To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of eligible applicants in (a) Wales and (b) the rest of the UK who cannot make an application for British citizenship as a result of being unable to pay the non-administrative costs.
19 November 2021
The Home Office publishes data on citizenship applications and grants at
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.