Citizenship Ceremonies

Changing nationality is a major turning point in someone’s life. To acknowledge this, people who are granted UK citizenship are required to attend a formal citizenship ceremony.


Applications for UK citizenship are handled by the Home Office. The final part of the process is the Citizenship Ceremony.


Ceremonies are held for all successful applicants aged 18 years and over who applied for UK citizenship after 31 December 2003. The ceremonies are organised by the Registration Service and take place in the applicant’s local registration district.


Please note: Entry to citizenship ceremonies is by invitation only. The Home Office invites successful applicants and those successful applicants can invite guests. The Register Office will advise how many.


Applicants will be awarded UK citizenship after swearing either the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance, and taking the Citizenship Pledge. Each applicant is presented with a Citizenship Certificate. Refreshments are served after the ceremony.


Book a Citizenship Ceremony

You must attend a Citizenship Ceremony within 11 weeks of receiving your ceremony invitation letter from the Home Office. The Superintendent Registrar will contact you in writing with details of the date and place of your ceremony.


You will need to ring the Register Office to confirm your attendance at the ceremony and to discuss specific arrangements:






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