Naturalisation allows someone to become a British citizen and obtain the same rights and privileges as someone who was born a British citizen.
You can normally apply for naturalisation as a British citizen if you have lived in the United Kingdom or Islands for five years or more, or you are married to a British citizen and have lived in the United Kingdom or Islands for three years or more.
You must also have passed the Citizenship Test and you must meet the English language requirement.
Citizenship Test and English Language Requirements
Apply for naturalisation
You can get a naturalisation pack from the Passport Office at Maritime House or download it below. This pack explains the paperwork you will need to submit with your application.
Your application may take up to 12 months from the date we receive your completed form.
Cost of naturalisation
It costs £826 to be naturalised as a British citizen.
Download form AN - application form for naturalisation as a British Citizen from the Gov.UK website (size 111kb)
Download the guide for applicants for naturalisation as a British Citizen from the Gov.UK website (size 202kb
Booklet AN: Naturalisation Booklet - The Requirements on Gov.UK website
Download the naturalisation pack: Jersey forms (size 88kb)
Registration is where someone can gain British citizenship, or other British nationality status.
Registration is only available to people who already have specific connections to the United Kingdom or Islands, the British overseas territories, or Hong Kong.
Apply for registration
You can collect an application form for registration from the Passport Office at Maritime House.
Your application may take up to three months from the date we receive your completed form.
Cost of registration
It costs £743 for an adult and £669 for a child to be registered as a British citizen.
Naturalisation and registration applications
All naturalisation and registration applications for Jersey residents are dealt with by the Jersey Customs and Immigration Service.
The British Government is responsible for administering the laws covering British citizenship through the British Nationality Act 1981 (BNA) which automatically applies to Jersey.
British citizenship and British nationality application requirements
The GOV.UK website contains detailed guidance of the requirements you need to meet before you apply to become a British citizen or to register for another form of British nationality.
This guidance also applies to applications made in Jersey.
Becoming a British citizen by naturalisation or registration on GOV.UK website
Proof that you’re not a British citizen
To get a passport in another country, you may need proof that you’re not a British citizen by registration or naturalisation in the UK. You can get this proof by applying to the Home Office.
You should download and print form NQ below. You must complete both parts of the form and send the completed form, fee and payment slip to:
PO Box 306
Download proof that you're not a British citizen (NQ) form (size 96kb)