Citizenship ceremonies

Coronavirus update

As a result of coronavirus restrictions, group citizenship ceremonies are currently suspended. However, citizenship ceremonies are now allowed to take place via video conferencing. This move will allow applicants to complete their unique citizenship journey and become British citizens. For more information, on having a virtual ceremony please contact registration.officers@blackburn.gov.uk with your name and Home Office reference number, and a member of the team will contact you.

The current measures are expected to be temporary with group ceremonies resuming in official premises once it is safe to do so and subject to national or local social distancing guidance.

If you wish to attend a full ceremony, you will be required to wait until government guidance changes and at present, there is no further information.

Due to coronavirus, the period over time to book a citizenship ceremony after receiving an invitation from the Home Office has been extended from 3 months to 6 months, to allow for greater flexibility.