Citizenship ceremonies

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

We are currently holding most ceremonies via a video call.

We have set dates for video ceremonies. A ceremony officiant will be booked to call you at a pre-agreed time. We would usually be able to include all members of each family group on the same call.

There is no charge for this service.

Private Ceremonies

If you are unable to attend a ceremony on one of the pre-set dates, we may be able to arrange a ceremony on a date specified by you. This would be classed as a Private Ceremony and would incur an additional fee of £150.

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

Booking a place

When you have received confirmation from the Home Office you will be able to book a citizenship ceremony by contacting the Suffolk Citizenship Officer on 0345 607 2050 or email citizenship@suffolk.gov.uk.

The Citizenship officer will advise the available dates we have for your ceremony.

The ceremony

The ceremony takes about 30 minutes.

You will need to make an oath/affirmation to Her Majesty the Queen and a pledge of loyalty to the United Kingdom.

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 0345 607 2050 or email citizenship@suffolk.gov.uk for more information.