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Applying to become a British citizen

​​​​Naturalisation and registration applications

Jersey Customs and Immigration Service deal with all naturalisation and registration applications for Jersey residents.

The British Government is responsible for the laws covering British citizenship through the British Nationality Act 1981 (BNA) which applies to Jersey.

You need to meet certain rules before you can apply. These are available on the GOV.UK website. This guidance also applies to applications made in Jersey.

Becoming a British citizen by naturalisation or registration on the GOV.UK website.

Apply for naturalisation

You can apply for naturalisation if you’ve lived in the United Kingdom (UK) or Islands for five years or more, or are married to a British citizen and have lived in the UK or Islands for three years or more.

You must also have passed the Citizenship Test and meet the English language requirement.

You can download a naturalisation pack below. This pack explains what you'll need to submit with your application. Details for postal and hand delivery of applications and how to pay can be found in this pack.

You will need to complete ‘Form AN’ (not the online form) and the documents included in the Jersey naturalisation pack.

The details what you want to naturalise in must match the name and gender in your non-British passport. If it doesn't, change the details on your non-British passport before you apply for naturalisation.

Your application may take up to twelve months to process from the date we receive your form.

Citizenship test and English language requirements

Application and guide for naturalisation as British Citizen: Form AN on the GOV.UK website.

Naturalisation pack - Jersey forms

Cost of naturalisation

You can see how much naturalisation costs on the immigration and nationality fees page.

Registration

Registration is where someone can gain British citizenship, or other British nationality status.

It is only available if you have connections to the UK or Islands, the British Overseas Territories, or Hong Kong.

Apply for registration

You can download a registration pack below. This pack explains what you'll need to submit with your application. Details for postal and hand delivery of applications and how to pay can be found in this pack.

You will need to complete ‘Form MN1’ (not the online form) and the documents included in the Jersey registration pack.

The details that you wish to register in must match the name and gender in your non-British passport. If it doesn't, change the details on your non-British passport before you apply for registration.

Your application may take up to six months to process from the date we receive your form and payment.

Application to register child under 18 as British citizen: form MN1 on the GOV.UK website

Registration applications - Jersey pack

Cost of registration

You can find out about registration costs on the immigration and nationality fees page.

Duplicate Naturalisation and Registration certificates

If you naturalised or registered as a British Citizen in Jersey you can apply for a duplicate certificate. Application can be made by completing the below form and submitting it along with payment to the Jersey Customs & Immigration Service at Maritime House.

Duplicate Citizenship Certificate application form

If you did not naturalise or register as a British Citizen in Jersey you will need to apply to the UK for a duplicate certificate.

Applying for a duplicate citizenship certificate on the GOV.UK website

Cost of duplicate certificates

You can find out about duplicate certificate costs on the immigration and nationality fees page.

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:

Home Office
PO Box 306
Dept 101
Liverpool
L2 0QN

Proof that you're not a British citizen (NQ) form

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