Approval of naturalisation application—information sheet
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Approval of naturalisation application—information sheet

I am pleased to enclose a letter from the Home Office that confirms that your application for naturalisation for British citizenship has been approved. I also enclose your citizenship invitation letter. Please read your citizenship invitation carefully.

Citizenship ceremony

Unless you have applied under the Windrush Scheme and do not wish to attend a citizenship ceremony, please book your citizenship ceremony date with the local authority listed on your citizenship invitation as soon as possible, and within 21 days of the date on the citizenship invitation.

You must attend your citizenship ceremony within three months of the date of the letter confirming approval of your naturalisation application. If you do not, and have not agreed an extension with the Home Office, you will need to make a fresh application for naturalisation. If you anticipate any problem with meeting this requirement, please contact us for further advice.

You will normally be able to invite up to two guests to the ceremony and should notify the local authority of any guests when you make contact.

Citizenship ceremonies are normally held in groups. You may request a private ceremony when you contact the local

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