Citizenship ceremonies

Citizenship ceremonies are held in small groups at the Mansion House which are free of charge - the wait period for these is approx. 3 months We also hold private ceremonies at the Civic Office on a monthly basis at a cost of £145 per citizen - the wait period for these is approx. 6 weeks Please be aware that although your invitation to attend a ceremony from the Home Office advises the ceremony needs to be held within 3 months, at the current time this period is extended to 6 months by the Home Office

 

Everyone who applies for British citizenship is required to take an oath or affirmation of allegiance to the Crown, and make a pledge of loyalty to the United Kingdom.

The government places great importance on ensuring those who settle here understand the rights and responsibilities that come with British citizenship. 

The Home Office, which administers all applications for British citizenship, believes that all new citizens should be encouraged to feel a sense of belonging to the wider community.

A ceremony of a public and celebratory nature helps to foster this.

Applications for British Citizenship are arranged via the Home Office.

As your application process nears completion, the Home Office will send you a letter inviting you to attend a citizenship ceremony along with:

  • guidance notes explaining what to do next
  • the wording of the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance and Citizenship Pledge
  • your personal details to check
  • the telephone number and address of your local registry office

Once you have received your ceremony invitation letter you should contact Doncaster Register Office as soon as possible to arrange a date for your ceremony:

  • email: registrars@doncaster.gov.uk
  • tel: 01302 735222
  • address: Births, Deaths & Marriages Registration, The Register Office, Civic Office, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3BU

 

What happens at a citizenship ceremony?

During the ceremony you will make an oath of allegiance (or you can make an affirmation if you prefer not to swear by God) and a pledge. This means you’ll promise to respect the rights, freedoms and laws of the UK.

Afterwards, you will be presented with your certificate of British citizenship and a welcome pack.

 

Private ceremonies are held monthly for a fee of £145 per person.

 

Further information:

 

Last updated: 17 May 2022 09:33:21