Citizenship ceremonies

Attending a ceremony

You do not need to contact us to book a ceremony. Once your British Citizenship has been approved by the Home Office and they have authorised a ceremony, they will send us your Certificate of Naturalisation and we will contact you to invite you to attend your citizenship ceremony at one of our Register Offices. If you wish to book a private ceremony please contact us at

What happens at a ceremony

The ceremony lasts about 30 minutes and includes:

  • introduction and welcome
  • new citizens will then swear or affirm allegiance to The King and make a pledge of loyalty
  • presentation of Certificate of Naturalisation

Please ensure that you arrive 30 minutes before your ceremony start time to allow time to check your documentation.


There may be a professional photographer at your ceremony. Photographs of the certificate presentation and passport photos will be available to buy on the day.

Payment can be made by credit or debit card.

Private ceremonies

Contact us by emailing to arrange a private Citizenship ceremony.

If your ceremony is taking place between 1st April 2023 and 31st March 2024, please note these prices may be subject to change.

If your ceremony is taking place from 1st April 2024 onwards, please note the fees advised are indicative and subject to change.

Period Venue Monday to Friday
April 2022 - March 2023 Register Office Ceremony Room £190
April 2023 - March 2024 Register Office Ceremony Room £193
April 2024 - March 2025 Register Office Ceremony Room £195
  Other venues See other ceremonies fees

Fees quoted include £72 non-refundable booking fee.