Citizenship ceremonies | Citizenship ceremonies | Medway Council

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Group ceremonies are not taking place at Medway at present. So individual ceremonies are currently being held without an additional fee.

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About our citizenship ceremonies 

Citizenship ceremonies are for people aged 18 years or older who have made a successful application for British citizenship.

After your application has been approved, the Home Office will advise you to attend a ceremony within 90 days. If you live in Medway, you should contact the Medway Register Office to make a booking within 14 days of receiving your letter from the Home Office.

Book a citizenship ceremony

During the citizenship ceremony

During the citizen ceremony you will:

  • say an oath or give an affirmation of allegiance to Her Majesty the Queen
  • make a pledge of loyalty to the United Kingdom
  • be presented with your Certificate of Naturalisation

Types of citizenship ceremonies

We offer two types of citizenship ceremonies:

Group ceremonies

At the ceremony you make the oath of allegiance and pledge with other new citizens. You can bring up to four guests. The fee for a group ceremony is included with in your application to become a British citizen.

Individual ceremonies

A private ceremony where you can bring a large number of family and friends. Individual ceremonies cost £200.

Ceremonies are usually held at the Corn Exchange in Rochester or at the Register Office in Rochester.