HC Deb 13 November 1906 vol 164 c1276
MR. STUART SAMUEL (Tower Hamlets, Whitechapel)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he can state the fee charged for naturalisation in the principal States of Europe and America; and, if not, will he take steps to obtain the information.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Gladstone.) It is not possible to make an exact comparison between the cost of naturalisation in the United Kingdom and in other countries, having regard, amongst other things, to the differences in practice and expense in connection with preliminary procedure. The best information in my possession, obtained by inquiries which I instituted some time ago, is given in the following statement:—

Naturalisation Fees in Foreign Countries.
United States of America 11 dollars.
France 175 francs, 25 centimes.
Germany The fee varies in the several component States of the Empire from 1 mark, 75 pf. to 300 marks.
Italy 240 lire.
Norway Nil.
Russia 1 rouble, 50 copecks.
Sweden £1 2s. 2d.
Switzerland Federal fee, 20 francs. Communal, nil to £48. Cantonal, nil to £160.