Overview of the Nationality checking service

The Nationality checking service is used by the local authority to check applications for British citizenship and ultimately a British passport. You can use this service to request the local authority to accept your British citizenship and send you application off to the Home office. However you cannot use this service if you apply a certificate of entitlement to the right of abode.

The local authorities will check whether your application has been correctly completed but do not provide any assistance or advice on citizenship or on gaining a British passport.

What documents are needed?

  • Your original passport
  • Your original documents
  • A printed copy of your application form

Also another important piece of information is the service provider (in this case the local authority) must be registered with Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) to provide the checking service.

Also we would like to remind you that undergoing the checking service does not guarantee success in this application. Finally, the Home office may require additional information from the beneficiary and so will contact you.

If you would like more information on this service please contact ICS Legal. We will be able to provide you the advice that you are missing. Just visit our website https://icslegal.com/ for more information.