Citizenship ceremonies

Coronavirus → Changes to citizenship ceremonies

British Citizenship Ceremonies will re-start from 14th August 2020 with a limited service to keep everybody safe. So until further notice, all our citizenship ceremonies will be offered on an individual basis. We are unable to conduct public group ceremonies at this time.

We will be prioritising those customers who have been delayed due to the pandemic and have been waiting to have their ceremony since March 2020. If your ceremony was originally cancelled or you have received a letter from the home office, please contact us and we will arrange a ceremony date and time.

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.

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. To do this you will need to complete the online form below, quoting your Home Office reference number.

You will need to bring your Home Office letter and photographic identification when attending your ceremony. Ceremonies will be completed in a private room within the Register Office.

Only the applicant with one guest will be allowed to attend, we cannot accommodate any children or additional guests.

Please note you must have received your home office letter before you can contact us.

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