Citizenship Ceremonies

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Eligibility

Information on eligibility to become a British citizen and how to apply are available through the gov.uk website.

Application enquiries - contact the Home Office Ceremonies Support Team - 0300 123 2253

'Life in Great Britain’ is an online reference subscription site available to Cornwall library members. It helps you to learn, practice and revise for the British Citizenship test

Once an individuals citizenship is approved Cornwall Council provides citizenship ceremonies under the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002.

At the citizenship ceremony prospective citizens make an oath or affirmation to Her Majesty the Queen. They make a pledge of loyalty to the United Kingdom. They are then presented with their naturalisation certificate.

Find out more about citizenship ceremonies.

The booking process

Please contact Truro Register Office to book attendance at a ceremony.

Ceremony Venues

Standard group citizenship ceremonies are usually held on the first Friday in every month at County Hall, Truro. The maximum number of places available in each standard group ceremony is 16.

You may wish to celebrate the acquisition of citizenship in a personal way. For example you may wish to have an individual ceremony at Truro Registration Office. Citizenship ceremonies cannot be held at private homes. Please contact Truro Registration Office for this type of ceremony.  If you choose to have a personal ceremony you will have to pay an additional fee.

Guests

You are welcome to bring guests to your ceremony but numbers are restricted to 2-3 guests per applicant.  Attendance at a standard group ceremony will be by invitation only.

Children

There is no legal requirement for applicants under the age of 18 to attend a ceremony and take the oath and pledge. However, if children (under 18 years) wish to attend and take the oath and pledge then they are welcome to do so. Please let Truro Registration Office know as soon as possible if children wish to attend.

The Ceremony

Ceremonies start at 2:30pm and we ask applicants and guests to arrive 45 minutes before the ceremony is due to start.

Please bring with you to the ceremony:

  • your Home Office approval letter, 
  • your invitation letter issued by Cornwall Council 
  • a form of photographic identity (This can be a passport or driving licence. We do not accept the old style paper driving licence that doesn't include photographic identity.)

Non Standard Citizenship Ceremonies Fees

Individual ceremony (25 guests plus children)

Day 2020/2 2021/22 2022/23
Monday to Friday £310.00 £320.00 Awaiting fees
Saturday & Sunday £412.00 £425.00 Awaiting fees

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