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Get help applying for British citizenship

See what your options are if you want to apply for British citizenship.

We no longer offer the Nationality Document Return Service, the Nationality Checking Service or the Settlement Checking Service.

UK Visa and Citizenship Application Services

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, 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).

Assisted Digital Service

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 service aims to ensure that nobody is excluded from making an immigration application due to 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.

Learn more about the Assisted Digital Service

Telephone: 03333 445 675

Text message: text the word “VISA” to 0753 741 6944

Email: [email protected] (please include your telephone number)

Published: 7 January 2021

Last updated: 1 October 2023