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A Citizenship Ceremony is the final stage in granting British Citizenship to foreign nationals. The ceremony welcomes new citizens into the community, it confers rights and responsibilities to the new citizen and celebrates the significance of becoming a British citizen.
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.
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 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, her 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 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, her 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.
Your certificate will be presented to you at the end of your ceremony.
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