We will be resuming group ceremonies in person from 30th June 2021. Unfortunately we are not able to offer any private ceremonies until further notice.
Appointments are offered in the order we receive certificates. Please note we will contact you to invite you to book once we have received your certificate. Please do not call us unless you have received a letter from Reading Register Office.
Any queries, please contact Home Office on 0300 123 2241
Naturalisation application checking and sending services are no longer provided by local authorities. Please check application routes and services available on gov.uk.
Once we have been notified by the Home Office that your British citizenship application has been successful, we will invite you to attend a group citizenship ceremony. You must wait to hear from us even if you have received confirmation from the Home Office. It may be that we receive your documents from the Home Office later. As soon as we receive your documents we will contact you.
Call 0118 937 3533 to book an appointment
See our fees and charges page.
The UK government has reached an agreement with the EU that will protect the rights of EU citizens and their family members living in the UK. It has also reached an agreement with Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein, and a separate agreement with Switzerland.
These agreements mean that most citizens from the EU, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland will need to apply to stay in the UK. They can then continue living their lives here as they do now.
Applications can be made online. The deadline for applications is 30th June 2021.
From 1st July 2021 if you are an EU citizen marrying in England and Wales you must provide an EUSS share code from the gov.uk website to the registrar at your notice appointment to check your status. To qualify as a relevant national we need to check this a proof that you have settled status, pre settled status or an application pending from before 30th June 2021.
If you attend your appointment and do not present this share code, we cannot check your status. A letter of confirmation of settled, pre settled or application pending from the home office is not adequate proof; without exception you must provide the share code and it must be in date (no more than 21 days old).
If you do not provide a share code, you will either:
So to avoid disappointment, please ensure you present your EUSS share code on the day of the appointment.
Please be aware that it is your responsibility to obtain this share code and not that of the register office.
You can find more information at www.gov.uk