There will be a fee to order a replacement registration or naturalisation certificate. The same fee would also apply to correct a mistake on a UK citizenship certificate if it was your error.
The information in this section explains which application forms to use and the current fees. Check how to apply online and which supporting documents you need for postal applications.
The actual date you became a citizen determines how to order a certificate.
The cost to replace a lost or damaged certificate is £250. You can either:
Note: If you not have access to a computer (or you are not confident using one) you can get help by telephone or by email to complete the online form.
Help Completing the Form Online
Email: [email protected]
Text: 'VISA' to 07537 416 944
Telephone: 03333 445 675
Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm
There are three basic steps to follow if you want to apply for a citizenship certificate replacement by post:
New Hall Place
You must notify the police if your citizenship certificate has been stolen.
There are three basic steps to follow for correcting mistakes on a citizenship certificate using postal methods:
New Hall Place
You can request a search for a certificate of British citizenship 1949-1986 via The National Archives. You would then be able to order a certified copy for:
Note: People who became a British citizen before October 1986 cannot get a replacement certificate from UKVI. But, you can contact UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) for further assistance in matters such as these.
Replace or Correct a Naturalisation Certificate in United Kingdom