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Citizenship Ceremony

Contact Registrars

  • Phone 0141 287 7655

Update: 18 November 2021

Group ceremonies have recommenced at the Burgh Court Hall with physical distancing requirements and Health and Safety guidelines in place. 

Please note we are currently unable to offer Private ceremonies.

What is a British Citizenship Ceremony?

The Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 includes provisions that require all applicants, aged 18 or over, for naturalisation or registration as a British citizen must take a citizenship oath and pledge at a ceremony conducted by a Registrar.

Attending a citizenship ceremony is the final step in the process of becoming a British citizen. The ceremony is a formal occasion that welcomes those who wish to attain full citizenship of the United Kingdom.

Your Citizenship Ceremony in Glasgow

We are only able to schedule Citizenship Ceremonies where the certificate has been received by us (The Registration Office) and you have an Invitation Letter from the Home Office to contact us. Please note that the Home Office continue to deal with a backlog of Citizenship Certificates (in date order).

For those new citizens in receipt of a Home Office Invitation letter, please call 0141 287 7655 (9.30am-4.30pm - Monday to Friday) to arrange a Citizenship Ceremony.

Due to the continuing impacts of COVID-19, the Home Office have advised that you now have 6 months from your Poll/Batch Date to arrange your Citizenship Ceremony date.

During this pandemic period, unfortunately no guests are permitted to attend your ceremony. 

Please note that face coverings must be worn during your ceremony, unless you hold a valid exemption.

What documents do I need to bring to my Citizenship Ceremony?

  • Home Office Invitation Letter along with
  • A form of Photographic ID i.e. Passport, Driver's Licence

If you do not bring along these documents your ceremony cannot go ahead, and you will be asked to re-schedule a new date.

What are the legal requirements?

All matters relating to application and qualification for British Citizenship are dealt with by the Home Office's, Immigration & Nationality branch in Liverpool.

All enquiries/applications for citizenship should be directed to:

Home Office
Immigration and Nationality Branch
Third Floor
India Buildings
Water Street
Liverpool
L2 0QN

How much does it cost?

The fees for naturalisation and citizenship are set by the British Nationality (Fees) Regulations 2003 and are payable to the Home Office, Immigration and Nationality branch in Liverpool.

Where do Citizenship Ceremonies take place in Glasgow?

The Burgh Court Hall
40 John Street
Glasgow
G1 1JL

How do I make a booking?

For those new citizens in receipt of a Home Office Invitation letter, please call 0141 287 7655 (9.30am-4.30pm, Monday to Friday) to arrange a Citizenship Ceremony.

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