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 to take a citizenship oath and pledge at a citizenship ceremony conducted by a Registrar.
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.
When you receive your Invitation letter from the home office you should contact the telephone number provided and make arrangements for your ceremony date.
You will be allowed to take 2 guests to the ceremony and you must bring along your Home Office Invitation Letter with you.
A private Citizenship Ceremony can be arranged but will be subject to an additional charge.
All matters relating to application and qualification for British citizenship are dealt with by the home office, Immigration & Nationality branch in Liverpool.
All enquiries/applications for citizenship should be directed to:
Immigration and Nationality Branch
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.
The Burgh Court Hall
40 John Street
Please note: Citizenship ceremonies are private and not open to the public.
Please phone the Registrar's appointment line on 0141 287 7655. The line is open Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 5.00pm.
Confirmation of your ceremony booking will be sent out to you a few days prior to ceremony.