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Arrange your citizenship ceremony

Coronavirus information

Due to the current lockdown public group citizenship ceremonies have been suspended until further notice.

Private citizenship ceremonies are currently being offered virtually through Zoom and not in a face-to-face setting. If you would like to make a booking for a virtual private citizenship ceremony, you can request this by emailing your name, home office reference number and mobile number to our team at registeroffice@westminster.gov.uk. A member of the team will then contact you to book a virtual private citizenship ceremony. Prior to the virtual private citizenship ceremony you will receive the Zoom ceremony meeting link to access on the day.   

During the ceremony you will need to show your Home Office Invitation Letter and your passport. After the ceremony your naturalization certificate will be posted to the address shown on the Home Office Invitation Letter within 5 working days. There is a postage fee of £10.00 payable at the time of the booking.

You will need to be physically present within the UK in order to take part in a virtual citizenship ceremony. 

Please note that if you have received a letter from the Home Office confirming that your application for citizenship has been successful you will still need to wait until you have received a Home Office Invitation Letter advising you that you may book your ceremony. Unfortunately it is not possible to proceed with booking a virtual private citizenship ceremony without the Home Office Invitation Letter.  

Attending a ceremony

Once your application for British citizenship is approved by the Home Office you will be invited to attend a citizenship ceremony. This is the final step on the journey to becoming a British citizen.

Full details of citizenship ceremonies are available on the Home Office website.

You must attend a citizenship ceremony if you are over 18 years old and living in the UK.

Children under 18 years old don't have to attend a ceremony but are encouraged to.

Last updated: 7 January 2021