Application for Naturalisation and Child Registration for British citizenship

Documents Required

Please find below a list of the documents required for your application for British Citizenship & Child Registration.

It should be noted that the Home Office will only accept original documents. If no original is available, photocopied documents must be a stamped certified true copy of the original. Where a document is not in English or Welsh, the original must be accompanied by a fully certified translation by a professional translator. This translation must include details of the translator’s credentials and confirmation that it is an accurate translation of the original document. It must also be dated and include the original signature of the translator.

Please note that documents listed are carefully explained whether they are mandatory or optional. You should collect as many documents as possible and use it as a checklist to ensure all documents where possible have been sent as soon as possible. Where you are unable to provide the original documents, please explain the reasons by adding your comments.
The documents we will require from you for British Citizenship are as follows:

Evidence of Applicant's Identity
DocumentsNotesType
1. Previous and Current UK Visa(s)Mandatory
2. Current PassportMandatory
3. Previous PassportsMandatory
4. Biometric Card(s)If you have OneMandatory
5. Recent Passport Photographs (x2 each)(Photo Guidance)Mandatory
6. Home Office Travel DocumentIf you have OneMandatory
7. Home Office Entitlement CardIf you have OneMandatory
8. Your Birth CertificateOptional
9. Your Driving LicenceIf you have OneOptional
10. Marriage Certificate (if you are married to a British Citizen or making a joint application)If you have OneMandatory
11. Employment Letters (for your most recent employment)Mandatory
12. Most recent Payslips or P60sMandatory
14. Pension Payments/StatementMandatory
15. HMRC Self Assessment if you are self employedIf you are Self EmployedMandatory
Children's Documents
Documents Notes Type
1. Previous and Current UK Visa(s)Mandatory
2. Current PassportMandatory
3. Previous PassportsMandatory
4. Biometric Card(s)If you have OneMandatory
5. Recent Passport Photographs (x2 each)(Photo Guidance)Mandatory
6. Home Office Travel DocumentIf you have OneMandatory
7. Home Office Entitlement CardIf you have OneMandatory
8. Birth CertificateMandatory
9. Parent’s Marriage CertificateMandatory
English Language and Knowledge of Life in the UK (for applicants aged 18 and over only)
Test Type
1. Original Life in The UK Pass CertificateMandatory
2. Confirmation of English Language at level B1 CEFR or higher or equivalentMandatory
References
1. Character Reference from a person who you know personally for a minimum of 3 years who has professional standing; and
2. Character Reference from a person, who is not a family member and who you know personally for a minimum of 3 years and is a British Citizen and either a professional person or over the age of 25
Other Documents
1. Completed Travel dates Spreadsheet (enclosed)Mandatory
2. Home Office LettersOptional
3. History of UK Immigration (Point of Entry to Present Date) – Bullet PointsMandatory
4. Application Declaration Pages – please PRINT and SIGN by each applicantMandatory

All documents should be posted or scanned and emailed to us to make sure they meet the requirements.

If you are posting the documents, they should be sent to: iam (immigration and migration), Suite 8, 225 Marsh Wall, Canary Wharf, London Docklands E14 9FW. Please send this as recorded or special delivery for tracking purposes. You are not required to inform us. You can track your parcel with Royal Mail (track and trace) http://track2.royalmail.com.
Please let us know if you cannot provide anything listed in this British Citizenship or Child Registration chart and we can discuss alternative documents you may provide. Once we have received the documents, we will inform you via e-mail and update your application in our records.


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