Official naturalisation certificates and paid naturalisation research

FOI request reference: F0062868
Publication date: September 2020

Request
i) statistics on how many certified copies of naturalisation from records had the TNA issued for users in 2017/18 and 2018/19
ii) statistic on TNA paid search service? How many requests for paid research have been received in the 2017/2018 and 2018/19? How many of them have been completed at The National Archives.

Outcome
Successful.

Response
• Statistics on how many official naturalisation certificates and official extracts from records had the TNA issued for users in 2017/18 and 2018/19
2017 to 2018 – 1800 issued
2018 to 2019 – 2006 issued

• Statistics on TNA’s paid search service. How many requests for paid naturalisation research did TNA receive through 2017/2018 and 2018/19? How many of them has TNA completed?
April 2017-March 2018 – Total number of paid searches including fixed-fee 1939 Register searches = 320
April 2018-March 2019 – Total number of paid searches including fixed fee 1939 Register and Letter Of No Evidence searches (the latter began in 2019) = 394