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Citizenship ceremonies

Have you received your invitation from the Home Office? Congratulations! You do not need to email us to book your group ceremony- despite what the Home Office invitation says.

We have sent you an invitation confirming the date of your free group citizenship ceremony at Tower Hamlets Register Office - you should receive this letter within fourteen days of your Home Office invitation.

Ceremonies are held weekly and you have been automatically invited to the next available date. If the date we've offered does not work for you, or you have not received our letter, you may contact us to rearrange to a later date or to book a private ceremony. You will need to have your ceremony within three months of receiving your Home Office invitation.

At the short ceremony, you and several other new citizens will be awarded with your official certificate of citizenship. There is more information about the ceremony in your invitation letter. 


If you have questions, or need to change your date, please contact us via email with your telephone number and Home Office Reference at nationalityandcitizenship@towerhamlets.gov.uk.

Private citizenship ceremonies

For many people, confirmation of UK citizenship is a special moment. If you'd like to mark it with family and friends, consider booking your own personal ceremony for up to eight guests in the Register Office's previously licensed wedding room.

Personal ceremonies take place on weekdays and last around 15-20 minutes. While you will need to book in advance, there isn't a long waiting list and the registrar who officiates the service is happy to include speeches or other personal touches.

If you opt for a personal ceremony, you will be asked to pay the relevant fee as listed on our fees page.

If you'd like to arrange a personal ceremony, please contact us via e-mail with your name and telephone number. You will need to have your card details to hand to make a payment via our secure telephone payment system.

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Tower Hamlets Register Office
Bromley Public Hall
Bow Road
E3 3AA