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Apply for British citizenship

Find out about the process of applying for British citizenship.

It is with regret that due to further COVID-19 restrictions all citizenship ceremonies are suspended until further notice.

All postponed citizenship ceremonies will take priority when restrictions are lifted and we hope to make extra availability to cover this.

How to apply for British citizenship

Download a citizenship application form from GOV.UK.

Citizenship ceremony

If the Home Office approves your application for British citizenship, they will send you an invitation letter which will tell you who to contact to book your citizenship ceremony.

Your citizenship ceremony will take place at either the Civic Suite in Catford or the register office in Lewisham.

Citizenship preparation courses

Our adult education service offers a preparation course for SELT Graded Examinations in Spoken English (GESE) Grade 5 (B1 CEFR

The course will prepare you thoroughly for your citizenship exam in English, and we will help you book your exam.

Worried about your immigration status?

Commonwealth citizens and those who have lived in the UK for a long time can get information about their immigration status.


The Register Office Citizenship Team

368 Lewisham High Street, Hither Green, London, SE13 6LQ
Opening hours:

Monday and Tuesday 9.10am–4.15pm

Wednesday 10.10am–4.15pm

Thursday and Friday 9.10am–4.15pm

Saturday by appointment only