Citizenship ceremonies

Unfortunately we’re unable to take bookings or make appointments at the moment.

You must normally book the ceremony within three months of being sent an invitation from the Home Office. However, due to the current circumstances, we have extended this period to six months. We’ll keep this under constant review. No adverse decisions will be made on applications because of delays caused by coronavirus.

Citizenship rights are granted by the Home Office, who ask us to arrange the ceremony where prospective citizens can complete the process.

Ceremonies take place approximately every six weeks at the Town Hall in Weston-super-Mare.

Attendees are welcomed into citizenship after swearing or affirming an oath, and are then presented with their certificate of naturalisation. Prospective citizens can bring up to two guests to witness the ceremony.

New citizens who are unable to attend one of the regular ceremonies can choose to have a private ceremony. This takes place at the register office during our usual opening hours Monday to Friday, and citizens can invite two guests. The current fee is £120.

registration service
At the moment, we are only taking appointments to register a death.

Birth, notice of marriage and civil partnership appointments are currently unavailable.

If you need to register a death please call or email us.

01823 282 251

somersetregistrations@somerset.gov.uk