Arrange your citizenship ceremony

Coronavirus information

We are no longer able to carry out citizenship ceremonies at the Old Marylebone Town Hall and this will be the case until further notice. Please do not come along to Town Hall as there will be no one available to see you. 

Please also be aware that as there is a legal requirement for you to make your oath of allegiance in order to obtain your citizenship in person, there is, unfortunately, no legal provision in place to allow you to do this electronically instead.  

​​You would normally be expected to book your citizenship ceremony within three months of being sent an invitation from the Home Office. Due to the current pandemic circumstances UKVI have extended this period to six 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


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 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: 30 March 2020