Citizenship & nationality

Citizenship Ceremonies

To arrange a citizenship ceremony please complete our enquiry form.

Citizenship enquiry form

Before carrying on, here are some things you need to know

  • if your application for British Citizenship is approved by the Home Office, a Citizenship ceremony invitation letter is sent to you 

  • all adults must attend a Citizenship ceremony and take an oath and pledge once the Home Office have informed you that you have been successful in gaining British Citizenship

  • only the applicant can book a ceremony and you will need your Home Office Invitation letter with you when you contact us on 020 8770 6790 to book a ceremony

  • there is only a charge if you wish to book an individual ceremony

  • group ceremonies are free

Where citizenship ceremonies are held

Citizenship ceremonies are held at the Sutton Register Office ('Russettings'), 25 Worcester Road, Sutton, SM2 6PR. Find out how to get to us and about parking on our Visiting us page.

In Sutton, citizenship ceremonies are normally held in a group but, for an additional fee of £110 per citizen, you can arrange for an individual ceremony.

What happens at ceremonies

Ceremonies begin with a speech of welcome by the superintendent registrar. 

The taking of a new citizenship oath and pledge is a legal requirement and the key moment at which citizenship is granted. New citizens will receive their certificate, information pack and commemorative gift at the end of the ceremony. 

The certificate of naturalisation will be collected at the end of the ceremony and can subsequently be used to support passport applications and to prove British citizenship.

The ceremony will close with the playing of the national anthem. 

Special Requirements 

  • If you have any other requirements, please contact us in advance and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.