We hold regular citizenship ceremonies. Book your place at a ceremony.

If you wish to book a private citizenship ceremony, please email our team for assistance at registeroffice@lambeth.gov.uk.

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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...

Citizenship ceremony

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.

Please note. We are unable to see personal callers at the office without a prior appointment.