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

The number of services we provide in relation to citizenship and passport applications is subject to change, as more processes are made available online through GOV.UK or the Home Office.

Please check before attending at York Register Office, as we may not be able to provide support for your application.

European passport return service

We provide a European passport return service for holders of European Economic Area (EEA) or Swiss passports.

We can send a 'certified copy' of your passport (and supporting documents) to the Home Office, on your behalf, meaning you can keep your passport while your application is processed.

We cannot check or offer guidance on your application.

See Register Office fees for details of costs relating to the European passport return service.

Joint citizenship and passport applications

York Register Office no longer offer the joint citizenship and passport applications service.

Applications now need to be completed online, before attending 1 of 57 new service centres in the UK named UK Visa and Citizenship Application Services.

You will 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 Visas and Immigration's new front end 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.

You can find information about how to apply to become a British citizen on GOV.UK.

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