Citizenship ceremonies

Every year in Harrow we welcome new British citizens through our citizenship ceremonies.

Book a ceremony

All citizenship applicants receive an email from the Home Office inviting them to arrange their citizenship ceremony. The ceremony should be booked within three months of receiving the email. This has been temporarily extended to six months until further notice. You can only book a ceremony after receiving this invitation.

To make a booking contact Harrow Registration Service on 020 8901 2665 and select option 3.

All citizenship ceremonies are currently conducted face to face in a smaller group until further notice. 

You must attend a citizenship ceremony if you:

  • are 18 and over
  • have successfully applied to be a British citizen.

We can provide group and private ceremonies.

At the ceremony applicants for British nationality make their citizenship oath or affirmation and pledge to His Majesty the King. They do so in the presence of the Superintendent Registrar or Deputy Superintendent Registrar.

At the end of the ceremony applicants are presented with their certificate of naturalisation. A group ceremony can take up to one hour.

Private ceremonies

To arrange a private ceremony please contact us when you have received an invitation letter. The ceremony will be held in The Pavillion.

What to bring to the ceremony

You will need to bring the following documents:

  • your invitation letter from the Home Office
  • your passport or photo ID


Ceremony Cost
Group ceremony No charge
Individual private ceremony £180
Couple's private ceremony £280
Additional adult family member £100

Citizenship ceremony photograph
(taken at group ceremonies only)


Citizenship and nationality frequently asked questions

  • I have dual nationality. Does this affect my voting rights?
    No. As long as you meet one of the criteria and you are registered to vote, then you can vote.
  • Can British Citizens living abroad vote?
    British citizens living abroad can vote in the UK parliamentary election but not in local elections.
  • I have lived abroad for more than 15 years does this affect my right to vote?
    British citizens living abroad for more than 15 years are not eligible to register to vote in UK elections.
  • I have just become a British Citizen what do I do?
    You should apply to be put on the electoral register, otherwise you will not be eligible to vote.

Information on how to register is available on the Electoral Commission's website.