The process is started when you apply to the Home Office for British Citizenship.
When your application is complete, the Home Office will contact you inviting you to contact your Register Office to book into a ceremony.
At the same time, the Home Office contact us with your Citizenship Certificate. On receipt of your certificate, we will write to you, giving details of our next ceremony and alternative arrangements should you require them.
Our ceremonies are held in groups, usually between 5 and 10 people, but numbers are dictated by demand. You are very welcome to bring guests with you to the ceremony.
On arrival a pledge card will be handed to you, complete with the words to the oath or affirmation and pledge that you have to say during the ceremony.
The Superintendent Registrar (or deputy) will host the ceremony, and where possible a local dignitary will be in attendance to welcome you to the Borough.
After speeches of welcome, the Superintendent Registrar will invite you to swear or affirm the Oath of allegiance (as chosen on your questionnaire). If you are going to swear the Oath before God, you may bring a holy book with you.
The Dignitary will then present your citizenship certificate to you and a small gift to commemorate the occasion. The ceremony is closed with the playing of the National Anthem.
For further information about citizenship ceremonies, call 01443 863478 or email email@example.com.