At the heart of the ceremony is the administration of the oath of allegiance to her majesty the queen. This is followed by the pledge of loyalty to the United Kingdom when new citizens will pledge to respect its rights and freedoms, observe its democratic values and observe the laws of the country.
The oath is - I, [name], [swear by Almighty God] [do solemnly 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.
The pledge is - 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 fulfil my duties and obligations as a British citizen.
Attending a citizenship ceremony is a memorable occasion which will not only reflect the importance of becoming part of the British democratic process but it will also allow local communities the opportunity to welcome and involve new citizens into local society.
It will be an occasion when individuals their families and friends can mark the acquisition of British Citizenship.
Dundee City Council is the first Local Authority in Scotland to broadcast Citizenship Ceremonies over the internet, allowing family and friends who cannot attend the ceremony the opportunity to celebrate in what is an important life event for each applicant. These ceremonies will make a major contribution towards improving community cohesion and developing a stronger understanding of the role that individuals can make in the culturally diverse society of modern Britain.
Anyone who is interested in applying for British Citizenship can discover more about the process on the UK Border Agency (UKBA) website.