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Citizenship ceremony

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.

Due to COVID-19 we are now able to offer Citizenship ceremonies for those that have received their approval letter from the Home Office. All ceremonies will now take place online. You can request a place for a ceremony by emailing ceremonyco-ordinator@coventry.gov.uk.  Please include a contact number and a Home Office reference number. 

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

Please note this charge may change on 1 April each year.

Currently there are no Individual Ceremonies taking place due to Covid-19 restrictions. This will be updated in line with government guidance.


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.