Oath of allegiance

ASK THE EXPERT | What is the Oath of Allegiance?

 
 

Oath of Allegiance

Q: I have applied for my British citizenship and believe that if successful I will be required to swear an oath of allegiance and take a citizenship pledge. Just out of interest I was hoping that you could provide me with the wording of these?

Yes, at the British Citizenship ceremony, the Registrar will invite you to swear the Oath of allegiance or speak the affirmation of allegiance. After this you will have to take the citizenship pledge. The wording of these is as follows:

Oath of allegiance

I (name) swear by Almighty God that on becoming a British citizen, I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, her Heirs and Successors, according to law.

Affirmation of allegiance

I (name) do solemnly, sincerely and truly declare and affirm that on becoming a British citizen, I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, her Heirs and Successors, according to law.

Pledge

I will give my loyalty to the United Kingdom and respect its rights and freedoms. I will uphold its democratic values. I will observe its laws faithfully and fulfill my duties and obligations as a British citizen.

JP Breytenbach
Director of Breytenbachs Immigration Consultants Limited
www.bic-immigration.com or info@bic-immigration.com

 
 

 
 

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