Citizenship ceremony

We hold citizenship ceremonies for Lower Hutt residents who have recently been granted New Zealand citizenship. Each person takes part in the swearing-in process and is presented with their citizenship certificate by the Mayor.


Please check back here for upcoming 2022 dates.

Citizenship ceremonies take place at Lower Hutt Town Hall, next to the main Council building on Laings Road.

Ceremonies start at 5pm sharp. Make sure you are at the Town Hall before 4.45pm.

You can choose which statement you want to make in your application:

  • an oath of allegiance — which is a religious statement, or
  • an affirmation of allegiance.

You can make your oath or affirmation in English or te reo Māori.

The ceremony dress code is smart casual. You're encouraged  to wear the national dress of your country of origin, if you want to.

You can bring a maximum of 2 guests per family to the ceremony due to limited venue capacity.

Please bring photo ID with you to the ceremony. Once the ceremony begins, no one is allowed entry. You must stay for the entire duration of the ceremony.

If you want to know how to become a New Zealand citizen, contact the Department of Internal Affairs on 0800 22 51 51.


Contact details

T: 04 570 6666 | 0800 488 824