Immigration document return service

The Nationality Document Return Service (NDRS) gives those that are applying online to become a British citizen the chance to retain their original supporting documents while their application is being processed.

We will photocopy and stamp your supporting documents and send them Royal Mail Special Delivery to UKVI (UK Visas and Immigration). This is for AN and MN1 applications only.

This service is by appointment only and must be within 10 days of submitting your online application. To make an appointment please phone 0131 529 2600.

The fee for this service is £54. You pay this when booking. This fee is not refundable or transferable. You will also be charged the appropriate postage for the weight of your application.

Joint Citizen and Passport Application service

You can apply for your first British passport at the same time as your citizenship application. This easy, efficient service has been developed in partnership with the UKVI. If your citizenship application is successful and you attend a ceremony, your new passport will be dispatched to your home.

We can only accept passport applications as part of a joint application for citizenship. To use this service complete a standard British Passport application form available from the Post Office and bring it with you to your NDRS appointment.

The fee for this service is £24. This fee is in addition to the fee charged for NDRS.

Download information about JCAP service (PDF, 27 KB)

European Passport Return Service

The European Passport Return Service (EPRS) is provided for EEA and Swiss nationals who are applying online using the EEA (QP) or EEA (PR) application forms.

We can photocopy your EEA or Swiss passport and forward the photocopied passport and original supporting documents to UKVI on your behalf. Your passport is available for you to use while your application is processed.

This service is by appointment only and you must attend your appointment within 10 days of submitting your online application. To make an appointment please phone 0131 529 2600.

The fee for this service is £24. You pay this when you book. This fee is not refundable or transferable. You will also be charged the relative postage for your application.

Nationality checking service

Our officers are authorised to check and forward completed citizenship applications to the Home Office. We review and photocopy all the documentation to support your application.

Our nationality checking service cannot provide advice on nationality matters. If you need advice on nationality applications visit the UK Border Agency or call the nationality group helpline on 0300 123 2253.

Book

We have appointments from Tuesday to Thursday at the City Chambers.

Book my contacting 0131 529 2600  or nationalitycheckingservice@edinburgh.gov.uk.

Fees

Fees are non refundable.

  • Single adult fee £88
  • Couple £153
  • Family of four £214
  • Child under 18 £55

 

The NDRS/SCS/JCAP service provided by City of Edinburgh Council and other Local Authorities will no longer be available with effect from 30/11/2018.  No appointments can be made after this date.

The majority of UKVI customers in the UK will be able to complete their immigration application at Front End Services across the UK. These service points will provide a service where customers can submit their biometric information (photo, fingerprints, and signature), and supporting evidence. Customers will be able to retain their supporting evidence during the application process.  For further information on this service please check the home office website.

The NCS service provided by City of Edinburgh Council and other Local Authorities will no longer be available with effect from 31/12/2018.  No appointments can be made after this date.

The majority of UKVI customers in the UK will be able to complete their immigration application at Front End Services across the UK. These service points will provide a service where customers can submit their biometric information (photo, fingerprints, and signature), and supporting evidence. Customers will be able to retain their supporting evidence during the application process.  For further information on this service please check the home office website.

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