Citizenship ceremony

Book your citizenship ceremony on one of the available dates.

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 1 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 6 months of receiving your invitation.

Group ceremonies

COVID-19 update: During the coronavirus pandemic we are carrying out small group citizenship ceremonies. These are being held regularly on Saturdays at our Crawley office. Please contact us on the details below to arrange your ceremony.

There is no additional charge for this ceremony, as this is included in the fee you have already paid for your British Citizenship Application.

Individual ceremonies

If you are unable to attend on any of the available dates within the 6 month limit or you have special circumstances that mean you cannot join a group ceremony, please contact us.

2 Ceremony fees

Group ceremonies

No charge (included in your citizenship application fee).

Individual ceremonies

Mid-week

  • Single citizen - £115
  • Family group - £150

Saturday

  • Single citizen - £130
  • Family group - £160

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'.

Last updated:
27 November 2020
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