Citizenship ceremonies

You can have your citizenship ceremony in Medway if you:

  • live in Medway (or lived in Medway when you applied for citizenship at the Home Office)
  • are over 18
  • have been granted citizenship from the Home Office and have got a letter telling you to book your ceremony.

You must have your citizenship ceremony within 90 days of getting your letter from the Home Office.

If you have moved out of Medway and want your ceremony near your new home, contact the Home Office.

Type of ceremony

There are 2 types of citizenship ceremony:

Group ceremony

Group ceremonies are held at the Rochester Corn Exchange every month.

You do not need to pay a fee for your group ceremony as this was included in your citizenship application.

You can bring up to 4 people to your group ceremony.

Private ceremony

Private ceremonies are held at the Library Room in Medway Register Office and last for around 20 minutes.

You can bring a larger number of friends and family.

A private ceremony costs £255.