Citizenship Ceremonies

You can choose between a group or a private citizenship ceremony.

The group ceremony comes at no further cost to yourself and you are able to bring one guest with you to a group ceremony.

If you choose a private citizenship ceremony this can accommodate the new citizen and 3 guests. A private ceremony can take place on a weekday by prior appointment and carries a fee of £170. Please note that private ceremonies do not take place at the Town Hall with a Civic Dignitary present, these are instead held at Riverside House or Clifton Park Museum. The Registration Service will confirm which venue your ceremony is booked for.

As part of the ceremony you will either affirm or swear an oath of allegiance to His Majesty the King, be presented with your citizenship certificate and observe the playing of the national anthem of the United Kingdom. You will also receive a commemorative gift to welcome you as a new British Citizen.

To make a booking for your citizenship ceremony, please contact the registration service by email at and a member of the registration service team will contact you to arrange a date.