Choosing a public or private ceremony. Citizenship ceremonies You need to attend a citizenship ceremony if you’re 18 or over and have successfully applied to become a British citizen. Every citizen (aged over 18) who applies for citizenship, after approval by the Home Office, must attend a citizenship ceremony in order to achieve citizenship status. British Citizenship Ceremonies Covid-19 information for citizenship ceremonies.
The system for swearing in new … Every applicant for British citizenship is required to attend a citizenship ceremony to swear an oath of allegiance to the Crown and make a pledge to uphold the values and laws of the UK. Citizenship ceremonies have been suspended until further notice.
It is taking longer than usual to process applications because of coronavirus (COVID-19). British citizenship Organise your citizenship ceremony with your council Contact your council to arrange your citizenship ceremony if your application for British citizenship is successful. Book a citizenship ceremony online. If you live in the borough or have specifically asked to attend in Kingston then we look forward to welcoming you to your ceremony. If your citizenship application has been successful, you'll need to book a citizenship ceremony within three months of receiving your invitation letter from the Home Office. You would normally need to book your citizenship ceremony within three months of being sent an invitation. British citizenship ceremonies In response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and following restrictions in place from government, all non-essential face to face registration and ceremonial services have been suspended until further notice.
They are held in the Guildhall, High Street, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1EU. The ceremony is the final step to becoming a British citizen. Latest Citizenship ceremony updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Each year we welcome many new British Citizens into our community. New Citizens will receive an invitation from the Home Office to book a ceremony once their British citizenship application is successful.
The final step on the journey to becoming a British citizen, for most people, is to swear or affirm an oath of allegiance to Her Majesty the Queen at a citizenship ceremony. If they do not attend within three months of approval, they need to start their application process again. If an application for citizenship is approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and the applicant is over the age of 18, attending a citizenship ceremony is the final stage in the process of becoming a British Citizen. Coronavirus (COVID-19) We are not taking any new bookings for ceremonies.
Customers would normally be expected to book their ceremony within three months of being sent an invitation from the Home Office. If the Home Office approves your application for British citizenship, they will send you an invitation letter which will tell you who to contact to book your citizenship ceremony.