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Citizenship Ceremony

Contact Registrars

  • Phone 0141 287 7655

Important Information

Update 5 January 2021

Following the Scottish Government's announcement on 4 January 2021 all Citizenship ceremonies that were booked for January have now been re-scheduled to February

Any Citizen who has booked a ceremony in January has been contacted by a member of the team to re-arrange a new date.

Bookings can still be taken as normal beyond February. 

Please be aware that ceremony arrangements may need to change and the ceremony may be offered in a different format.

During this pandemic period the Home Office have previously advised that you now have 6 months from your Poll Date to arrange your ceremony date.

For those new citizens in receipt of a Home Office Invitation letter, please call 0141 287 7658 (9.00a.m.until 5.00p.m. - Monday to Friday)  to arrange a Citizenship Ceremony.

If you had received a letter dated before the end of March from the Home Office and had not booked a ceremony with us you will now need to contact the Home Office to arrange an extension. 

The Home Office will be dealing with the backlog of Citizenship Certificates in date order and we can only schedule ceremonies where the certificate has been received by us and you have an Invitation Letter from the Home Office to contact us.

We thank you for your patience during this time.

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 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.

During this pandemic period no guests can be permitted to the ceremony. 

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.

What are the legal requirements ?

All matters relating to application and qualification for British citizenship are dealt with by the home office, Immigration & Nationality branch in Liverpool.

Contact Details

All enquiries/applications for citizenship should be directed to:

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

What are the fees?

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 for Glasgow take place?

The Burgh Court Hall
40 John Street
G1 1JL

Please note: Citizenship ceremonies are private and not open to the public.

How do I make a booking?

For those new citizens in receipt of a Home Office Invitation letter, please call 0141 287 7658 (9.00a.m.until 5.00p.m. - Monday to Friday)  to arrange a Citizenship Ceremony.


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