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British Nationality: Ceremonies

Home Office written question – answered on 9th June 2020.

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Photo of Valerie Vaz Valerie Vaz Shadow Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many citizenship ceremonies have been cancelled as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

Photo of Valerie Vaz Valerie Vaz Shadow Leader of the House of Commons

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

Photo of Valerie Vaz Valerie Vaz Shadow Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to extend the three month period for people who have been issued with letters confirming citizenship ceremonies; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Kevin Foster Kevin Foster The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

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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