Before you can go to a citizenship ceremony you need to apply for British citizenship.
Visit the Gov.uk website citizenship information to find out how to apply.
Visit the Gov.uk website citizenship ceremonies to find out more about citizenship ceremonies.
How to book
Once your application is successful the Home Office will send us your certificate and will also contact you to let you know that you have been successful and that you can now contact us. Once this has happened please phone us to book a ceremony on 0118 974 6000 option 3, option 3.
Because of coronavirus, we have had to change the format of our ceremonies. Currently we are offering 2 options for ceremonies:
- Virtual ceremony – this happens using the Microsoft Teams software. This can then take place in the comfort of your own home or office. You will need to show the Senior Registrar your photo ID on the screen and then she will guide you through the short ceremony. Your certificate will then be mailed out to you securely
- Face to Face ceremony – this happens at the register office and is a very brief ceremony. You will be presented with your certificate at the ceremony
Both types of ceremony are for individuals unless someone else in your family is also receiving citizenship. In both ceremonies you will make the oath of allegiance and the pledge of loyalty and the national anthem will be played.
Future ceremony options
It is hoped that in the New Year we will be able to re-commence our group ceremonies held at the Wokingham Town Hall and also offer private citizenship ceremonies at the register office.