Once your application for citizenship is approved, you get an invitation letter
confirming this and inviting you to be a part of the Citizenship Ceremony from the
Home Office. This ceremony is generally held close to your house.
Earning a British citizenship is a prominent occasion and this is the reason it
is celebrated in a remarkable way. In this ceremony, you are welcomed by your local
authorities of the community and allowed to meet other people of the area who have
earned the British citizenships.
Organizing the Citizenship Ceremony
You get this invitation 90 days prior to the actual ceremony. The invitation contains
contact details of your local authority, the one who would be arranging your ceremony.
It can be conducted at the town hall or register office.
Children are not subjected to taking a citizenship oath and the pledge, thus no
need to attend the citizenship ceremony. Children who have attained 18 years are
liable to attend the ceremony.
What Happens in Citizenship Ceremony
In this ceremony, you have to make an oath of allegiance including a pledge. You
have to take this oath and pledge hence it is expected to practice it before you
attend this ceremony.
Oath of Allegiance
In this oath you say that you swear that on earning British citizenship, you will
be honest to the Queen, her heirs as per the law.
Affirmation of Allegiance
In this you solemnly declare that on being a British citizen, you will be faithful
to Her Majesty Queen and the successors according to the law of Britain.
In the pledge you ensure of your honesty and loyalty towards the United Kingdom
and manifest your acceptance and respect its freedom and rights. You pledge to respect
its democratic values and obey its laws faithfully and fulfill your duties and obligations
being a British citizen.
Attending the Citizenship Ceremony
When you reach to attend the ceremony, you will be checked for your certificate
by the local authority staff for your identity and get confirmation of your personal
details before allowing you to enter the venue. You will also be provided with some
In this ceremony, the speeches are delivered by local or national dignitaries, which
include welcoming the new citizens and encouraging them to contribute to their communities.
You will be provided with your certificate of British citizenship and a welcome
kit. You will be offered with a commemorative gift, usually with a local touch.
You are expected to stand while the national anthem is played.
The local authorities arrange for videos and photographs of this event, which you
can buy from them.
Citizenship ceremony is a grand event especially for those people who have freshly
earned British Citizenship. This is a ritual that is organized by Local authorities
of Britain to commemorate the new members of Britain country and this ceremony is
filled with delight, joy and celebrations.
Now it’s time to be a part of this country which you have always dreamt of!