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British citizenship and UK passport applications

Applications for British citizenship and UK passports can be made online, using the GOV.UK website:

apply to become a British citizen

apply for or renew a UK passport

We cannot check or offer guidance on your application.

Citizenship and passport services at York Register Office

We are changing the number of services we provide in relation to citizenship and passport applications, as more processes are made available online through GOV.UK or the Home Office, so please check before attending York Register Office as we may not be able to provide support for your application.

Joint citizenship and passport applications

York Register Office no longer offers the joint citizenship and passport application service. Applications now need to be completed online, before attending 1 of 57 new service centres known as UK Visa and Citizenship Application Centres.

You'll need to attend an appointment at a service centre to submit your biometric information (photo and fingerprints), and supporting evidence including proof of identity.

Learn more about UK Visa and Immigration's new services on GOV.UK.

Nationality application checking service

York Register Office no longer carry out nationality application checks or offer the nationality document return service.

Find more information about how to apply to become a British citizen on GOV.UK.

Citizenship ceremonies

Attending a citizenship ceremony is the final step in achieving British nationality. There are now 3 options available. You may choose:

A virtual ceremony by Zoom

A date for this ceremony will be arranged as soon as possible (held weekly). Instructions on how to set this up will be emailed to you once we know this is your preferred option.

*If you haven't received your zoom invite, there's a schedule in place and you'll be emailed approximately10 minutes before the ceremony is due to start.

A private citizenship ceremony at York Register Office

You can bring one guest to this ceremony. Please see our fees for current charges. If you choose this ceremony we'll be in touch with you to confirm a time and date.

A small (socially distanced) group ceremony at The Mansion House

The dates of the monthly ceremony are still to be confirmed. If you choose a group ceremony we'll be in touch with you to confirm the time and date. You will be expected to attend the ceremony alone. Social distancing will be adhered to in these circumstances.

Also see

York Register Office

56 Bootham, York, YO30 7DA

Telephone: 01904 654477