Become a British citizen

In this section

  1. Become a British citizen
  2. Ceremonies

Citizenship ceremonies are the final step in the process of becoming a British citizen.

The ceremony is to:

  • Celebrate getting your British citizenship
  • Welcome you as a new citizen into the community
You will:
  • Make an oath or affirmation to Her Majesty the Queen
  • Make a formal and public pledge that you will be a loyal citizen of the United Kingdom
We are responsible for citizenship ceremonies for anyone who lives in the city.

What to do when you receive your Citizenship Invitation Letter

  • Forward a copy of your ceremony invitation letter by email to
  • You MUST include your contact telephone number(s).  This can be mobile and/or landline number(s)
  • If you wish to pay to have a private citizenship ceremony please say so in your email.
  • Once we have received your citizenship certificate from UKVI we will contact you to offer you the next available ceremony date.
  • Please DO NOT telephone the Register Office
  • Please DO NOT visit the Register Office