Citizenship ceremonies

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


Layout of our new covid-secure group ceremonies
Page updated on: 3 November 2021

Citizenship Ceremonies


Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriage
Hackney Service Centre
1 Hillman Street
E8 1DY

Opening times

  • Mon to Fri, 9am - 4.30pm