 for a child application
- £10 for a first passport application at the time of the nationality checking service appointment
This service is only available to people at the time of applying for British Citizenship.
Please pay when you book your appointment.
You also need to pay the costs of applying for a citizenship application.
Advice about nationality
We can't give you advice about nationality.
If you need advice, you can phone the Home Office on 0300 123 2253. Lines are open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday and 9am to 4.30pm Friday.
Page last updated: 01 February 2018