Important customer notice

Regretfully, we are currently unable to provide the European Passport Return Service (EPRS). For details of offices which may be able to assist you, please visit the gov.uk website.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Due to staff training, the Nationality and Citizenship Service will be closed on Wednesday 12 July 2017 from 11.30am until 4.30pm. Normal service will resume on Thursday 13 July 2017.

Citizenship

Offered in partnership with the Home Office, the council checks applications for British Citizenship to ensure all the paperwork is correct before the application is submitted to the Home Office.

Joint citizenship and passport application service

You are now able to apply for your UK passport at the same time as your citizenship application. For further details please see our Joint citizenship and passport application service page.

Citizenship ceremonies

People who obtain British citizenship can choose to have their certificate presented in either a group or individual ceremony.

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