Citizenship Ceremonies

A citizenship ceremony is the final part of becoming a British citizen and every successful applicant for British citizenship over 18 years of age is required to attend a ceremony to receive a Certificate of Naturalisation or a Certificate of Registration. Children under 18 years of age who have applied with their parents may attend a ceremony to collect their Certificate of Registration.

The ceremony is carried out by a registrar on behalf of the local authority at a local venue within the Council's area.  At the ceremony, applicants are required to swear an Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance to Her Majesty the Queen and to say a pledge of loyalty to the United Kingdom.