Citizenship ceremony

Coronavirus: Important information

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

We are still offering some virtual ceremonies for those unable to attend in person.

When government announcements are made and new guidance issued to us, supplementary emails will be sent to those new citizens already booked on to a 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. Usually you must attend a citizenship ceremony within three months of receiving your invitation from the Home Office. Because of coronavirus, this time has been extended. 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.

We hold a ceremony each week at Rylston, 81 Oatlands Drive, Weybridge or new citizens can choose to have an individual ceremony for an additional charge. Individual ceremonies are also held at Weybridge.

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

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.

Please contact the citizenship officer, quoting your Home Office reference number.

  • Telephone: 01932 794678 (Monday to Friday between 9am and 4.30pm)
  • Email: citizenship@surreycc.gov.uk
  • 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.

Citizenship Ceremony Fees

Type of fee1 April 2021 - 31 March 20221 April 2022 - 31 March 20231 April 2023 - 31 March 2024
Individual private ceremony£100£105£105
Family (2 adults and 2 children)£165£170£170
Extra adult£50 £50£50