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British Nationality: Ceremonies

Question for Home Office

UIN 54907, tabled on 4 June 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people are waiting for citizenship ceremonies.

Answered on

9 June 2020

Following Government guidelines and social distancing measures, normal arrangements for citizenship ceremonies have been suspended at present. The volume of individuals awaiting citizenship ceremonies is a matter for Local Authorities and figures are not recorded centrally by the Home Office.

The time allowed for people to arrange a citizenship ceremony has already been extended to 6 months. Local Authorities are currently liaising with applicants and exploring alternative options to resume ceremonies.

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Home Office
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