British Citizenship Ceremonies

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council has assumed responsibility for the administration of Citizenship Ceremonies in Northern Ireland, contact:

Carol Hamilton, Civic Events Officer

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council

028 9250 9282

All Citizenship Ceremonies take place at Hillsborough Castle, which is cared for by charity Historic Royal Palaces. Persons who have applied for British Citizenship and who have been approved to receive it will be invited by the Council to attend a Citizenship Ceremony.

The decision to grant British Citizenship is determined by UK Visas and Immigration, which is part of the Home Office. Information on the application process is contained on its website  Ceremonies will be held within three months of an application being approved.

Citizenship in Northern Ireland will be conferred by one of the Queen’s Lord Lieutenants.  This will include the administering of a citizenship oath or a pledge.