British Nationality: Ceremonies

Home Office written question – answered on 1st December 2020.

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Photo of Fleur Anderson Fleur Anderson Labour, Putney

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans her Department has made to enable the covid-safe continuation of citizenship ceremonies during the period of the new national covid-19 lockdown from 5 November 2020.

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

Each local authority is responsible for administering citizenship ceremonies. Local authorities strictly follow Government as well as local advice relating to social distancing and public safety.

In addition, an innovative process for ‘virtual’ citizenship ceremonies was implemented in July. Work continues to increase availability of virtual ceremonies across local authorities to maximise opportunities for applicants to attend one.

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