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Citizenship ceremonies

The Mayor hosts five ceremonies per year to award new New Zealanders with citizenship.

Attend a citizenship ceremony

Porirua City hosts a number of citizenship ceremonies a year at Pātaka Museum of Arts and Cultures. All citizens should arrive at 5pm for a 5.30pm start. 

2021 Citizenship Ceremony Dates

  • Monday 8 March 2021
  • Monday 10 May 2021
  • Monday 12 July 2021
  • Monday 13 September 2021
  • The ceremony due to be held on Monday 15 November 2021 has been cancelled due to the likelihood that Wellington may be in Alert Level 2.

Find out about our citizenship ceremonies by contacting Caroline Fotualii on (04) 237 1548 or

If your application to become a citizen is approved, you must attend a citizenship ceremony and make an oath of allegiance to the Queen. This is an opportunity for you to declare your allegiance to New Zealand in public, and for our community to welcome you on behalf of all New Zealanders.

At the ceremony, you will stand before the Mayor and make either an oath or affirmation of allegiance to honour the Queen and to obey the laws of New Zealand, and be a good citizen.

After swearing your allegiance to the Queen, you become a New Zealand citizen and receive a certificate confirming your New Zealand citizenship. 

Becoming a New Zealand citizen

Find out what you need to do to become a citizen at the Department of Internal Affairs.