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The Home Office deals with all applications for British Citizenship.

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The Home Office deals with all applications for British Citizenship.

Please visit the British Citizenship pages on GOV.UK for:

  • information on eligibility
  • application forms
  • information on fees

Checking your application documents

Over the next months, the majority of paper application forms will be withdrawn and you will need to apply online.

For this reason, we no longer provide the following services to check paper documents:

  • nationality checking service
  • national document return service

The government’s new UK Visa and Citizenship Application Service (UKVCAS) provides a range of services to help you with your online application.

Over the next months, the majority of paper application forms will be withdrawn and you will need to apply online.

For this reason, we no longer provide the following services to check paper documents:

  • nationality checking service
  • national document return service

The government’s new UK Visa and Citizenship Application Service (UKVCAS) provides a range of services to help you with your online application.

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Information updated on 24 November 2020

Arranging your group Citizenship Ceremony

If you have received an email from the Home Office (Invitation Letter) Inviting you to contact us to arrange your Citizenship Ceremony, please telephone us on 020 8496 2724.

We will Check that your Naturalization certificate is in our possession and offer you the next available date for you to attend your ceremony.

At present we hold small group ceremonies at the Register Office. Please ensure that you bring a paper copy of the invitation letter when you attend.

A private citizenship ceremony costs £100 per person. A Saturday private citizenship ceremony costs £150 per person. There is no charge for children under 18 years of age.

If you live in a different borough, you can have your ceremony in Waltham Forest, with approval from the Home Office.

To arrange your a Private Citizenship Ceremony please call the Citizenship team on 020 8496 2724.

A naturalisation certificate proves you’re a British citizen with the right to have a British passport and vote. You will be presented with your certificate at the citizenship ceremony.​

For information about European passport return service (ERPS) please see the GOV.UK website

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Register Office

Email: Register.Office@walthamforest.gov.uk

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