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Attend a public citizenship ceremony

Due to Government covid restrictions we are providing socially distanced ceremonies at the Register Office.

The process

  • The Home Office notifies you via post or email of a successful application. This is your decision letter, which advises you not to contact a register office. Please do not contact us if you have only received this letter.
  • The Home Office, a number of weeks later, sends your certificate to The Register Office. We then process this onto our database.
  • The Home Office, usually within a week of sending us the certificates, notifies you that you are invited to attend a citizenship ceremony either by sending a letter titled ‘Citizenship Invitation’ or an email titled ‘Citizenship Ceremony Invitation’. You must bring the invitation to your ceremony, if you have received an email it can be printed in a PDF form or be shown to the Registrar on a smartphone at your ceremony. The invitation will ask you to contact us within 21 days but you do not need to, we will automatically send you an invitation to attend a ceremony when we receive your certificate.

It can sometimes take several weeks for us to receive your certificate from the Home Office, even if you have received their invitation letter. We will not contact you until we receive your certificate.

You have six months to attend a ceremony.

We are also able to offer some private citizenship ceremonies.

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