A citizenship ceremony is the final stage in granting British citizenship.
First you must apply to become a British citizen through the Home Office.
What happens next
Once your application has been processed and approved, if you request a ceremony with South Gloucestershire, your certificate will be sent to us.
We will contact you to arrange a citizenship ceremony where you must take a citizenship oath and pledge.
About the ceremony
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 ceremony – the cost of this is included in the fee paid to the Home Office (currently £80)
- a non-standard ceremony outside our scheduled ceremonies that must be paid for
Fees and booking
The fee for a non-standard ceremony (1 to 3 people) is £170 per person (£185 from 1 April 2024). This includes a non-refundable non-transferable £60 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 by: