Citizenship ceremonies


Citizenship ceremonies are a way of formally welcoming you as a British citizen.

You must attend a citizenship ceremony if you’re 18 or over and have successfully applied to become a British citizen.

How it works

If you've been successful in becoming a British citizen, the Home Office will send you:

  • a decision letter
  • a citizenship invitation letter (this may be received up to 6 months after your decision letter)

The Home Office will send your certificate of naturalisation to us so that we can then book you into a citizenship ceremony.

Every successful applicant aged 18 or over is expected to take part in a ceremony.