Under the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 all applicants aged 18 years or over who have been granted British citizenship must attend a citizenship ceremony.
The ceremony will include taking an oath or affirmation to the Queen and a pledge of loyalty to the United Kingdom.
You can only attend a citizenship ceremony if you have been granted British citizenship by the Home Office and the Register Office has received your documentation from the Home Office.
You must contact the Home Office to apply for British citizenship (external link).
Making an appointment
If you have been granted British citizenship and received your letter from the Home Office, you will need to contact the Registration Office so we can arrange a date and time for your ceremony. Please be advised your ceremony can only be booked once the Register Office has received your documentation from the Home Office.
We now have 3 options of citizenships ceremonies available:
- An individual virtual citizenship when the ceremony will take place via Microsoft teams
- A group citizenship when the ceremony will take place with family and friends along with other citizens. These ceremonies take place on the last Wednesday of every month in the Atrium at Wigan Town Hall
- A private face to face citizenship ceremony in The Wiend Suite at Wigan Life Centre.
To book any of the above options please complete the online form below, quoting your Home Office reference number.
Please note you must have received your home office letter before you can contact us.