Citizenship ceremony

Once your application for British citizenship is approved by the Home Office you will be invited to attend a citizenship ceremony. This is the final step on the journey to becoming a British citizen.

Full details of citizenship ceremonies are available on the Home Office website.

Do I have to attend a ceremony?

You must attend a citizenship ceremony if you are over 18 years old and living in the UK. Children under 18 years old do not have to attend a ceremony but are encouraged to do so.

When and where are Hartlepool ceremonies held?

Hartlepool has a public group ceremony arranged once a month. You may also arrange a private ceremony.

Ceremonies are held in the Civic Suite at Hartlepool Civic Centre.

What is the ceremony fee?

There is no fee if you choose to join the public ceremony.


   Monday - Friday
 Private citizenship ceremony  £85

How do I book a citizenship ceremony?

Please contact us to arrange your citizenship ceremony when you have received your invite letter / email from the Home Office