Your data: citizenship ceremonies

How we use your data

Aberdeen City Council receives your personal data from the Home Office and directly from you in order to provide citizenship ceremonies as required by the British Nationality Act 1981. We will use your personal data to maintain our records. We may use your information to verify your identity. We may contact you by post, email or telephone. We may share information with the Home Office in order to provide this service

How long we keep your information for

We will retain records relating to the administration of the citizenship ceremonies until the end of the current year plus a further 3 years.

Your rights

You’ve got legal rights about the way the Council handles and uses your data, which include the right to ask for a copy of it. You can email the Council’s Data Protection Officer on or write to:

Legal and Democratic Services
Business Hub 6
Level 1 South
Marischal College
AB10 1AB

See more information about all of the rights you have. You also have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office. They are the body responsible for making sure organisations like the Council handle your data lawfully.

Our legal basis

Aberdeen City Council is the Data Controller for your information. Wherever we are processing personal information we need to make sure we have a legal basis in data protection law. The table below sets out the Council’s legal basis for each of the data processing activities we carry out.

Data processing activity Purpose Legal basis Relevant law
Collection and use of personal data received from the Home Office and from individuals To provide group citizenship ceremonies Article 6(1)(c)
To comply with a statutory obligation
British Nationality Act 1981
Collection and use of personal data received from the Home Office and from individuals To provide individual citizenship ceremonies Article 6(1)(b)
To fulfil a contract, or steps at pre-contract stage
British Nationality Act 1981
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