After you have applied to become a British Citizen, you will receive a letter from us inviting you to book a place at a group citizenship ceremony. This is where you will be officially welcomed as a British citizen in front of your family and friends. You:
- must have your ceremony within 3 months of receiving your letter
- can bring up to 4 guests to the ceremony.
Ceremonies for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole residents take place in the Bournemouth Town Hall or Poole Guildhall.
The cost of the group ceremony is included in your citizenship application fee.
Select your area to view more information about citizenship ceremonies.