Important customer notice

Regretfully, we are currently unable to provide the European Passport Return Service (EPRS). For details of offices which may be able to assist you, please visit the gov.uk website.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Citizenship ceremonies

People who obtain British citizenship can choose to have their certificate presented in either a group or individual ceremony.

Ceremonies are usually held in The Vestry in the Register Office.
If you have an enquiry about British citizenship you can find out more from the Home Office website.

Please note that the Home Office is experiencing technical difficulties therefore there are currently delays to citizenship ceremonies.

If you have received your Home Office invitation letter - congratulations!  You will soon receive a citizenship ceremony letter from Tower Hamlets Register Office inviting you to attend your ceremony.  The letter will give you a date and time to attend, it will also give you information about the ceremony.

Fees

A fee is not required for a group citizenship ceremony, nor are fees necessary for a child obtaining their citizenship.  However for individual citizenship ceremonies the fee is:

Monday to Friday:  £110

This fee is payable in advance. Individual ceremonies take place on weekdays at 9.30am.

It is also possible to have an individual citizenship ceremony on a Saturday or Sunday (subject to availability) but further fees will apply.  


To request an individual ceremony  or if you have any queries regarding citizenship ceremonies please contact us using the details below.

Contact us

Nationality and Citizenship
Tower Hamlets Register Office
Bromley Public Hall
Bow Road
London
E3 3AA
Tel: 020 7364 7898
Email: nationalityandcitizenship@towerhamlets.gov.uk

Opening hours: 9.30am to 4.30pm – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
9.30am to 11.30am and 2pm to 4.30pm – Wednesday

The nearest Underground station is Bow Road on the District Line or Metropolitan Line. Alternatively go to Bow Church on the Docklands Light Railway. When you come out of either station, turn to your right and continue walking down Bow Road.

The register office is on bus routes: 25, 8 and 108

For free translation of this information phone:
Newham translation service: 020 8430 6921
Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm