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 citizenship@cambridgeshire.gov.uk 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.

Ceremony 

 

Ceremonies for small groups currently take place in The Keats Room, Lawrence Court, Huntingdon.   

 

You may bring one adult guest if you would like to (unfortunately it is not possible to allow more.  Babies and children are not permitted to attend.

More details will be provided by email once your ceremony slot is confirmed.

Citizenship