Citizenship Ceremonies

Welcoming new citizens to Bournemouth 

We hold monthly ceremonies in the Town Hall to welcome new citizens to the UK. This includes taking an oath or affirmation to the Queen and a pledge of loyalty to the United Kingdom. The Mayor of Bournemouth attends the ceremonies.

Once the Home Office has sent you an approval letter, book a ceremony onlineemail or call Registration Services on 01202 454 945. You need to attend a ceremony within three months of getting your approval letter. 

Please also note

  • The dress code for ceremonies is smart or smart-casual. You can’t wear jeans.
  • You can bring up to two guests
  • You can buy photos on the day (£5.00 each) after you’ve signed the register and got your certificate
  • You cannot take photographs during the ceremony 

The Home Office has a website for British citizenship, with information about citizenship ceremonies.