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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
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.