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Do I have to pay for the Nationality Checking Service?

Yes, you will need to make this payment by telephone prior to the appointment.  

The fee structure is subject to annual review:-

  • Single adult - 90
  • Single person under 18 - 48
  • Couples - 144
  • Family - 216 (2 adults and 2 under 18s)

An additional fee of 12 per applicant is payable for Joint Citizenship and Passport (JCAP).

If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, a minimum of 5 working days notice is required.  For cancellations, you will receive a refund less a 15.00 administration fee for each applicant.  The first reschedule is free of charge, after which a 15 administration fee is added to all subsequent reschedules.

If you do not attend the appointment or arrive late resulting in the appointment not being able to proceed (at least 60 minutes is needed for a Single applicant) then no refund will be made.

Please note that this fee is separate from the citizenship application fee (payable to the Home Office) which can be viewed by following this link http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/britishcitizenship/applying/cost/

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