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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.

Private ceremonies

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.

Contact

The Register Office Citizenship Team

368 Lewisham High Street, Hither Green, London, SE13 6LQ
Email: register.office@lewisham.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 8314 7502