Citizenship ceremony

Find out about citizenship ceremonies and how to arrange one in East Renfrewshire

Each year we welcome many new British Citizens into our community. 

What is a British Citizenship Ceremony?

The Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 requires all applicants, aged 18 or over, for naturalisation or registration as a British citizen to take a citizenship oath and pledge at a ceremony conducted by a Registrar.

Attending a citizenship ceremony is the final step in the process of becoming a British citizen. The ceremony is a formal occasion that welcomes those who wish to attain full citizenship of the United Kingdom.

What are the legal requirements?

All matters relating to application and qualification for British Citizenship are dealt with by the Home Office's, Immigration & Nationality branch in Liverpool.

Enquiries/applications for citizenship should be directed to:

Home Office Immigration and Nationality Branch
Third Floor India Buildings
Water Street
L2 0QN

How do book a Citizenship Ceremony ?

For new citizens who've received a Home Office invitation letter, please email to arrange a Citizenship Ceremony.

Please note: Once we receive your email we'll book the next available ceremony for you. These are held every 4/6 weeks. We'll confirm the date of your ceremony by letter. 

Where do Citizenship Ceremonies take place in East Renfrewshire?

We conduct citizenship ceremonies at out Council Headquarters:

Eastwood Park
Rouken Glen Road
G46 6UG

What documents do I need to bring to my citizenship ceremony?

  • a home Office invitation letter 
  • a form of Photographic ID i.e. Passport, Driver's Licence

If you don't bring along these documents your ceremony can't go ahead, and you'll be asked to re-schedule a new date.

Last modified on 12 April 2024