Citizenship ceremonies

A citizenship ceremony is when the Home Office invites you to give an oath of allegiance or (a citizenship pledge).

You must attend the ceremony if you wish to become a British citizen.

You will be invited to a ceremony if:

  • Your application for British citizenship is successful; and if
  • You are 18 years or older

Your invitation will have:

  • Guidance notes explaining the next steps to take
  • The wording of the Oath or Affirmation of allegiance and citizenship Pledge
  • Your personal details for you to check
  • The telephone number and address of your local authority

Once you have received the information you need to contact Oldham Register Office to book the next available ceremony.

Oldham Register Office
Chadderton Town Hall
Middleton Road
Chadderton
Oldham, OL9 6PP
Tel 0161 770 8960
Fax 0161 770 3729