Citizenship ceremonies

Citizenship ceremonies are an important part of the process of becoming a British citizen. These ceremonies are a special way of welcoming new citizens into the community. People have to swear or affirm an oath of allegiance to the Monarch and make a pledge to uphold the values and laws of the United Kingdom. The ceremonies are held by a registration officer in the presence of a civic official.

Group ceremonies normally take place in the Coventry Council House Chambers, roughly every two to three weeks. However, due to COVID-19 they are currently being held at Cheylesmore Manor House.

Individual ceremonies

We are also able to offer individual ceremonies at Coventry Register Office for an extra charge:

  • Monday to Friday £150 per citizen with a maximum of six guests
  • Saturday £200 per citizen with a maximum of six guests

From the 1st April 2022

  • Monday to Friday £160 per citizen with a maximum of six guests
  • Saturday £210 per citizen with a maximum of six guests

From the 1st April 2023

  • Monday to Friday £170 per citizen with a maximum of six guests
  • Saturday £220 per citizen with a maximum of six guests

Book to arrange a date to attend a ceremony.

Citizenship ceremonies

Certificates

Do not laminate your naturalisation certificate, this will invalidate it and the Passport Office will not accept it. If you would like to purchase a commemorative citizenship certificate to frame as a keepsake, or send to relatives these are available at an extra charge.

Nationality Checking Service

Coventry Registration Services do not offer a nationality checking service, but many neighbouring offices do. To find out the full list of available local authority offices that offer the service, please visit the Home Office UK Border Agency website.