Citizenship ceremonies

Citizenship ceremonies are provided for local residents who have had their application for British citizenship accepted. Ceremonies are conducted by a Registrar at our Headquarters in Newtown St Boswells.

  • A Citizenship ceremony can be arranged if you have received an invitation letter from the Home Office.
  • Check the Home Office invitation letter to confirm you are contacting the correct local authority to arrange your ceremony.
  • You are permitted to bring two guests per booking to the ceremony. Additional guests can be discussed when you make your booking
  • Children under the age of 18 do not need to attend the ceremony, parents will be presented with the certificate when they attend their ceremony.

For more information contact our Customer Advice and Support Service on 0300 100 1800.

Apply for British citizenship

Further information on becoming a British Citizen is available from the Home Office.

Find your nearest registration office

Registration enquiry

Telephone: Monday to Thursday 8am-5pm, Friday 8am-4pm, Saturday 9am-12noon

Address: Council Headquarters
Newtown St. Boswells

Telephone: 0300 100 1800