Registration Service

Nationality Checking Service Pembrokeshire

The Nationality Checking Service (NCS) is a partnership between UK Visas and Immigration and local councils in England and Wales.

It allows those people applying for British citizenship to make their applications at a local office, a full list of participating authorities can be found on the UK Visas and Immigration website. You can make your application through any participating local authority irrespective of where you live.

Our nationality checking service can help you with your application for British Citizenship. We can do this by checking your forms and documents before sending them to the UK Visas and Immigration. Applicants will be seen by a trained advisor, who will check to ensure applications are completed correctly and have been submitted with all the necessary supporting documents such as passports, certificates and proof of English proficiency.

We aim to

  • offer a fast, efficient and friendly service
  • give peace of mind in the handling of valuable documents
  • increase the proportion of applications received by the UK Visas and Immigration, that can be decided with the minimum of delay
  • work in partnership with the OISC and UK Visas and Immigration

Valuable documents will be photocopied and certified, allowing those using the service to keep their passports and other important documents, rather than sending them to the Home Office. The completed applications will be forwarded to the Home Office by special 'Next day delivery' post.

How do I use the Pembrokeshire Nationality Checking Service?

  • application Forms and guidance notes can be downloaded from the web site or by contacting UK Visas and Immigration on 0845 010 5200
  • ensure that you meet the criteria set out in the instructions
  • complete the application form
  • prepare all supporting documents required to accompany the application
  • telephone us to make an appointment - 01437 775176
  • a non-refundable appointment fee is required at the time of booking to secure your appointment so please have your debit/credit card details available

What happens during your Nationality Checking Service appointment?

You must

  • attend in person (If you are married or in a civil partnership and are making a joint application, both of you must attend. Children under 18 are not required to attend.)
  • bring your completed citizenship application form and all the supporting documents relevant to your application
  • remember the citizenship application fee to the Home Office

During your appointment

  • your application forms will be checked by a trained advisor to ensure they are complete and accurate
  • all supporting documents such as passports will be checked, copied and certified so you can keep the originals

All applications will be forwarded to the Home Office by special 'next day delivery' post.

You must take original documents to your appointment. Photocopies are not acceptable.

Pembrokeshire County Council cannot provide advice on nationality matters. If you require advice you can contact UK Visas and Immigration Contact Centre on 0845 010 5200. Advice and information is also available on the UK Visas and Immigration website

How much does the checking service cost?


Type of Application

Fee payable

Adult (over 18)


Child (under 18)


Pembrokeshire Register Office is registered with the Office of the Immigration Service Commissioner (OISC), an independent body established by Parliament, which regulates organisations offering services of this kind.


JCAP - Joint Citizenship and Passport Process

We have recently started to offer applicants the opportunity to use a new service that allows you to submit your passport application at the same time as your citizenship application.  At present, once your citizenship application has been processed and you have attended your citizenship ceremony, you then have to make a separate application for your passport.  If you choose to make the passport application at the same time as your citizenship application, we will check that the form is filled out correctly and arrange for your application to be sent to the passport office. Once you have been granted your citizenship, the passport office will process your application without you having to contact them separately.


The additional cost for checking passport applications is £15.00 per person. Application forms can be collected from the Post Office or via the website.

If you use this joint service

  1. Applicants should complete sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 (if applicable) and 9 of the passport application form. They do not need to complete section 10 nor have the 2 photographs certified. Details of referees will be collected as part of the citizenship application.
  2. The photographs submitted with both applications must be identical (i.e. from the same sitting) and comply with the photo standards as described in the accompanying guidance. Applicant's name should be written on the back of the photographs.
  3. Section 1: Any applicant within 6 months of their 16th birthday at the time of application must attend the appointment in person.
  4. Section 2: Please do not enter a mobile phone number in section 2 of the application form. Please enter it in Section 8 instead.
  5. Section 4: Grandparents' details are not required.
  6. The payment mandate on Page 25 of the Application guidance must be completed. Please ensure that the security number of the card is entered in the appropriate box
  7. If you are unsure about any requirements leave the section of the form blank and complete it at your appointment.

Contact Us

Pembrokeshire District Register Office
1 Cherry Grove
SA61 2NZ

Tel 01437 775176
Fax 01437 779357

Opening hours - Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

Limited free 2 hour parking is available behind the Register Office

ID: 86, revised 16/01/2018