British Nationality:Written question - 165709

Asked by Afzal Khan
(Manchester, Gorton)

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 18 July 2018
Home Office
British Nationality
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average cost was of processing (a) a child's citizenship application, (b) an adult's citizenship application; and how many applications for children's citizenship his Department received in 2017.
Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 23 July 2018

The Home Office published a list of Border, Immigration and Citizenship (BIC) application fees and estimated unit costs for 2017/18. The fees and cost to process applications for citizenship applications can be found on page 16 of the following link:

The information available on the numbers of applications for British citizenship broken down by naturalisation and registration is published in the quarterly Immigration Statistics, Citizenship volume table cz_01_q at

The total number of applications for registration made in 2017 totals 41,905.

Applications for citizenship as minor children represent the large majority of those counted in the category ‘Applications for registration’.

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