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Nationality Checking Service

Our Registrars are trained and authorised to review and forward completed citizenship applications to the Home Office. We can also check your passport application at the same time as your citizen application for an additional cost. Registrars cannot give advice on Nationality Checking matters this will need to be referred to the Home Office.

The registrar will ensure that all your documents are completed in accordance with the guidelines set out by the Home office before sending to the Home Office via special delivery.

Appointments are held Tuesday on a Tuesday and Thursday in our Bathgate Registration Office, this can be booked by completing the online form.

Please complete a separate form for each applicant applying including children. You must make your appointment in person. 

If this is a child only application one parent must have settled status. (When completing the application form tick yes for both indefinite leave to remain and life in the UK test this will allow you to proceed with the application).

Once we have received your completed request form we will contact you with our first available appointment (this can be up to one hour approximately). If you then wish to proceed with the appointment the booking fee will be payable at this point.

Please ensure before applying that you have all the relevant documents, as this would entail having to make a further appointment which would incur an additional appointment charge. 

Using the National Checking Service is optional. You can apply directly to the Home Office or use a solicitor or other agent. You can find out more about applying for British Citizenship by visiting the Home Office Website .

Please note: West Lothian Council's Nationality Checking Service cannot provide advice on nationality matters. If you require advice on nationality then please visit the Home Office Website