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Citizenship ceremonies

A celebration and legal confirmation for new British citizens
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Citizenship ceremonies are a special event and the last legal requirement for those who have chosen to become British citizens. They are a celebration of the diversity and inclusiveness of the United Kingdom and a special occasion for the new citizens and their families and friends.

Citizenship ceremonies take place each month at our Ipswich office, and on alternative months at our Bury St Edmunds and Lowestoft offices.

You have to attend a citizenship ceremony within 3 months of your notification of citizenship from the Home Office.

Your Certificate of Naturalisation as a British Citizen will be issued to you at the end of the ceremony.

You can only book and attend a Citizenship Ceremony if you have received an official invitation to do so from the Home Office.

Please call our Ipswich Office on 0345 607 2050 to book or email citizenship@suffolk.gov.uk.

The ceremony