Citizenship ceremonies complete the path for foreign nationals who are granted British citizenship and formally welcome them into the community.
Home Office Invitation
If The Home Office approves your application for British citizenship they will email / write to you with an invitation to book your citizenship ceremony slot. This will contain details of the local authority to contact to book a citizenship ceremony. You cannot book until you have received this, and unfortunately we have no details as to when you might do so.
After you have received your invitation from The Home Office please email email@example.com to arrange to attend your ceremony.
If your invitation letter says you have to have a ceremony within 21 days of the letter please ignore this. You have up to 6 months to attend your ceremony. Please contact the Home Office direct if you are running out of time and require an extension to attend your ceremony, using the details in your Home Office correspondence.
When you contact us to book your citizenship ceremony we will keep your details on file and will contact you when your certificate has arrived in the despatch from The Home Office.
We will not contact you until we have received and processed your certificate but please be assured that your email has not been ignored.
Despatches from The Home Office are usually weekly and, while we are assured that The Home Office are working their way through the backlog methodically and sequentially, there can still sometimes be a delay so please do be patient.
Ceremonies for small groups currently take place in The Keats Room, Lawrence Court, Huntingdon.
From 4th November onwards you may bring one adult guest if you would like to (unfortunately it is not possible to allow more, nor for babies or children to attend).
More details will be provided by email once your ceremony slot is confirmed.
To help protect yourselves, your family and friends we do recommend you (and your one adult guest if relevant) consider taking a free lateral flow test the morning before your ceremony. This page shows how anyone can order these online, by phone and the local places they can be collected from across England.