Book a citizenship ceremony
If you are thinking of applying for UK residency, see our Brexit guidance for the latest advice on how the UK leaving the EU may affect you.
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.
Attending a ceremony
Once your application for British citizenship is approved by the Home Office you will be invited to attend a citizenship ceremony. This is the final step on the journey to becoming a British citizen.
You can find full details of citizenship ceremonies on the Home Office website.
You must attend a citizenship ceremony if you are over 18 years old and living in the UK.
Children under 18 years old don't have to attend a ceremony but are encouraged to.
Where the ceremony happens
We hold group ceremonies weekly at The Register Office, 368 Lewisham High Street, London, SE13 6LQ.
What you should bring to the ceremony
- Your original invitation letter from the Home Office.
- Your passport or photo ID.
At the ceremony
During the ceremony:
- you’ll swear or affirm an oath of allegiance to the Crown
- you'll make a pledge to uphold UK values and laws
- you’ll be presented with a certificate of British citizenship.
You can also arrange a private ceremony. Private ceremonies are also held at The Register Office.
You can ask us for a specific date when you enquire. We will consider your dates but they may not be available.
Private ceremonies cost £100 per citizen.