Becoming a British citizen
If you’re granted British citizenship, the Home Office will send you a letter or email to inform you of this.
They will send your naturalisation certificate to us. When we get this, we’ll write to you to offer you a ceremony date.
What happens at the ceremony
We hold a group citizenship ceremony every month. You may bring one guest with you. There is no charge for this.
If you prefer, you can contact the Register Office to book a private ceremony. There is a charge for this service.
You'll need to bring to the ceremony:
- the Home Office letter or email confirming your application has been approved
- photo ID (such as passport, travel document or driving licence)
During the ceremony you’ll have to make an oath of allegiance (or civil affirmation if you prefer). You'll also make a pledge to respect the rights, freedoms and laws of the UK.
At the end of the ceremony you’ll receive:
- your certificate of British citizenship
- a welcome pack
- information about how to apply for your British passport