Arrange your citizenship 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.

Attending a ceremony

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 every Monday morning. You may also arrange a private ceremony.

Ceremonies are held at both Mayfair Library, 25 South Audley South, London, W1K 2PB and Westminster City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6QP. Please check the location of your ceremony when booking.

Book your citizenship ceremony

Please contact the Westminster Register Office to arrange your citizenship ceremony.

email registeroffice@westminster.gov.uk or call 020 7641 7500

Group ceremony event

Westminster Register Office is holding a special adults-only group ceremony at Westminster City Hall on Friday 28 April which includes a wine and canapes reception meet and greet with the Lord Mayor of Westminster afterwards, including a tour of the Westminster Plate Room. It will be held in the Lord Mayor’s Parlour on the 18th floor, affording a spectacular view of many London landmarks. The event starts at 3.45pm and finishes at 5.30pm approximately. There is a £30 charge to cover catering and this includes up to 2 guests per citizen.

If you have received your invitation from the Home Office and are interested, please contact 0207 641 6840 to book your place or email registeroffice@westminster.gov.uk. Numbers are limited.  

Children under 18 are not allowed at this event. 

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

You are welcome to bring two guests to celebrate this special occasion with you.

Private ceremonies

You can also arrange a private ceremony. Private ceremonies are available on weekdays and occasional Saturdays at Mayfair Library. Please note there is a fee for this service. 

Ceremony Days Individual Family
Monday to Friday (before 5pm) £100 £110
Monday to Friday (after 5pm) £110 £160
Saturday £125 £145
Sunday £145 £215
Home or Office Visit (weekday only) £800 £900

Last updated: 27 April 2017
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