Lewisham Council - Application for British citizenship

Application for British citizenship

Download a citizenship application form from gov.uk.

Assistance from our citizenship team

Applying for British citizenship can be difficult. For a fee, our trained staff can check that your citizenship application form is complete. This is called the Nationality Checking Service.

Citizenship ceremony

If the Home Office approves your application for British citizenship, they will send you an invitation letter which will tell you who to contact to book your citizenship ceremony.

The citizenship ceremony is conducted at either the Civic Suite or the Register Office.

Citizenship preparation courses

Our adult education service offers preparation courses for SELT Graded Examinations in Spoken English (GESE) Grade 5 (B1 CEFR). The course will prepare you thoroughly for your citizenship examination in English, and we will assist you in booking your exam.


The Register Office Citizenship Team
368 Lewisham High Street
Se13 6lq
020 8314 7502


Opening hours:
Monday and Tuesday 9.10am–4.15pm 
Wednesday 10.10am–4.15pm 
Thursday and Friday 9.10am–4.15pm
Saturday by appointment only

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