Nationality & immigration

Group ceremonies are held at Reading Museum and Town Hall on Wednesdays.

We will contact you to invite you to book a ceremony once we have received your certificate from the Home Office. Please do not call us unless you have received a letter from Reading Register Office. Unfortunately we are unable to book you in until we receive your certificate.

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

Citizenship Ceremonies

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.

EU citizens living in the UK after 30 June 2021

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. 

EU citizens and marriage 

From 1st July 2021 if you are an EU citizen marrying in England and Wales you must provide an EUSS share code from the 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:  

  • have to postpone your notice of marriage appointment until you have a share code, which could result in a significant delay and will incur a rebooking fee; or 
  • have to go through the home office referral scheme, which could mean you are investigated and have to wait up to 70 days before you can get married.

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. 

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