Ceremonies at Kingston Guildhall
Due to the ongoing developments regarding Coronavirus (COVID 19) we are taking increased precautions as a Local Authority to reduce the risk of transmission to the public by restricting our face to face meetings and large group events.
As part of these measures, we regret to inform you that your British citizenship ceremony has been postponed indefinitely until the public health situation in the UK improves. We expect allowances to be made by the Home Office for anyone who risks passing their deadline to attend a citizenship ceremony due to these events but advise you to contact the Home Office for specific advice regarding your application. You can contact the Home Office directly by emailing [email protected]
Once we are able to resume holding citizenship ceremonies, we will work with the Home Office to contact you and advise how you can rebook a ceremony to attend. Please pay attention to any updates from the Government or Kingston Council regarding future
Booking your ceremony
- Full name
- Phone number
- Home Office Refernce Number
The private ceremony
During your Ceremony
You will be asked to either swear (I swear by Almighty God) or affirm (I do solemnly sincerely and truly declare and affirm) your oath of allegiance. You will also give a pledge of loyalty to the Queen.
At the ceremony you will be presented with a welcome pack which will contain your Certificate of Naturalisation and a letter about joining the Register of Electors.
In addition to your children you can bring a maximum of two guests.
We aim to make these events enjoyable and meaningful, giving you an opportunity to celebrate your citizenship.