On Tuesday 26 January from 9pm to 1am there will be scheduled maintenance to My Warrington. Services on the website may be disrupted during that time and could affect your use of the site. Thank you for your patience.
Book a citizenship ceremony
National lockdown: please stay at home
Warrington is subject to the current national lockdown restrictions - please stay at home. For more more information about what this means, visit our coronavirus web pages.
If you’ve successfully applied to become a British Citizen, you must contact us to book a citizenship ceremony. You have to do this within three months after you receive the invitation from the Home Office.
Book your ceremony
You have to book in advance.
There’s no cost to come along to the group ceremony. It’s covered by what you’ve already paid to the Home Office for your citizenship application.
If you’d like to have a private ceremony, it costs £60 per family.
There is no cost for your Naturalisation Certificate.
What happens at the ceremony
At your ceremony you’ll swear an oath and an affirmation. This can be to God or to the Queen - you can decide which on the day. You’ll be presented with your Certificate of Naturalisation, which you need to be able to apply for your British Passport.
The Mayor of Warrington comes to the group citizenship ceremonies, and usually makes a welcome speech. You can have your picture taken with the mayor, and we’ll give you a small gift as a memento of your ceremony. The national anthem is also sung.
You can bring two guests with you to the group ceremony. If you have a private ceremony you can bring more guests with you, we’ll let you know how many when you ring us to book.
Becoming a British Citizen
We can’t give you any advice or information about how to become a British Citizen. You’ll need to contact the UK Visas and Immigration section of the Home Office.