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British Citizenship Ceremony

Important Information: Updated 7 May 2024

We are currently receiving a high volume of requests for earlier ceremony dates which we are unable to accommodate.

Please do not request an earlier date unless your ceremony date will take you out with your 3-month validity date.

Please Note: we are currently unable to offer Private ceremonies.

What is a British Citizenship Ceremony?

The Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 includes provisions that require all applicants, aged 18 or over, for naturalisation or registration as a British citizen must take a citizenship oath and pledge at a ceremony conducted by a Local Government Officer.

Attending a citizenship ceremony is the final step in the process of becoming a British citizen. The ceremony is a formal occasion that welcomes those who wish to attain full citizenship of the United Kingdom.

Your Citizenship Ceremony in Glasgow

We are only able to schedule Citizenship Ceremonies where the certificate has been received by us (The Registration Office) and you have an Invitation Letter from the Home Office to contact us.

For those new citizens in receipt of a Home Office Invitation letter, please call 0141 287 7655 (9.30am-4.30pm - Monday to Friday) to arrange a Citizenship Ceremony.

The Home Office have advised that you now have 3 months from your Poll/Batch Date to arrange your Citizenship Ceremony date.

A maximum number of 2 guests per citizen are allowed to attend with you.  Please note we will be unable to accommodate any extra guests.

What documents do I need to bring to my Citizenship Ceremony?

  • Home Office Invitation Letter along with
  • A form of Photographic ID i.e. Passport, Driver's Licence

If you do not bring along these documents your ceremony cannot go ahead, and you will be asked to re-schedule a new date.

What are the legal requirements?

All matters relating to application and qualification for British Citizenship are dealt with by the Home Office's, Immigration & Nationality branch in Liverpool.

All enquiries/applications for citizenship should be directed to:

Home Office
Immigration and Nationality Branch
Third Floor
India Buildings
Water Street
L2 0QN

How much does it cost?

The fees for naturalisation and citizenship are set by the British Nationality (Fees) Regulations 2003 and are payable to the Home Office, Immigration and Nationality branch in Liverpool.

Where do Citizenship Ceremonies take place in Glasgow?

The Burgh Court Hall
40 John Street
G1 1JL

How do I make a booking?

For those new citizens in receipt of a Home Office Invitation letter, please call 0141 287 7655 (9.30am-4.30pm, Monday to Friday) to arrange a Citizenship Ceremony.

You will be offered the first available date for your ceremony. Citizens have 3 months from their Poll/Batch date to arrange their ceremony date.  Earlier ceremony dates should not be requested unless the date offered will take you outwith the 3 month validity date.

Please note we are currently unable to offer private ceremonies.

Can I cancel or reschedule my appointment?

If you are unable to attend your scheduled appointment, please phone 0141 287 7655 so that another appointment can be arranged.

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Last modified on 13 May 2024

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