You have to attend a Citizenship within 3 months of your notification of citizenship from the Home Office.
Booking a place
To book a Citizenship Ceremony please contact the Suffolk Citizenship Officer on 0345 607 2050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The attendees' list will be closed 2 weeks before the ceremony date.
Citizenship Ceremonies are held at different register offices in Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Lowestoft and Sudbury throughout the year. Upcoming dates are listed below and all ceremonies commence at 2:30pm unless otherwise stated.
The locations and contact details for our offices are available on our Suffolk Register Offices contact list.
You will be allowed a restricted number of guests depending on the space available.
|15 November 2017||2:30pm||Ipswich|
|6 December 2017||2:30pm||Sudbury|
|20 December 2017||2:30pm||Ipswich|
|10 January 2018||10:30am||Ipswich|
|24 January 2018||10:30am||Bury St Edmunds|
|14 February 2018||10:30am||Ipswich|
|28 February 2018||10:30am||Sudbury|
|14 March 2018||10:30am||Ipswich|
|28 March 2018||10:30am||Lowestoft|
|11 April 2018||10:30am||Ipswich|
|25 April 2018||10:30am||Bury St Edmunds|
|9 May 2018||10:30am||Ipswich|
|23 May 2018||10:30am||Sudbury|
|13 June 2018||10:30am||Ipswich|
|27 June 2018||10:30am||Lowestoft|
|11 July 2018||10:30am||Ipswich|
|25 July 2018||10:30am||Bury St Edmunds|
|8 August 2018||10:30am||Ipswich|
|22 August 2018||10:30am||Sudbury|
|12 September 2018||10:30am||Ipswich|
|26 September 2018||10:30am||Lowestoft|
|10 October 2018||10:30am||Ipswich|
|24 October 2018||10:30am||Bury St Edmunds|
|14 November 2018||10:30am||Ipswich|
|28 November 2018||10:30am||Sudbury|
|12 December 2018||10:30am||Ipswich|
|19 December 2018||10:30am||Lowestoft|
The ceremony takes about an hour. It begins with a welcoming speech by the Superintendent Registrar and a local dignitary.
You will then need to make an oath/affirmation to Her Majesty the Queen and a pledge of loyalty to the United Kingdom.
After this you will be presented with a citizenship pack.
It may be possible to purchase a souvenir photograph of your presentation.
You can organise for a private ceremony to be held at one of our Suffolk Registration Offices.
The costs of a private ceremony are an additional:
- £130 for one person
- £200 for a couple
- free for under 18's
You can find out more about British Citizenship, and how you apply for it, on GOV.UK.
Contact the Suffolk Citizenship Officer on 01473 292777 or email email@example.com for more information.