COVID Notice: Due to Covid-19 we have implemented measures to ensure both Group and Private ceremonies will be safe for those attending. These will be relayed to you during the booking process.
A Citizenship Ceremony marks the final part of the process of becoming a new citizen and we welcome the opportunity to celebrate this special occasion with you. In order to book and attend a Citizenship Ceremony you will need to have received an invitation from the Home Office; this is usually sent to you once your application has been approved.
Once you have received the invitation, please see below for information on the types of ceremonies we can provide as well as how to book them.
There are two types of Citizenship Ceremony that we can provide - Group Ceremonies or Private Ceremonies.
Group Ceremonies are held regularly in our main offices at Chippenham, Salisbury and Trowbridge and provide you the opportunity to celebrate this occasion with other new citizens. We wil offer you the earliest date possible in the office closest to where you live.
Private Ceremonies are held on any weekday (Mon-Fri) and we will work with you to find a date that suits you. There is an additional charge for this.
To book either of these types of Ceremony please telephone 01225 718029 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The ceremony will last about 30 minutes, but you will be asked to arrive 30 minutes before to have your documents checked.
- Introduction and welcome
- New citizens will swear or affirm their allegiance to the Queen and make a pledge of loyalty
- Presentation of the citizenship certificate
- National Anthem
Photographs can be taken of the actual presentation and may also be possible after the ceremony with the dignitaries attending the ceremony.
For Group Ceremonies there is no charge as it is paid for as part of your application. For Private Ceremonies please refer to our fees page https://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/registrations-service-fees
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