Citizenship ceremony

Citizenship ceremonies are held face-to-face in group ceremonies or in private ceremonies (additional fees apply). You may bring one guest to accompany you to your group ceremony or up to three guests to a private ceremony.

Every citizen aged 18 or over who has successfully applied for British citizenship, and after approval by the Home Office, must attend a citizenship ceremony in order to achieve British citizenship status. You must attend a citizenship ceremony within three months of receiving your invitation from the Home Office. You cannot book a ceremony until you have received your invitation letter from the Home Office.

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.

Information for anyone who is interested in becoming a British citizen is available on the website.

British Overseas Territories Citizen

If you have been granted British Citizenship as well British Overseas Territories Citizenship (BOTC), please contact us to book your ceremony.

You should not use the online booking system.

To arrange a citizenship ceremony within Surrey

You must have received your ceremony invitation letter or email from the Home Office before you can book a citizenship ceremony and have your Home Office Reference number available when booking. On the day of your ceremony, you must bring your Home Office invitation letter or email and photo identification document for example passport or driving licence.

Book your citizenship ceremony

Citizenship ceremony fees

This fee covers from 1 April 2024 to 31 March 2025.

Individual private ceremony, per adult:

  • Monday to Thursday £179.00
  • Friday and Saturday £229.00

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