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Arrange your citizenship ceremony

Coronavirus information

Please follow the online booking form to make a booking. Due to the government restrictions on number of people who can attend a ceremony, which is currently 15, we are unabe to allow any guests to attend the ceremony.

If you would prefer to make a booking for a private citizenship ceremony, where you can bring a guest, you can do this through our online booking form and select private 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 advising you that you may book your ceremony. The Home Office is still clearing their backlog of certificate printing, there fore you may be waiting for some time before you get your invitation. 

​​You would normally be expected to book your citizenship ceremony within 3 months of being sent an invitation from the Home Office. Due to the current pandemic circumstances UKVI have extended this period to 6 months and will keep this under constant review. Please be advised that no adverse decisions will be made on applications because of delays caused by Coronavirus.

For more information read our Registration Service coronavirus FAQ's

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.

When and where Westminster ceremonies are held

Westminster holds public group ceremonies on Tuesday and occasionally Wednesday afternoons. You may also arrange a private ceremony.

Ceremonies are held at The Old Marylebone Town Hall, Westminster Council House, 97-113 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5PT

What you should bring to the ceremony

  • ​your original invitation letter from the Home Office
  • your passport or photo ID

During the ceremony

  • you’ll swear or affirm an oath of allegiance to the Crown and make a pledge to uphold UK values and laws
  • the ceremony will be held by the Lord Mayor or Deputy Mayor
  • you’ll be presented with a certificate of British citizenship and a welcome pack
  • you’ll receive a gift from The City of Westminster
  • professional photographs will be taken and will be available to purchase

Guests

Due to the government restrictions on number of people who can attend a ceremony, we are unable to allow any guests to attend the ceremony at this time.

Private ceremonies

You can also arrange a private ceremony. Private ceremonies are held at The Old Marylebone Town Hall on Tuesday mornings.  Other days can be considered upon request, but this will be dependent on availability. Please note there is a fee for this service. 

Ceremony Days Individual Family
Monday to Friday (before 9am) £135 £180
Monday to Friday (after 9am, before 5pm) £100 £110
Monday to Friday (after 5pm) £135 £180
Saturday £125 £145
Sunday £145 £215
Home or Office Visit (weekday only) £800 £900
Last updated: 25 September 2020