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British Citizenship

We help prospective citizens by checking their applications, Nationality Checking Service, and also provide Citizenship Ceremonies.

Becoming a British citizen is an important and significant lifetime event and participating in a citizenship ceremony is the final step in becoming a British citizen.

Our ceremonies take place in Wrexham’s Guildhall which provides the perfect setting for new citizens to celebrate the occasion with their family and friends.

What happens at a ceremony?

The ceremony begins with a welcoming speech. You will then be invited to swear an oath or make an affirmation of allegiance to Her Majesty the Queen. You will also make a pledge of loyalty to the United Kingdom before being presented with your citizenship certificate and gift from a local dignitary.

Can any applicant attend a ceremony in Wrexham?

Yes. Any person residing in the UK can choose to have their ceremony with us. To do this, simply indicate ‘Wrexham’ as your preferred ceremony location on your Home Office application form.

How do I apply for citizenship?

Please contact the Home Office UK Border Agency on 0845 010 5200 between 9am and 9pm, Monday to Friday or visit the Home Office website (external link).

Additional information is available at Directgov (external link) and Life in the UK (external link).

Who can I contact about citizenship ceremonies?

Please e-mail your enquiry to: registration@wrexham.gov.uk or telephone 01978 298997.

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Fees

Group Citizenship Ceremony

There is no additional payment for participating in a group citizenship ceremony. The cost of the group ceremony is included in the fee paid to the Home Office when applying for citizenship.

Private Citizenship Fees

If you are not able to attend a group ceremony and would like to arrange a private ceremony; a fee of £150.00 will apply.

Nationality Checking Service

This service is temporarily suspended.