If you are aged 18 and over and are accepted for naturalisation as a British citizen, you are required by law to take part in a citizenship ceremony.

The ceremony helps applicants gain a full understanding of the rights and responsibilities that come with British Citizenship. It also makes sure the applicant is properly welcomed into the community.

If you wish to become a British citizen, you must apply to the Home Office. You must meet all the immigration laws, sit a knowledge test on "Life in the United Kingdom" and be able to speak and understand our language.

Once you have received your letter from the Home Office approving your naturalisation, you should contact us using the details below to arrange a ceremony.

We hold citizenship ceremonies every two to three months for people who want to gain British Citizenship.

More information on becoming a British Citizen can be found in our Becoming a British Citizen document:

Becoming a British Citizen