Citizenship ceremonies

What is a citizenship ceremony?

We welcome new citizens at the ceremony and highlight their new rights and responsibilities.

How to apply for citizenship

To find out about applying for British citizenship visit the UK Border Agency website.

What happens at the ceremony?

You can celebrate your new status with your family and close friends at the ceremony. 

You will be asked to swear an oath of allegiance to the Crown and pledge to uphold the values and laws of the UK. We will formally welcome you to our city and encourage you to take part in the community and democratic process.

We want these ceremonies to be enjoyable and meaningful events. Local dignitaries attend each ceremony to give them a local feel.

How to book your ceremony

The Home Office will send you a letter which tells you how to book your ceremony - you do not need to contact us at this point. We will write to you confirming the date, time and place of your ceremony within seven days of you receiving the Home Office letter.

If you do not hear from us within seven days, or you need to change the date of the ceremony, please contact us on 0151 233 3004.

Further information

For further information about citizenship ceremonies in Liverpool, please contact us on 0151 233 3004.

For all enquiries about applying for British citizenship please visit the UK Border Agency website.