Nationality and Citizenship
Important information - COVID-19
Citizenship Ceremonies during the coronavirus pandemic
The Home Office has extended all Certificates of Naturalisation by three months from their original expiry dates. You now have six months from when you were approved by the Home Office to have a Citizenship Ceremony.
If your certificate is due to expire or if you have an urgent need, please email firstname.lastname@example.org giving details of the urgency and your telephone number, and we will contact you once we can assist you.
Currently all group Citizenship Ceremonies are suspended.
Please do not come to George Meehan House as you will not be seen unless we have already made an arrangement with you.
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).
- Citizenship Ceremonies
- European Union Digital ID Verification Service (EUSS)
- New UK Visa and Citizenship Application Services
- Assisted Digital Service
- Lost Certificates of Naturalisation
- 'Windrush Generation' and British Citizenship
Important: all Citizenship Ceremonies are currently suspended- see the information above.
Please note that you have six months from being approved by the Home Office to have your ceremony.
- If you wish to have your ceremony in Haringey please put Haringey down as the preferred location for your ceremony when applying to the Home Office for British Citizenship via GOV.UK (external link)
- If you have been approved for British Citizenship and need to book your citizenship ceremony with us, please see our British Citizenship page
The European Union Digital ID Verification Service is currently suspended. Haringey Register Office is now offering the EU ID Verification Service for Haringey residents that need their passport or biometric ID details capturing as part of their application for EU / EEA Settled and Pre Settled Status.
This service is aimed mainly at people that do not have a smart phone and or are unable to capture their own details. If you wish to use the EU ID Verification Service please send an email to email@example.com giving us your:
- Contact details
- When you can and cannot attend (note all appointments will be Monday to Friday
We will then get back to you within five working days to confirm a time and date for you to come in and see us, evidence of Haringey residency will be required. More information about EUSS can be found on GOV.UK (external link).
There is further information and support available for Haringey residents and businesses on our Brexit and EU Settled status page.
Since 9 November 2018, the majority of customers are required to 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. The Nationality Checking Service has been discontinued.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
If you wish to apply for British Citizenship under the 'Windrush Generation', please 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 email@example.com
More information can be found on the Commonwealth citizens pages of GOV.UK (external link).
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