You need to apply for citizenship if you haven't already
Find out how to apply for citizenship through the Home Office.
Every adult applying for citizenship is required to attend a citizenship ceremony as the final step to becoming a British citizen. During the ceremony, participants are required to swear an oath or affirm allegiance to His Majesty the King, and make a pledge of loyalty to the United Kingdom, after which they are awarded with a certificate of naturalisation.
If your application for British citizenship is successful, you will receive a letter or email from the Home Office, inviting you to attend a citizenship ceremony.
Book your citizenship ceremony
Once you've received your letter or email from the Home Office, you can book your ceremony.
What you need to know:
- your username is your last name
- your password is your Home Office reference number
- you'll receive a confirmation email, with the details of your ceremony
- when you come to your ceremony, you'll need to bring:
- your letter or email from the Home Office
- photo ID
- we don't offer virtual ceremonies
- you should keep your certificate of naturalisation in a safe place; don't laminate it as if you do, it will no longer be valid
If you can't book online, please contact us.
Telephone: 0300 300 8144
Applying for a passport
Once you have attended a ceremony and received your certificate of naturalisation, you will be able to apply for a British passport. For more information about how to apply for your passport go to the Gov.uk website.