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British citizenship (FOI)

British citizenship (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 07 September 2016.



Please could you tell me how many people applied to become a British citizen in 2013, 2014, 2015 and between 1 January and 1 August for 2016?

For each year could you please give me the breakdown of:

a) the number of naturalisation and registration requests

b) the number of naturalisation and registration requests that failed and the reason why

c) the total amount paid by applicants to apply for naturalisation and registration. Could you also explain where this money goes to eg to the States and what the money is used for.


Could you also please give me details about the format of the British Citizenship Test, the price to take the test and the mark needed to pass?


For each of the above years, could you tell me the total number of citizenship tests that were taken and the number that were failed?


Would it be possible to see an example of an old test paper or some test questions?


A a) b) and c)

​2013​2014​2015​1 January - 1 August 2016
​Number of naturalisation applications​126​105​486​41
​Number of naturalisation applications that failed​0​0​0​0
​Number of registration applications​47​41​33​19
​Number of registration applications that failed​0​0​1 (failed to meet good character requirement)​0
​Total amount paid by naturalisation applicants​£94,970​£84,908​£51,441​£43,931
​Total amoung paid by registration applicants​£28,409.75​£26,813.49​£25,422.49​£9,368.49


The money received from naturalisation and registration fees is retained by Jersey and split between the Customs and Immigration Service and the Office of the Lieutenant-Governor to defray the costs of performing these nationality services.

​Year​Fail​Pass​(blank)​Grand Total​Fail %


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