You should bring your completed citizenship application form.
Form AN for adults and form MN1 for under 18s. Application forms are updated regularly, please complete the latest version before attending your NCS appointment.
You can download these forms from the Home Office website.
You should also bring your evidence of 'Settled Status'. This will be your 'Permanent Residence Card' for Europeans or your 'Indefinite Leave to Remain' for non-Europeans.
We will require to see your 'Pass Notification Letter' that confirms successful completion of the 'Life in the UK' test. This test does not apply to applicants under 18 or over 65 years old. Please note that the original will be retained and forwarded to the Home Office with your application.
We also need to see evidence of residence in the UK for the previous five years prior to the date your application will be received by the Home Office or three years for those applying based on marriage to a British Citizen. For example, for an application received by the Home Office on 10 March 2016, a passport or alternative evidence is required for 10 March 2011 (or 2013) to 10 March 2016.
Primary evidence of residence is a passport. If your passports were not valid for all of the five years (or three years) then you must produce alternative evidence of residence. Please see the final three pages of Form AN for more information.
Further information on supporting documents will be provided when you contact the Nationality Checking Service to book an appointment.
At the appointment, your supporting documents will be photocopied and certified, ready for sending with your application to the Home Office. All of your original documents will be returned to you at the appointment, except your 'Life in the UK' test, which is retained.