Citizenship ceremonies are the final step in the process for people who have been successful in gaining British citizenship.
Successful applicants aged 18 or over have to take part in a ceremony where they swear or affirm an Oath of Allegiance to Her Majesty the Queen and pledge loyalty to the United Kingdom. It is a way of formally welcoming new citizens into our community. There is no legal requirement for those under 18 to attend, however they are welcome to attend to receive their certificate.
Once your application has been successful, the Home Office will confirm this to you in writing and at the same time forward your paperwork to your local Register Office.
Although the Home Office letter does request that you contact your local Register Office to make an appointment for your ceremony, this is not necessary. Here at Buckinghamshire Register Office we will contact you, in writing, within 3-4 days to offer you an appointment at the next available ceremony.
Ceremonies last 40 minutes and take place in the Judges Lodgings in central Aylesbury. Ceremonies are held twice each month. Please arrive half an hour before the ceremony starts to register your details with a member of our staff. You may bring two guests with you.
We can also arrange private ceremonies outside these times.