Citizenship ceremonies are permitted to take place during lockdown, as they fall under leaving home to fulfil a legal obligation.
Each new citizen will receive a Home Office decision letter and will receive their Home Office invitation letter approximately 8-12 weeks later. If you haven’t received it, it means we don’t have your naturalisation certificate and can’t offer you a ceremony until we get it.
We’ll automatically invite you to a group ceremony when your certificate is received from the Home Office. If you’re on the waiting list, we’ll send your ceremony invitation by email. If you’re not on the list, we’ll send it by post.
If your application to become a British citizen is successful, you’re required by law to attend a citizenship ceremony if you’re 18 or over.
Children do not need to attend a ceremony, so their parent(s) can attend on their behalf.
At the citizenship ceremony, you will be presented with your naturalisation certificate which will prove your newly acquired citizenship status and also proves that you have the right to vote in both local and national elections.
Frequently asked questions about citizenship ceremonies
Our Covid-secure ceremony location
- Mon to Fri, 9am - 4.30pm