His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh

10 June 1921 to 9 April 2021

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Important service changes

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation there are changes to registration services. For further details visit our service disruption page.

A citizenship ceremony is the final stage in granting British citizenship.

First you must apply to become a British citizen  through the Home Office.

Once your application has been processed and sent to us, we arrange a citizenship ceremony where you must take a citizenship oath and pledge.

Citizenship ceremonies in South Gloucestershire take place at our register office:

Kingswood Civic Centre
High Street
BS15 9TR

Types of ceremony

There are two types of citizenship ceremony:

  • a standard group ceremony held approximately once a month – the cost of this is included in the fee paid to the Home Office (currently £80)*
  • a non-standard ceremony outside our scheduled group ceremonies that must be paid for

*Ceremonies are held in the evening in the Council Chamber at Kingswood Civic Centre. Our ceremonies begin at 7.30pm, new citizens and their guests have a chance to meet the dignitaries attending and their fellow new citizens before the ceremony starts.

Fees and booking

The fee for a non-standard ceremony (1-3 people) is £147 per person. This includes a non-refundable non-transferable £50 booking fee paid at the time of booking. You will be able to have 1 guest to attend with you. Non-standard ceremonies are held Monday to Friday, during office hours.

To book a non-standard citizenship ceremony contact us on 01454 863140.


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