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The Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Regulations 2018

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Regulation 10

SCHEDULE 8NATIONALITY

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Interpretation

1.—(1) In this Schedule—

“application for naturalisation as a British citizen” means an application for naturalisation as a British citizen under section 6(1) or (2) of the 1981 Act(1);

“application for naturalisation as a British overseas territories citizen” means an application for naturalisation as a British overseas territories citizen under section 18(1) or (2) of the 1981 Act(2);

“application for registration as a British citizen under the 1981 Act” means an application for registration as a British citizen under sections 1(3), (3A) or (4), 3(1), (2) or (5), 4(2) or (5), 4A, 4B, 4D, 4F, 10(1) or (2), or 13(1) or (3) of, or paragraph 3, 4 or 5 of Schedule 2 to, the 1981 Act(3);

“application for registration as a British citizen under the 1997 Act” means an application for registration as a British citizen under section 1 of the British Nationality (Hong Kong) Act 1997(4);

“application for registration as a British overseas citizen” means an application for registration as a British overseas citizen under section 27(1) of, or paragraph 4 or 5 of Schedule 2 to, the 1981 Act;

“application for registration as a British overseas territories citizen” means an application for registration as a British overseas territories citizen under sections 13(1) or (3) of the 1981 Act (as applied by section 24 of that Act), 15(3) or (4), 17(1), (2) or (5), or 22(1) or (2) of, or paragraph 3, 4 or 5 of Schedule 2 to, that Act(5);

“application for registration as a British protected person” means an application for registration as a British protected person under article 7 of the 1982 Order(6);

“application for registration as a British subject” means an application for registration as a British subject under section 32 of, or paragraph 4 of Schedule 2 to, the 1981 Act;

“certificate of entitlement” has the same meaning as provided for in section 33(1) of the 1971 Act(7);

“certificate of registration or naturalisation” means a certificate of registration or naturalisation issued under the 1981 Act.

(2) For the purposes of this Schedule an application is made on the date on which it is received by the Secretary of State or by any person authorised by the Secretary of State to receive nationality applications.

Fees for applications, processes and services relating to nationality

2.—(1) Tables 19 and 20 specify the amount of the fees for the specified applications, processes and services relating to nationality.

(2) The fees specified in Table 20 are subject to paragraph 3 (multiple declarations of renunciation of British citizenship).

Table 19 (Fees for applications relating to nationality)

Number of feeType of applicationAmount of fee
19.1Fees for applications for naturalisation
19.1.1Application for naturalisation as a British citizen.£1,250
19.1.2Application for naturalisation as a British overseas territories citizen.£1,000
19.2Fees for applications for registration where the applicant is an adult
19.2.1Application for registration as a British citizen under the 1981 Act, where the applicant is aged 18 or over at the time the application is made.£1,126
19.2.2Application for registration as a British citizen under the 1997 Act, where the applicant is aged 18 or over at the time the application is made.£1,126
19.2.3Application for registration as a British overseas territories citizen, where the applicant is aged 18 or over at the time the application is made.£901
19.2.4Application for registration as a British overseas citizen, where the applicant is aged 18 or over at the time the application is made.£901
19.2.5Application for registration as a British subject, where the applicant is aged 18 or over at the time the application is made.£901
19.2.6Application for registration as a British protected person where the applicant is aged 18 or over at the time the application is made.£901
19.3Fees for applications for registration where the applicant is a child
19.3.1Application for registration as a British citizen under the 1981 Act, where the person in respect of whom the application is made is a child at the time the application is made.£1,012
19.3.2Application for registration as a British citizen under the 1997 Act, where the person in respect of whom the application is made is a child at the time the application is made.£1,012
19.3.3Application for registration as a British overseas territories citizen, where the person in respect of whom the application is made is a child at the time the application is made.£810
19.3.4Application for registration as a British overseas citizen, where the person in respect of whom the application is made is a child at the time the application is made.£810
19.3.5Application for registration as a British subject, where the person in respect of whom the application is made is a child at the time the application is made.£810
19.3.6Application for registration as a British protected person, where the person in respect of whom the application is made is a child at the time the application is made.£810

Table 20 (Fees for applications, processes and services in connection with nationality)

Number of feeType of application, process or serviceAmount of fee
20.1Fees for applications in connection with nationality
20.1.1Application for the amendment of a certificate of registration or naturalisation other than where the amendment is required to rectify an error made by the Secretary of State.£250
20.1.2Application for a certificate of entitlement where the application is made in respect of a person who is in the United Kingdom at the time that the application is made.£372
20.1.3Application for a certificate of entitlement where the application is made in respect of a person who is outside the United Kingdom at the time that the application is made.£388
20.1.4Application for a letter or other document confirming a person’s nationality status or that a person is not a British citizen, where the fee is not specified elsewhere in these Regulations.£250
20.2Fees for processes in connection with nationality
20.2.1Application for the review of an application for a certificate of registration or naturalisation, or for a certificate of entitlement, which has been refused by the Secretary of State.£372
20.2.2The process used to take a record of a person’s biometric information for the purposes of an application for registration or naturalisation(8).£19.20
20.3Fees for services in connection with nationality
20.3.1Registration of a declaration of renunciation of British citizenship under section 12 of the 1981 Act(9).£372
20.3.2Registration of a declaration of renunciation of British overseas territories citizenship under sections 12 and 24 of the 1981 Act(10).£372
20.3.3Registration of a declaration of renunciation of British National (Overseas) status under section 12 of the 1981 Act and article 7 of the Hong Kong (British Nationality) Order 1986(11).£372
20.3.4Registration of a declaration of renunciation of British overseas citizenship under sections 12 and 29 of the 1981 Act.£372
20.3.5Registration of a declaration of renunciation of the status of British subject under sections 12 and 34 of the 1981 Act.£372
20.3.6Registration of a declaration of renunciation of the status of British protected person under article 11 of the 1982 Order(12).£372
20.3.7The supply of a certified copy of a notice, certificate, order, declaration or entry given, granted or made under the 1981 Act, any of the former nationality Acts (within the meaning of section 50(1) of the 1981 Act), or the 2007 Act.£250
20.4Fees for services in connection with citizenship ceremonies and citizenship oaths
20.4.1The arrangement of a citizenship ceremony (including the administration of a citizenship oath and pledge at the ceremony).£80
20.4.2The administration of a citizenship oath (or citizenship oath and pledge), where the citizenship oath (or citizenship oath and pledge) are not administered at a citizenship ceremony or by a Justice of the Peace.£5

Multiple declarations of renunciation of British citizenship

3.  Where a person makes more than one declaration of renunciation at the same time, for which the fee is specified in Table 20, only one such fee is payable.

Responsibility for paying the fee for the arrangement of a citizenship ceremony

4.—(1) The specified fee in 20.4.1 in Table 20 is payable by the person who is required by section 42 of the 1981 Act(13) to make a citizenship oath and pledge at a citizenship ceremony.

(2) Where the fee for the arrangement of a citizenship ceremony is not paid in accordance with sub-paragraph (1), the Secretary of State may not consider the related application for registration or naturalisation made by the person responsible for paying that fee.

Refunds of fees for the arrangement of a citizenship ceremony where an application is refused or the requirement to attend the ceremony is disapplied

5.  Where the specified fee in 20.4.1 in Table 20 for the arrangement of a citizenship ceremony is paid in accordance with paragraph 4(1), it must be refunded if—

(a)the Secretary of State refuses to arrange the citizenship ceremony; or

(b)the Secretary of State decides that the registration is to be effected, or the certificate of naturalisation is to be granted, but disapplies the requirement to make a citizenship oath and pledge at a citizenship ceremony because of the special circumstances of the case.

(1)

Section 6(2) has been prospectively amended by section 40(1) of the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009 (c. 11) (the “2009 Act”) from a date to be appointed, and was amended by paragraph 72 of Schedule 27 to the Civil Partnership Act 2004 (c. 33) (the “2004 Act”).

(2)

Section 18(1) and (2) was amended by section 2(2)(b) of the British Overseas Territories Act 2002 (“the Overseas Territories Act”) and section 18(2) was also amended by paragraph 76 of Schedule 27 to the 2004 Act.

(3)

Section 1(3) was amended by section 42(1) and (3) of the 2009 Act; section 1(3A) was inserted by section 42(1) and (4) of the 2009 Act; section 1(4) was amended by section 42(1) and (5) of the 2009 Act; section 3(2) was amended by paragraph 3(1) and (2) of Schedule 1 to the Overseas Territories Act and section 43(1) and (2) of the 2009 Act; section 3(5) was amended by paragraph 3(1) and (4) of Schedule 1 to the Overseas Territories Act; section 4A was inserted by section 4 of the Overseas Territories Act; section 4B was inserted by section 12 of the 2002 Act and was amended by section 44 of the 2009 Act; section 4D was inserted by section 46 of the 2009 Act; section 4F was inserted by section 65 of the Immigration Act 2014; section 10(1) was amended by section 5(a) of the 2002 Act; section 10(2) was amended by section 5(a) of the 2002 Act and by section paragraph 73 of Schedule 27 to the 2004 Act; paragraph 3 of Schedule 2 was amended by section 1(1)(b) of the Overseas Territories Act and section 8 of the 2002 Act; and paragraph 4 of Schedule 2 was amended by sections 1(1)(b) and 2(2)(b) of the Overseas Territories Act.

(4)

1997 c. 20; section 1 was amended by section 2(3) of the Overseas Territories Act and section 47(3) of the 2009 Act.

(5)

Sections 15(3) and (4) and 17(2) and (5) were amended by sections 1(1)(b) and 2(2)(b) of the Overseas Territories Act; section 22(1) was amended by sections 1(1)(b) and 2(2)(b) of the Overseas Territories Act, and section 5(b) the 2002 Act; and section 22(2) was amended by sections 1(1)(b) and 2(2)(b) of the Overseas Territories Act, section 5(b) of the 2002 Act, and paragraph 77 of Schedule 27 to the 2004 Act.

(6)

S.I. 1982/1070; article 7 was amended by section 1(2) of the Overseas Territories Act and S.I. 2009/1892.

(7)

The definition of “certificate of entitlement” was substituted by section 10(5)(b) of the 2002 Act.

(8)

A person is required to provide biometric information for the purposes of an application of this type pursuant to Part 2A of S.I. 2003/548 which was inserted by S.I. 2015/738; there are other amendments to S.I. 2003/548 but none are relevant.

(9)

Section 12 was amended by paragraph 74 of Schedule 27 to the 2004 Act.

(10)

Section 24 was amended by section 2(2)(a) and (b) of the Overseas Territories Act.

(11)

S.I. 1986/948 as amended by section 2(3) of the Overseas Territories Act.

(12)

S.I. 1982/1070, article 11 was amended by section 2(3) of the Overseas Territories Act and S.I. 1983/1699.

(13)

Section 42 was substituted by paragraph 1 of Schedule 1 to the 2002 Act.

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