Every citizen (aged over 18) who applies for citizenship, after approval by the Home Office, must attend a citizenship ceremony in order to achieve citizenship status. If they do not attend within three months of approval, they need to start their application process again.
The ceremony is the final step to becoming a British citizen. It is a way of formally welcoming people into their community, as well as welcoming them as a new British citizen.
We ask each new citizen to make promises and say an oath to the sovereign, that they will be a faithful citizen. They must also make a formal and public pledge, that they will be a loyal subject and observe the laws of this country.
We hold a ceremony each week at County Hall, Kingston or new citizens can choose to have an individual ceremony, which would be held at one of our main offices in Surrey, for an additional charge.
Information for anyone who is interested in becoming a British citizen is available on the gov.uk website.
We also offer the European Passport Return Service (EPRS) for European Economic Area (EEA) and Swiss nationals.
To arrange a citizenship ceremony within Surrey
Please contact the citizenship officer, quoting your Home Office reference number.
- Telephone: 01932 794678 (Monday to Friday between 9am and 4.30pm)
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Post: Citizenship Office, 81 Oatlands Drive, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 9LN
Please note. We are unable to see personal callers at the office without a prior appointment.