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 us for more information about citizenship ceremonies.

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