Citizenship ceremonies

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

Book a ceremony

You can only book a citizenship ceremony if you have received an invitation (by email) from the Home Office and it is within three months since receiving your invite.

If it has been over three months since you received your invite, please email the registrars team at:

What you will need when booking your ceremony online:

  • your full Home Office reference number (including the dash marks ‘-‘)
  • your full name

You will need to bring your invitation and Passport or photo ID to your ceremony.

Book a ceremony

All citizenship ceremonies are conducted face to face. 

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. Group ceremonies can last up to two hours.

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.

Ceremony fees

Ceremony Cost
Group ceremony No charge
Individual private ceremony

£180 (until 31 March 2024)

£190 (from 1 April 2024)

Couple's private ceremony £280 (until 31 March 2024)

£300 (from 1 April 2024)

Additional adult family member £100 (until 31 March 2024)

£110 (from 1 April 2024)

Citizenship ceremony photograph
(taken at group ceremonies only)

£21 (until 31 March 2024)

£25 (from 1 April 2024)

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.