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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.  Group ceremonies will be held once a month commencing on 23rd September 2020 at Cheylesmore Manor House.  You can request a place at a Group ceremony by emailing ceremonyco-ordinator@coventry.gov.uk.  Please include a contact number and a Home Office reference number. 

Please note that the Group ceremony will not include any dignatories and will be with three other new citizens.  Each new citizen wil be allowed to bring one guest.

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.
Please click here to 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.