Under the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum
Act 2002, all applicants aged 18 years or over who are accepted for
naturalisation or registration as a British citizen must take a
citizenship oath and pledge at a citizenship ceremony.
The heart of the citizenship ceremony will involve prospective
citizens making an oath or affirmation to Her Majesty the Queen and
a pledge of loyalty to the United Kingdom after which a certificate
will be presented.
In the county of Kent citizenship ceremonies are provided by
Kent County Council and the arrangements currently in operation are
When an applicant receives their letter of approval from the
Home Office they should contact the county council's citizenship
unit to obtain details of which ceremony they may attend.
The citizenship unit can be contacted by telephone on 03000 41
51 51, by fax on 01622 696306 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants are required to attend a ceremony within 3
months of the approval being given otherwise they may have to make
a new application.