1 Book your citizenship ceremony
The ceremony is the final step to becoming a British citizen. It is a way of formally welcoming you into your community, as well as becoming a new British citizen.
The ceremony is a legal requirement if your application to become a British citizen has been accepted and you are over 18.
You will receive an email from the Home Office confirming that your application has been successful. The Home Office will send your naturalisation certificate to us. We need to receive this before we can book your ceremony, so please wait for one week after receiving your email before you contact us. This will allow time for your certificate to arrive. You must then attend a ceremony within six months of receiving your invitation.
We can arrange virtual citizenship ceremonies in special circumstances. If this is required, please indicate this on your online citizenship form.
Citizenship ceremonies cannot currently be booked online. To book your ceremony, please complete the following form:Request to attend a citizenship ceremony
We are carrying out small group ceremonies at our Crawley office. There is no additional charge for this ceremony, as this is included in the fee you have already paid for your British Citizenship Application.
Once invited you will be able to bring one guest with you to the ceremony.
If you are unable to attend any of the offered dates within the six month limit, or you have special circumstances that mean you cannot join a group ceremony, please contact us and we will endeavour to accommodate your requirements.
Please note there is a fee payable for individual ceremonies. They are only available in Crawley and are subject to availability.
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- Citizenship Team
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2 Ceremony fees
No charge (included in your citizenship application fee).
We have temporarily suspended individual in-person ceremonies - these will be resumed in due course.
- Single citizen - £120
- Family group - £157
- Single citizen - £136
- Family group - £168
Individual ceremonies are subject to availability and are only available in Crawley.
Please complete our online citizenship ceremony form and a member of staff will contact you in due course.
3 During the ceremony
You must take your invitation from the Home Office with you when you go to your ceremony. This can either be printed or displayed on your phone or another device. You will also need to bring an additional form of photographic identification, such as your passport or driving licence.
You will be awarded UK citizenship after making an oath or affirmation of allegiance to the Queen, pledging to be a loyal subject and to observe the laws of this country. If you object to swearing an oath you may instead make a 'solemn affirmation'.