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Citizenship ceremonies

Citizenship ceremonies are for people who have been granted British citizenship.

All successful applicants aged 18 and over need to attend a ceremony within three months of receiving their letter from the Home Office, which confirms that their application has been successful.

The ceremony is arranged by the council and usually, you will be able to attend a ceremony in the town or city where you live. In Sunderland, we hold a ceremony every month, so there should be plenty of opportunity for you to make arrangements.

You will receive a letter from the Home Office telling you that your application has been successful and that you need to contact us. That letter will give you our contact details and ask you to get in touch with us. At the same time as you receive your letter from the Home Office, we will receive your certificate of naturalisation.

When you contact us, we will arrange for you to attend the next citizenship ceremony.

Most ceremonies will be held in the Civic Suite at the Civic Centre and we usually have a ceremony every month.

Arrange your Citizenship Ceremony

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