If you have been granted British citizenship, you must attend a citizenship ceremony within three months of approval being granted, or you may need to make a new application for citizenship.
The idea of the ceremony is to welcome you into the local community. You will take an oath to Her Majesty the Queen and a pledge of loyalty to the UK.
How do I arrange a ceremony?
Knowsley Register Office makes arrangements for ceremonies for Knowsley residents.
When you receive your letter of approval from the Home Office, you should contact the Knowsley Register Office to find out which ceremony you may attend.
What does it involve?
The standard group ceremony will include the following:
- Introduction and welcome
- Address by local dignitary
- Swearing or affirming the oath and pledge
- Official response
- Presentation of the citizenship certificate.
The Home Office will send you a copy of the oath and pledge. On the day of the ceremony you must bring your approval letter from the Home Office or the letter you receive from Knowsley Register Office. You must also bring your invitation with you, or you may be refused admission to the ceremony.
Ceremonies are usually conducted in groups to highlight the community nature of citizenship. However, if you feel that you would like more guests to attend or wish to celebrate in a more personal way, Knowsley Registration Service can offer a private ceremony for a fee.
Fees and venues from April 2022 to March 2023
See the fees list.