Citizenship ceremonies

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

Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

 

You have to attend a citizenship ceremony 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 10:30am unless otherwise stated.  Please be aware some of these dates may not be applicable during the Coronavirus pandemic and the content of your ceremony and guests allowed may also be restricted.

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.

Ceremony dates, times and location
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The ceremony

The ceremony takes about an hour. It begins with a welcoming speech by the Superintendent Registrar and a local dignitary.  Please be aware that restrictions may be in place dependent upon current Government guidelines during the pandemic.

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:

  • £140 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 0345 607 2050 or email citizenship@suffolk.gov.uk for more information.