Cost of giving up British citizenship or another form of British nationality
This page provides details of the fee that you need to pay when giving up your British citizenship or another form of British nationality.
All declarations are made using application form RN. Depending on the type of British nationality you are giving up, you may need to make a fee when you make your declaration. You must pay the full fee when you make your declaration of renunciation.
The fee you must pay is shown in our fees leaflet (2.0M opens in a new window).
If you are giving up British citizenship, British subject status, British overseas citizenship or British overseas territories citizenship, your fee category is 'RN1, RN2'.
If you are giving up British national (overseas) status, your fee category is 'RN3'.
How to pay
You may pay by cheque, credit card or debit card.
Please send the payment with the payment slip (PDF 48K opens in a new window). If you pay by cheque please ensure that you have sufficient funds to cover the fee payment.
If you are paying using a bank or credit card account which belongs to someone else, you should give their details on the payment slip in case any refund becomes due.
Applying outside the United Kingdom
The fees shown in the fees leaflet are for applications made and decided in the United Kingdom. Applications made in the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, a British overseas territory or Hong Kong must be sent to or handed in at the appropriate receiving authority, who you should consult about the correct method of payment. There may be different fees or additional fees for applications made in these locations. Further details about appropriate receiving authorities can be found on this website.