Citizenship ceremonies

Attending a ceremony

You don't need to contact us to book a ceremony. We will write to you to invite you to your citizenship ceremony.

What happens at a ceremony

The ceremony lasts about 45 minutes and includes:

  • introduction and welcome
  • new citizens will then swear or affirm allegiance to the Queen and make a pledge of loyalty
  • presentation of citizenship certificate

There may be a professional photographer at your ceremony. Photographs will be available to buy on the day:

  • £13 for a photograph of the presentation of your British Citizenship Certificate
  • £7 passport photographs

You can pay by credit/debit card or with cash.

Private ceremonies

Contact us on 0300 555 1392 to arrange a private Citizenship ceremony.

1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021

Venue Monday to Friday
Register Office Ceremony Room £186 (includes £69 booking fee)
Other venues See other ceremonies fees