Complete the form below with as much information as possible if you are looking for

  • a certificate of British citizenship issued in the UK between 1 January 1949 and 30 September 1986
  • a certificate of naturalisation issued in the UK between 1 January 1981 and 30 September 1986

We will email you within ten working days to tell you if we have found any information and explain how to order a copy.

For naturalisation certificates issued in the UK before 1 January 1981 and for those issued overseas before 1 January 1983, read our guide on Naturalised Britons to find out how to search our catalogue by name of applicant.

For naturalisation or British citizenship certificates issued after 1 October 1986, contact UK Visas and Immigration.

If you wish to obtain a UK birth certificate instead, please see our guide.

Over 98% of overseas certificates of British citizenship have not been selected for permanent preservation. Please contact the relevant British High Commission for more information.

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