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As of May 21, 2002, all Naturalised citizens are required to be registered as a British Citizen before becoming eligible to apply for a British Passport.


Before You Start

Once you have received your Naturalisation Certificate at your Pledge Ceremony, you will receive a British Registration Checklist. The fees and documentation that will be required to apply will be listed on this checklist.


Good Character Requirement

One of the requirements stipulated by the UK Home Office is that the applicant must ensure that they have met the “good character requirement” by showing due regard for the laws of this country. Failing to do so may result in your application being refused. Please note that your application may be refused for the following:

  • Being convicted of a non-custodial offence or cautioned in the last 3 years.
  • Being sentenced to a period of imprisonment of 4 years or more.
  • Being sentenced to between 12 months and 4 years imprisonment unless 15 years have passed since the end of the sentence.
  • Being sentenced to less than 12 months imprisonment unless 7 years have passed since the end of the sentence.

What You Need To Do

Complete Application Form

NB. Please do not mark sections which do not apply to you.

  • The package (completed application & supporting documents) must be addressed to the Office of the Deputy Governor and placed in the drop box on the 1st floor of the Government Administration Building.
  • If the application and other supporting documents are not in order, the application will not be processed and will be returned to the sender.

What Happens Next

Once your application has been submitted, it will then be sent to the UK Home Office for processing. This process is estimated to take between 6-12 months. Once the application has been approved, the Registration Certificate will be generated and sent back to our office. You will then be contacted to attend a Pledge Ceremony to obtain your certificate. Once this final step has been completed, will you be eligible to apply for a British Passport.

If you require further information, please feel free to contact either Tenisha Ebanks at (345) 244-3181 or another member of staff at (345) 244-2403.


 
Process Step Procedure to be Followed
Access Application form and guidance notes on website and complete

Applicant downloads and completes application form.

Applicant visits the Post Office, identifies the relevant ODG service, pays the fee of $200 and receives a receipt

Applicant emails completed and signed application form (in color), the receipt of payment from the Post Office, and any other required documents to tenisha.thompson@gov.ky

Receipt and assessment of application

ODG sends acknowledgement and receipt by email.

ODG checks application for completeness, conducts relevant checks and sends application via diplomatic mail to the UK Home Office.

Application Review by UK Home Office Application is reviewed by the UK Home Office, a decision is made and is communiicated to the applicant along with any further actions required by the applicant.
Approval If the application is approved, the ODG contacts the applicant via email, and allocates date and time for the applicant to attend a pledge ceremony.

Last Updated 2020-06-25