Nationality Checking Service (NCS)

Documents required for an EEA Adult Naturalisation Application

If you are not married to/civil partner of a British citizen (6 year rules)

  • Completed application form
  • Document from the Home Office confirming Permanent Residence Status (this should have been held for at least 12 months)
  • Life in UK test
  • ESOL/ English qualification or Degree certificate (plus NARIC letter if applicable)
  • Passports covering the last 5 years/ European ID Card
  • Evidence of residency in the UK for the last 5 years
  • Most recent tax self-assessment statement (if self-employed)
  • Marriage certificate/ civil partnership certificate if you are applying as a married couple/ civil partners
  • Driving licence (if used as ID for Life in UK test) 
  • Home Office fees

If you are married to/civil partner of a British citizen (5 year rules)

  • A completed application form
  • Document from the Home Office confirming Permanent Residence Status
  • Life in UK Test
  • ESOL/ English qualification or Degree certificate (plus NARIC letter if applicable)
  • Passports covering the last 3 years/ European ID Card
  • Evidence of residency in the UK for the last 3 years
  • Most recent tax self-assessment statement (if self-employed)
  • Marriage certificate/civil partnership certificate
  • Husband/wife's/Civil Partner's British passport OR British naturalisation certificate
  • Driving licence (if used as ID for Life in UK test)
  • Home Office fees (depending on the type of application)