Nationality document return service

The nationality document return service is available for customers who are applying online through the GOV.UK website to obtain British citizenship.  If you're submitting a paper application, please read the information on the Nationality Checking Service.

As a participating local authority we can photocopy and return your supporting documents and send them to UK Visas and Immigration for you.  We are also able to send a paper British passport application at the same time as your supporting documents if you wish.


The fee for this service is £70 per adult, and £30 per child.  If you also wish to submit a British passport application at the same time, there is an additional fee of £10 per applicant.  Paper British passport application forms are available from Post Office counters that offer the ‘Passport Check and Send’ service.

Book an appointment

To make an appointment call 0151 233 3004. At present, we can only offer appointments on a Tuesday - we are not able to offer this service on any other day of the week. 

Please note: We cannot provide advice or guidance on your application, or the types of supporting documents required.  Using a nationality document return service does not guarantee the success of your application.
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