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Book a citizenship ceremony

Find out about citizenship ceremonies including how to book one.

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 at The Civic Suite Catford SE6 9SE 

What you should bring to the ceremony

  • Your original invitation letter or email 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 £110 per citizen.


The Register Office Citizenship Team

368 Lewisham High Street, Hither Green, London, SE13 6LQ
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