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 group 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. A private ceremony can be arranged if preferred at a cost of £95.