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British Citizenship

British Citizenship

A Citizenship Ceremony is the final stage in granting British Citizenship. The ceremony welcomes new citizens into the community. It confers rights and responsibilities to the new citizen, without any immigration restrictions, and celebrates the significance of becoming a British citizen.  

If you have received your letter from the Home Office stating that your Citizenship Ceremony can proceed, please contact the Registration Office to arrange an appointment for your ceremony on 01259 723850 or email  Please leave a daytime phone number. 

Your Citizenship Ceremony

If you make a successful application for British Citizenship, you will receive a ceremony invitation letter by email from the Home Office.  This letter invites you to attend a Citizenship Ceremony and will ask you to contact the registrar to arrange a ceremony date.  Please send a copy of your invitiation letter and photographic ID by email to the registrar.

Your citizenship ceremony will take place within 3 months of receiving your letter.

Citizenship Ceremonies are not open to the public. 

A total of 6 people may attend your ceremony.

Please contact the Home Office if you need more information about applying for British Citizenship.

What to expect

We aim to make your Citizenship Ceremony an enjoyable and meaningful celebration.

During the ceremony each new citizen will swear or affirm an oath of allegiance to the Crown.  

Please let the registrar know whether you would like to make the following:

Oath of allegiance

I (name) swear by Almighty God that on becoming a British citizen, I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to His Majesty King Charles III,  his Heirs and Successors, according to law.


Affirmation of allegiance

I (name) solemnly, sincerely and truly declare and affirm that on becoming a British citizen, I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to His Majesty King Charles III, his Heirs and Successors, according to law.

You will also be required to make the following pledge of loyalty to the United Kingdom:

Pledge of Loyalty

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.

After the ceremony

Your certificate will be presented to you at the end of your ceremony.

For Further Information Contact

The Registrar
Speirs Centre, Primrose Place, Alloa, FK10 1AD
Tel: 01259 723850 / 450000 Fax: 01259 723365