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New British Citizens welcomed

New British Citizens Welcomed - Shropshire

New British Citizens welcomed

Last week the Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire, accompanied by Deputy Lieutenant Martin Stevens and Lord-Lieutenant Cadet WO Sofie Holland,  joined the Chairman of the Council Cllr Vince Hunt to welcome more that 20 new citizens to Shropshire at a Citizenship Ceremony.

In January 2004 the Government introduced a requirement that people aged 18 years or over, who are accepted for naturalisation or registration as British citizens, must take a Citizenship Oath and Pledge at a Citizenship Ceremony. This is a memorable and enjoyable event that celebrates the important occasion of becoming a British Citizen.

The ceremony involves prospective citizens making an oath of allegiance to His Majesty the King and a pledge of loyalty to the United Kingdom. They are held in our county towns of Shrewsbury and Telford to welcome foreign nationals who wish to become citizens of the United Kingdom.

We send our congratulations and hope you will be happy and settled in this wonderful county.