Citizenship

 

Update - 6 August 2020 

We are pleased to announce that we are now able to offer individual citizenship ceremony appointments but please read the following before you contact us to arrange your ceremony:

  • Check the letter you have received from the Home Office, if it states that the Home Office will "send out your invitation and you will then be able to book a ceremony with your local authority" then you must wait until you receive your Home Office invitation letter before contacting us as we will not receive your certificate of naturalisation until after this letter has been sent. 
  • We can only book your ceremony if we have received your certificate of naturalisation from the Home Office.  We are aware of delays with the despatch of certificates and unless we hold your certificate we are unable to conduct a ceremony. 
  • Please do not bring any guests to your ceremony as we must restrict the number of people in our offices at any given time. If you do bring guests they will be asked to wait outside;
  • Children under the age of 18 who have been granted citizenship should not attend.  Their certificate will be presented to their parent(s);

In order to book a ceremony please email your full name, Home Office reference number and a contact telephone number to registrars@milton-keynes.gov.uk.

On the day of your ceremony

If you feel at all unwell or have been asked to self-isolate do not attend your appointment – call us to rearrange.

Please arrive promptly and wait at the main Registrar’s entrance. If there are others waiting please maintain social distancing.

You must wear a mask or face covering when you attend your ceremony, but you will be asked to remove this briefly to allow the registrar to be able to conduct an identity check.

On arrival you will be asked to sanitize your hands and maintain social distancing at all times.

There are no toilets, water or waiting areas on site.

You must bring your Home Office letter to your ceremony and some form of photographic ID, such as your passport or driving licence. 

You will be asked to either swear or affirm the oath of allegiance.  Please do not worry about learning this in advance as you will be provided with a handout containing the words. 

 

We are unable to respond to individuals regarding their own specific applications, therefore if you have any specific concerns please direct your enquiries to citizenship.support@homeoffice.gov.uk

 

Last Updated: 28 September 2020