Nationality and Citizenship
'Windrush Generation' and British Citizenship
If you wish to apply for British Citizenship under the 'Windrush Generation', please do not use the Nationality Checking Service or NDRS and instead contact the Home Offices Commonwealth Taskforce. Their contact details are freephone 0800 678 1925, and lines are open Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm and Sundays 10am to 4pm. Alternatively please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
More information can be found on the Commonwealth citizens pages of GOV.UK (external link).
- New UK Visa and Citizenship Application Services
- Assisted Digital Service
- Lost Certificates of Naturalisation
The Nationality Checking Service and the Nationality Document Return Service have now ended nationally. For more information about British citizenship please refer to GOV.UK (external link).
Haringey continues to offer a Citizenship Ceremony on most Friday mornings and our waiting times are some of the shortest in the London area. If you wish to attend a ceremony in Haringey but you do not live here please put Haringey as the venue for your Citizenship Ceremony on your application for citizenship
From 9 November 2018, the majority of customers will complete their applications online then attend 1 of 57 new service centres in the UK, named UK Visa and Citizenship Application Services. These are managed by a commercial partner: Sopra Steria.
Customers will attend an appointment at a service centre to submit their biometric information (photo and fingerprints), and supporting evidence (including proof of identity). To learn more about the new services please visit the new front end services pages on the GOV.UK website (external link).
UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) have set up an Assisted Digital support service that is available to customers who do not have the appropriate access, skills or confidence to complete an online application form. The Assisted Digital Service aims to ensure that nobody is excluded from making an immigration application due to a lack of digital skills or access to a computer. Eligible customers are offered telephone support, or face to face support at a library or their home, to help them access and complete the online form.
This service does not provide immigration advice.
For more information and contact details, see the Assisted Digital service pages on the GOV.UK website (external link).
- Phone: 03333 445 675
- Text message: text the word 'VISA' to 07537 416 944
- Email: email@example.com
Replacement certificates can be obtained for a fee from the Home Office. Get a replacement UK citizenship certificate via the GOV.UK website (external link).
Please note: we do not offer a service to get British Passports. If you require a British Passport, please contact HM Passport Office (external link) for further information.
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