Arranging a citizenship ceremony

If the Home Office approves your application for British citizenship they will write to you and send you an invitation letter, which will contain details of the local authority to contact to book a citizenship ceremony.

Book a citizenship ceremony online

Choosing a public or private ceremony

You can choose to attend a public or private ceremony. The public ceremony will be in a group setting where you will attend with other citizens and the Mayor or Deputy Mayor of Camden will present you with your certificate.  These are on set dates usually on a Wednesday. There is no additional charge for attending a public ceremony.

Private ceremonies are more personal, only you and any guests you choose to invite attend. They can be arranged within a more flexible timescale. The Mayor or Deputy Mayor will not be present at private ceremonies and the programme usually lasts no more than about 15 minutes.

Private ceremony fees

Private ceremony cost is £160 for each adult, and they take place between Monday and Saturday.

Fees are payable at the time of booking. Card payments can be made by Maestro, Delta, Electron, Visa, and MasterCard.

Attending a group Citizenship Ceremony

You must bring your Home Office invitation letter and a form of photo identification, for example a passport or driver’s licence, to the ceremony. You will attend the ceremony in the council chamber at the Camden Town Hall where there will be a display of an official portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Union Jack flag.

The ceremony will be held as a group at the Camden Registration Service, Crowndale Centre, 218 Eversholt Street, London NW1 1BD. You will either swear the Oath (swearing to God) or the Affirmation (not mentioning God) and say the pledge of loyalty to the UK together.

The Mayor or Deputy Mayor of Camden will present you with your citizenship certificate. You will also receive a commemorative gift from us and an information pack from the Home Office.

At the end of the ceremony you will get the chance to take photographs with the Mayor or Deputy Mayor and have a drink and some light refreshments. 

Example of Oath

“I (name) swear by Almighty God that on becoming a British citizen I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Her Heirs and Successors according to law”.

Example of Affirmation

“I (name) do solemnly, sincerely and truly declare and affirm that on becoming a British citizen I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, her Heirs and Successors according to law.”

Example of Pledge

“I will give my loyalty to the United Kingdom and respect its rights and freedoms. I will uphold its democratic values. I will observe its laws faithfully and fulfil my duties and obligations as a British citizen”.