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British Citizenship

Volume 703: debated on Monday 30 June 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 17 June (WA 141) concerning the cost of naturalisation as a British citizen, when the current fee was set; whether the fee has varied; and, if so, how. [HL4376]

The current fee of £575 for naturalisation as a British Citizen (excluding the £80 fee for the citizenship ceremony) was set on 2 April 2007.

The variation in the fee for an application for naturalisation over the past 10 years is detailed in the table below. The fee is based on an application made by a single person and does not include the fee for the citizenship ceremony which was introduced in January 2004.

From: Naturalisation Fee

12 June 1997

£150

1 January 2004

£150

1 April 2005

£200

2 April 2007

£575