Citizenship ceremonies

If the Home Office approves your application for British citizenship you will receive an invitation letter with the details of the local authority to contact to book a citizenship ceremony.

Arranging a ceremony date

Please call us on 020 8937 1010 to secure a date and time. 

You should contact us at the register office to book your date and time. They will ask you to confirm your details; 

  • Name
  • Home Office reference number
  • Home address
  • Telephone number.

When booking your ceremony you will need to inform the officer if you wish to either swear the Oath (swearing to God) or the Affirmation (without reference to God) and say the pledge of loyalty to the UK. 

Oath of Allegiance

“I (name) swear by Almighty God that on becoming a British citizen I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Her Heirs and Successors according to law”.

Affirmation of Allegiance

"I (name) do solemnly, sincerely and truly declare and affirm that on becoming a British citizen I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, her Heirs and Successors according to law".

Pledge

"I will give my loyalty to the United Kingdom and respect its rights and freedoms. I will uphold its democratic values. I will observe its laws faithfully and fulfil my duties and obligations as a British citizen".

Public or Private ceremony

You can choose to attend a public or private ceremony.

The public ceremony will be in a group setting where you will attend with other citizens and the Mayor or Deputy Mayor of Brent will present you with your certificate. There is no additional charge for attending a public ceremony.

Private ceremonies are more personal, only you and any guests you choose to invite attend. They can be arranged within a more flexible timescale. The Mayor or Deputy Mayor will not be present at private ceremonies.

Fees

Ceremony serviceFee
Standard group ceremony No additional cost
Private ceremony conducted Monday to Friday  £125
Private ceremony conducted Saturday or Sunday £170

 

Important information

  • You are required to attend a ceremony within 90 days of the approval being given otherwise you may have to make a new application.
  • You must bring your original Home Office invitation letter and a form of photo identification, for example a passport or driver’s licence, to the ceremony.
  • Please remember to return your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) within five days following your citizenship ceremony. Failing to do so, the Secretary of State may impose a fine of up to £1,000. Find out more information.