You must attend a Citizenship Ceremony if your application to become a British Citizen has been accepted and you're over 18 years old.

What happens at a Citizenship Ceremony

You’ll take the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance to Her Majesty the Queen and make a Pledge of Loyalty to the United Kingdom. At the end of the ceremony, you’ll get your certificate of nationality.

People younger than 18 years old can be a part of the ceremony but there isn't a legal requirement for them to.

Where the ceremonies are held

Group ceremonies for 30 people are held weekly at The Old Courthouse, St. Albans Road East, Hatfield. You can bring 2 guests and refreshments are served afterwards.

We also do private ceremonies for £60 if you want to celebrate your British Citizenship in a more personal way.

Contact details

The Old Courthouse
St Albans Road East
Hatfield
AL10 0ES


Call us on 01707 897396 or email citizenship.unit@hertfordshire.gov.uk for more information about citizenship ceremonies.

Our opening hours are Monday to Friday 9.00am – 4.00pm.