Take with you your birth certificate (it must be a "full"
certificate which has the details of the exact place of birth and
parents, not the "short" one). Copies of the "full"
certificate can be obtained from the Family Records Centre by telephoning (0845
6037788) or applying online at www.gro.gov.uk; a fee of £25.00 and
a copy of the Freedom Certificate of the Company, duly signed by
the Master and Clerk.
A married lady should provide a copy of her Marriage Certificate if she wishes to claim Freedom in her married name. A lady who has divorced and not re-married should bring a copy of the decree absolute. Naturalization papers are required for Naturalized British Subjects.
You can attend the ceremony quietly on your own or with family
Please note that the Clerk can act as Proxy for overseas members to complete the initial stages of the Freedom.
Please ensure that you have all of the documents with you when you arrive at the Chamberlains Court.