Citizenship ceremonies

If your citizenship application is successful you will need to attend a Citizenship Ceremony to be presented with your certificate of naturalisation.

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 citizenship@suffolk.gov.uk. 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.

DateTimeLocation
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

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.

Private ceremonies

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

More information

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 citizenship@suffolk.gov.uk for more information.