Applying for citizenship?

THOSE applying for UK citizenship can have their documents checked by trained staff through a new North Yorkshire County Council initiative.

The council’s registration service, in co-operation with the UK Border Agency, is offering a nationality checking service at the register office in Harrogate.

As with the passport checks offered by the Post Office, the service will check forms have been correctly completed and that all necessary supporting documents are in order.

The not-for-profit service costs £50 for an adult, £25 for a child, or £100 for a family.

For more information, call the Harrogate Register Office on 0845 034 9480, or email