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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.

We hold monthly group ceremonies at York Mansion House. If you are unable to attend a group ceremony, for an additional fee, you can arrange a private ceremony at York Register Office.

If you have received your letter from the Home Office inviting you to attend a ceremony, please email: In your email please remember to include your name and telephone number and a member of the team will contact you to arrange your ceremony.

Also see

York Register Office

56 Bootham, York, YO30 7DA

Telephone: 01904 553190