A citizenship ceremony is the final part of becoming a British citizen. It is a legal requirement since 2004 and is a special way of celebrating new citizens.
Anyone who has successfully applied and is an adult age 18 or over must take part in a ceremony. Children under 18 do not have to attend a ceremony but are always welcome to be part of the process along with their family.
Each adult will be required to swear or affirm an oath of allegiance to the King and make a pledge of loyalty to uphold the values and laws of the United Kingdom. An imperative part of the process.
Types of Ceremonies
Group ceremonies are held within the Council Chamber at Warwickshire County Council, Shire Hall, Market Place, Warwick.
No charges apply for this ceremony as your naturalisation fees have covered this cost.
Private ceremonies are available to all at a cost of £120.00 for a single adult and £150.00 for a married couple, should you choose. These can take place in any one of our registration offices in Warwickshire.
(*please note fees are subject to change on 1 April each year*)
Group Ceremony Bookings
The Home Office will notify you via email if you have a 16-digit reference number beginning 1212-0001- XXXX-XXXX or by post of you have a 9-digit reference, both titled ‘Citizenship ceremony invitation - I am pleased to tell you that your application for British citizenship has been approved.’ It will also state your full name and date of birth.
As soon as your naturalisation certificate is sent to us from the Home Office, we will get in touch with you with ceremony arrangements using the contact details you provided at the time of your application.
If you do not hear from us within 14 days of receiving your Home Office notification outlined above, then please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org forwarding your Home Office approval notification and provide a contact telephone number.
Private Ceremony Bookings
To book a Private Ceremony at one of our Register Offices, you must forward the following details to email@example.com
- Your Home Office Citizenship ceremony invitation approval
- Your preferred Register Office and days from Monday to Friday
- Morning or afternoon 9.00 am –12.00 pm or 1.00 –3.00 pm
- A contact telephone number
A minimum of 7 days must be allowed for the relevant paperwork to be collated and delivered to any of the offices.
We aim to get back to you with further guidance and support within 48 hours or as soon as possible excluding weekends and Bank Holidays.