Information about Citizenship Ceremonies
You will be sent a letter from the Home Office inviting you to book your citizenship ceremony when:
- your application for citizenship is successful
- you’re over 18.
Once you have been approved and have received your Home Office invitation letter, you can book your citizenship ceremony.
If you have not yet received an invitation letter from the Home Office, you will not be able to make a booking and must wait until you have received it before attempting to book.
We offer group citizenship ceremonies at Hendon Town Hall, and you can bring one guest with them.
We can also offer private citizenship ceremonies at Hendon Town Hall. These ceremonies have greater availability and you can attend with 6 guests. There is a fee payable for this ceremony.
Invitation to book your citizenship ceremony
If you are in receipt of your Home Office invitation letter, please call us on 020 8359 2074 to arrange your ceremony.
The letter will give you instructions on how to book your ceremony and what documentation you'll need to bring on the day.
You will need to make sure you book your place(s) on a citizenship ceremony before the invitation expires. If an invitation has expired (or will expire before you or a member of your group can attend a ceremony) then you will need to contact the Home Office.
If you are under 18 you do not have to attend the ceremony, your parents can collect certificates on your behalf.
What you should bring to the ceremony
- your original invitation letter from the Home Office
- your passport or photo ID.
We can not include you in the ceremony without seeing these documents, you must bring them with you.
At the ceremony
- you’ll swear or affirm an oath of allegiance to the Crown and make a pledge to uphold UK values and laws
- you’ll be presented with a certificate of British citizenship and a welcome pack
- professional photographs will be taken and will be available to purchase.
You are welcome to bring one guest to celebrate this special occasion with you.
Charges for citizenship ceremonies
There is no charge for attending a group ceremony.
If you would like a private ceremony, the cost for this is £148 on a weekday or £170 on a Saturday. This payment is taken when you call to book your ceremony.
Where ceremonies are held
All ceremonies take place at:
Barnet Register Office in Hendon Town Hall
Getting to us by car
If using a sat nav use postcode: NW4 4AX
Book your citizenship ceremony
To book a ceremony please contact us on 020 8359 2074.