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Book your appointment

1. Book your appointment

Call us on 01296 382604, between 9.30am and 2.00pm, Tuesday to Friday, to make an appointment.

Appointments are available at three registration offices:

  • Buckinghamshire Register Office in Aylesbury
  • Beaconsfield Old Town Registration Office
  • High Wycombe Library Registration Office

When booking your appointment you will need to pay the appointment fee by credit or debit card.  All fees are non-refundable.  Please see our Fees page for full details.

If you need to rearrange your appointment, you can do this up to five working days before your appointment date and time. If you rearrange your appointment with less than five working days' notice, you will have to pay another full fee when you re-book.  Please note you can only move your appointment up to three times.

Please ensure you attend on time, allowing enough time for parking and traffic delays. If you attend more than 15 minutes late you will not be seen and will lose your fee.

The Home Office fees for nationality applications do not include fees charged by Buckinghamshire County Council for the use of the Nationality Checking Service

Appointments at Short Notice

We have a limited number of appointments available at short notice.  You may be able to book an appointment within two days of contacting us. 

If you would like an appointment at short notice, just let us know when you call us.  Please note, there is an increased charge for short notice appointments and your application will not be handled any more quickly by the Home Office. 

2. Prepare your original documents

Please note that original documents must be provided as evidence; photocopies will not be accepted. We will photocopy these and return them to you at the appointment, with the exception of the Life in the UK Test Certificate. The Home Office will require the original Life in the UK test certificate, if you would like your own copy please make one prior to your appointment.

The information provided below does not replace the guidance notes provided by UK Visas & Immigration. In addition to the following documents there may be other criteria you may need to meet based on your personal circumstances, application and/or status.

Confirmation of your residence in the United Kingdom

Passport (including expired passport) or travel document. Only original passports or travel documents will be accepted for checking and they must cover the whole qualifying period of five years or three years. If you do not have a passport or travel document that covers your entire qualifying period you will need to supply alternative evidence of residence and identification such as:

  • P60's
  • Wage/Salary Statements
  • Inland Revenue statement of account
  • Tax assessment forms (self-employed)
  • Benefits details (unemployed)

These must cover the entire five or three year qualifying period.

Confirmation of your settled status in the United Kingdom

This will be the stamp inside your passport, the Biometric residence permit, or the document Certifying Permanent Residence, which gave you Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK, the Right of Abode or Permanent Residence in the UK.

If you are applying for citizenship based on the five year residence requirement, you must have been settled for at least one year immediately prior to making your application.  If you are applying based on the three year residence requirement this rule does not apply.

Knowledge of Language and Life in the United Kingdom

If you applying for naturalisation you will need to prove knowledge of Life in the UK as well as your English language ability, and provide documented evidence of this with your application.  For more information www.gov.uk/becoming-a-british-citizen