Citizenship Ceremonies

Citizenship Ceremonies


Becoming a UK citizen

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.

In order to obtain your citizenship, there is a legal requirement for you to make your oath of allegiance at a citizenship ceremony.

Applications for UK citizenship are handled by the Home Office (gov.uk). The final part of the process is the citizenship ceremony.

Citizenship ceremonies are currently held virtually via Microsoft Teams.


What happens at your ceremony?

Citizenship ceremonies are currently held virtually via Microsoft Teams.

The registrar will help you connect your computer with webcam, smart phone or tablet to the virtual ceremony.

You will need to show your Home Office invitation letter and photo ID during your virtual ceremony.

At your citizenship ceremony you will say an oath or affirm your allegiance to the Queen, and pledge to become a loyal citizen in the presence of the registrar. You will then be sent your certificate of naturalisation in the post.


Book your ceremony

Once you have received your citizenship invitation letter, you can book your ceremony by phoning 0345 60 80 198.

Please do not contact the register office until you have received your citizenship invitation.

Full details about the process of applying for UK citizenship are available from the Home Office (gov.uk).