All pre-booked appointments and ceremonies except death registrations are now cancelled with immediate effect. Our certificate production department is also closed. This is due to Government guidance on containing the spread of coronavirus.
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Please note: Due to the space available, you are strictly only permitted to bring two guests. Any extra guests will not be able to attend the ceremony.
If you are a married couple you will need to book individually
What you need to know...
Every citizen (aged over 18) who applies for citizenship, after approval by the Home Office, must attend a citizenship ceremony in order to achieve citizenship status. If they do not attend within three months of approval, they need to start their application process again.
The ceremony is the final step to becoming a British citizen. It is a way of formally welcoming people into their community, as well as welcoming them as a new British citizen.
We ask each new citizen to make promises and say an oath to the sovereign, that they will be a faithful citizen. They must also make a formal and public pledge, that they will be a loyal subject and observe the laws of this country.
We hold a ceremony each week at Lambeth Register Office or new citizens can choose to have an individual ceremony, which can normally be completed sooner for an additional charge.
The gov.uk website has further information for anyone who is interested in becoming a British citizen.
Arrange a citizenship ceremony
Please contact the citizenship officer, quoting your Home Office reference number.
- Telephone: 0207 926 9106 (Monday to Friday between 9am-4.30pm)
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note. We are unable to see personal callers at the office without a prior appointment.