Ceremonies at Kingston Guildhall
Update: 28th September 2020
We are currently holding all ceremonies virtually until further notice.
Please email [email protected] and confirm the following:
- your full name
- up to date address
- contact number
Once we are ready we will call you to book citizenship ceremony dates.
Please note that if you do not email us with your contact details, we will be unable to book you in for a ceremony and your certificate will be returned to the Home Office after the attendance deadline.
Attending a citizenship ceremony and being presented with your British Naturalisation Certificate is the final step in the process of becoming a British citizen. We welcome 1,000 new citizens every year here in Kingston upon Thames.
Booking your ceremony
- Full name
- Phone number
- Home Office Reference 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.