Nationality Checking Service

The Nationality Checking Service (NCS) is for applicants who wish to apply for British Citizenship by completing a paper application form and sending it to the Home Office with the supporting documents.

The service means your application is checked to make sure it is fully completed, includes copying supporting documents and sending the application securely to the Home Office.

Sandwell Council provides an application checking service by appointment only.

For a fee, specially trained staff will check applications and take photocopies of important documents to send to the Home Office.

The aim of the scheme is to both speed up the application process and means applicants can keep their original documents.

Often applications are delayed as forms are completed incorrectly and have to be returned for amendments.

The Home Office application form for nationalisation and guidance notes can be obtained from the UK Visas and Immigration of the Home Office website.

The service is regulated by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner

Our fee until is £116 per person (adult or child) including Special Delivery postage.

Please note there is no charge for second appointments.

We usually have NCS appointments available within one week.   

To book an NCS appointment please call 0121 368 1188. We will contact you as soon as possible, usually the same or the next working day to make a confirmed booking and take the appointment fee over the telephone.

Payment must be made before you attend your appointment.

Appointments for this service are available every, Tuesday Wednesday and Friday.