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Citizenship ceremonies are for people aged 18 years or older who
have made a successful application for
If your application has been approved, the Home Office will
advise you to attend a ceremony within 90 days. If you live in
Medway, you should contact the Medway Register Office to make
a booking within 14 days of receiving your letter from the Home
Ceremonies are usually held at the Corn Exchange in Rochester or
at the Register Office in Rochester, but some other venues are also
sometimes used. If you attend a group ceremony along with other new
citizens you can bring up to four guests with you. It is also
possible to arrange an individual ceremony with the opportunity to
bring a larger number of family and friends.
At the ceremony you will have to say an oath or give
an affirmation of allegiance to Her Majesty the Queen and make
a pledge of loyalty to the United Kingdom. The ceremony is also an
opportunity to welcome you to Medway and to be presented
with a Certificate of Naturalisation.
Ceremonies reinforce the fact that citizenship brings both
rights and responsibilities and they help encourage new citizens to
play an active part in the community.
Book a citizenship ceremony
Book a citizenship ceremony.
Phone: 01634 338899