The Nationality Document Return Service (NDRS) is an optional service for applicants who have made an online application for British Citizenship. We will photocopy and certify your documents and send them to the Home Office so you can keep the originals, including your passport. You can also use the Joint Citizenship and Passport (JCAP) service if you are using NDRS.
The Nationality Document Return Service (NDRS):
The advantage of using this service is that your passport remains safely with you and you can apply for the British passport at the same time (JCAP).
This service costs £54 per applicant. Postage is charged separately according to the weight of your application, and is based on current Royal Mail Special Delivery charges. Prices include VAT.
To make an application, you must go online and complete the appropriate application form. Once you have been provided a PNN (Payment Notification Number), you must attend an NDRS appointment within 10 working days of submitting your application. If you have any further questions you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To book an appointment, email email@example.com or call 01753 787600.
All applicants over 15 years and 6 months need to attend in person. Children under 15 years old do not need to attend in person. During your appointment we will copy and certify all your original documents and send them to UK Visas and Immigration on your behalf.
You must bring:
If you wish to apply for your passport at the same time, you can also use the Joint Citizenship and Passport Service (JCAP).
If your application for citizenship is a success, your British passport will be posted to your home after you have attended your citizenship ceremony.
The joint service costs an additional £16 which is payable at your appointment.
If you wish to use this service, you must also bring:
Please note that children aged between 12 and 15 years old must sign section 6 of the passport form.
The NDRS does not check your application or supporting documents for accuracy, nor guarantee its success.
Further information about the service can be found on GOV.UK.
Once your application has been submitted we will not have any further involvement with your application. If you would like to discuss your application with UK Visas and Immigration you should contact them directly.