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Citizenship ceremony

British citizenship

To apply for British Citizenship please go to the Home Office  on GOV.UK.

Citizenship ceremonies 

At the end of the process, you will be required to attend a Citizenship ceremony at which you will: 

  • swear an oath or make affirmation of allegiance to His Majesty King Charles III 
  • pledge commitment to the United Kingdom 
  • receive your British citizenship certificate 

Group ceremonies are conducted by the Superintendent Registrar, attended by The Lord Mayor or his deputy and held every month in the Lord Mayor's reception room at the Council House.

At the end of the ceremony citizens are invited to join the Lord Mayor and the registration team for light refreshments and photos. 

How to book

The Home Office will send us your paperwork, once received we will contact you and invite you to book your ceremony.

Citizenship ceremony fees

From 1 April 2024:

  • Group ceremony - Free
  • Private individual or family group ceremonies Monday to Friday (office hours) - £180