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British Nationality: Fees and Charges

Question for Home Office

UIN 75979, tabled on 16 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the potential merits of removing the non-administrative costs of British citizenship application fees.

Answered on

19 November 2021

The Home Office publishes data on citizenship applications and grants at

Immigration statistics data tables, year ending June 2021 - GOV.UK (

An incomplete payment is just one of a number of reasons which could lead to an application being rejected and included under the ‘rejected applications’ heading in Table 4.

The Home Office does not have accessible management information on applications rejected in Wales specifically, as a result of being unable to pay the non-administrative costs of citizenship fees.

Fees are regularly reviewed and set within the parameters agreed by Parliament in section 68 of the Immigration Act 2014.

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