Citizenship ceremonies

We offer both private individual and group citizenship ceremonies which take place weekly.

Citizenship ceremonies

If you have received a letter from the Home Office confirming that your application for citizenship has been successful you will need to wait until you have received a Home Office invitation advising you that you may book your ceremony.

Once you have received your invitation letter, please wait 5 working days before booking.  

Call us on 020 8726 6300 to book your ceremony. 

Ceremony requirements

Attending a citizenship ceremony is the final step on the journey to becoming a British citizen.

Full details of ceremonies are available on the Home Office website. You must attend a ceremony if you are over 18 years old and living in the UK.

Children under 18 years old do not have to attend a but are encouraged to do so.

Types of ceremony

We offer 2 types of ceremonies:

Group ceremony

You will be attending with up to 20 other candidates.  Due to the number of people attending you may only invite 2 guests to accompany you.  

These are held on Wednesdays at 5pm and 6pm and can be booked by calling 020 8726 6300.

Private citizenship ceremony

If you are looking for something more personal for you and your family, or you require your citizenship ceremony more quickly because you need to travel, we can offer you a private ceremony.

You may invite a maximum of 8 guests and choose a date and time during the week.   The cost starts at £131.

If you wish to book please email: citizenship.ceremonies@croydon.gov.uk

Where ceremonies are held

Croydon holds public group ceremonies on weekday evenings and occasionally Saturdays. These are held at The Town Hall, Fell Road, Croydon, CR0 1NX. Private ceremonies are held in the Town Hall at a variety of times during the week

Ceremony requirements

You will need:

  • your original invitation letter from the Home Office
  • your passport or photo ID

During the ceremony

You will swear or affirm an oath of allegiance to the Crown and make a pledge to uphold UK values and laws. You will be presented with a certificate of British citizenship. Professional photographs will be taken and will be available to purchase