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Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Postby sushdmehta » Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:56 pm

Interested members can post their naturalisation application processing timelines here for the benefit of others.

Please include the following details when posting in this topic:

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: (e.g.- 4/5yr + 1yr ILR; 3yr spouse of BC; 10yr + 1yr ILR; legacy + ILR; etc.)
Method of application: NCS (council name) or Postal
Date of receipt by UKBA:
Date of debit of fees:
Date of receipt of acknowledgement:
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of Ceremony:

Other Updates: If you wish to provide interim updates (e.g. - when you called UKBA for status, and what information you were given), please edit your original post to include the following:
Interim Updates
Date: Description



Do not make more than one post in the topic. If writing initial post before the process is complete), please edit the original post to update - do not create a new post for every update. This will help members looking for approx. timeslines to figure out end-to-end processing time of a given application(s) at one place itself.
Remember the page number of this topic that you are making your post in .. or .. use the search function to find your post in this topic.




Please refrain from chattering in this topic. To keep it high-value, please just read it and only post when you have an update to provide (timelines only).
Queries, pleasantries, off-topic posts, duplicate posts, multiple posts relating to the same application, request for updates, posts enquiring about current timelines, etc. are not be posted, will be deleted without notice, and members posting irrelevant posts in this topic that require moderators to waste their time in cleaning up the topic may have their access restricted.


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Application Timeline

Postby rnr79 » Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:13 am

Application Timeline :
Eligibility criteria: 5 yrs (WP+Tier 1) + 1 yr ILR
Method of application: NCS Brent
Date of receipt by UKBA: 17 May 2011 (DX Tracking)
Date of debit of fees: 23 May 2011
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 26 May 2011 dated 23 May 2011
Date of receipt of approval: 13 Aug 2011 dated 04 Aug 2011
Date of Ceremony: 16 Aug 2011

Other Updates :
23-Jun-11: Called HO to update some details and came to know the status as well which was 'Awaiting consideration'.
30-Jun-11: Going throguh intial checks
15-Jul-11: Called HO to check status and was told status as 'Awaiting consideration, then i asked if intial checks were completed then advisor said no and my application hasnt gone throguh any process at all
01-Aug-11: Waiting in a queue and will take upto 6 months and more depending upong the case.
04-Aug-11: Decision made on 3rd Aug and a letter will be mailed soon.
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Application Timeline

Postby Cranberry » Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:02 am

Application timeline
Eligibility criteria: 10yr + 1yr ILR
Method of application: Postal
Date of receipt by UKBA: 15 April 2011
Date of debit of fees: 03 May 2011
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 07 May 2011
Date of receipt of approval: 05 July 2011
Date of Ceremony: 18 August 2011

Interim update
23 June 2011 - not allocated to a caseworker.
01 July 2011 - decision made today, letter to follow
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Postby lasam » Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:18 am

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: spouse of BC
Method of application: Postal
Date of receipt by UKBA: 5 may/2011
Date of debit of fees: 11may/2011
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 16 may/2011
Date of receipt of approval: 26 august(dated 18 of august)
Date of Ceremony: 1st of sep 2011


Other Updates
27 jun-2011: waiting allocation to CW
13 july: awaiting allocation to CW and the lady told me it might take up to six month
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Postby e1Gonz » Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:28 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 4 years + 17 years ILR
Method of application: NCS Burton-Upon-Trent
Date of application: 18 April 2011
Date of receipt by UKBA: 19 April 2011
Date of debit of fees: 4 May 2011
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 12 May 2011 (dated 4 May 2011)
Date of receipt of approval: 11 July 2011 (dated 6 July 2011)
Date of Ceremony: 15 July 2011 (Private Ceremony)

Other updates
20 June 2011 - in the queue to be allocated to caseworker
24 June 2011 - in the queue to be allocated to caseworker
29 June 2011 - in the queue to be allocated to caseworker
04 July 2011 - case has now been allocated to a caseworker on Friday. In the final decision stage
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Postby hd » Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:58 pm

Application timeline
Eligibility criteria: HSMP JR 4 years + 1 year ILR
Method of application: NCS Redbridge
Date of application: 15 April 2011
Date of receipt by UKBA: 18 April 2011
Date of debit of fees: 3 May 2011
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 5 May 2011
Date of receipt of approval: 4 July 2011 ( Dated 29/6/2011)
Date of Ceremony: 13 July 2011

Other updates
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Postby 1664 » Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:44 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 4yr HSMP + 1yr ILR (+1 dependent)
Method of application: NCS (Lewisham)
Date of receipt by UKBA: 13-June-2011
Date of debit of fees: 23-June-2011
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: Never got one
Date of receipt of approval: 23-July-2011 (Dated 12-July-2011)
Date of Ceremony: 11-AUG-2011

Called HO now - lady said decision has been made and documents will be sent out 2nd class next week and I can expect to get them within 2 weeks. (I just hope I get them as I never received my ack letter)
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Postby skr27 » Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:14 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 11yr + 1yr ILR;
Method of application: NCS (Oxford)
Date of receipt by UKBA: 21/6/11
Date of debit of fees: 1/7/11
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 6/7/11 (dated 1/7/11)
Date of receipt of approval: 8/10/11 (dated 28/9/11
Date of Ceremony: 30/9/11 (private)


Interim Updates
4/7/11: tried to contact UKBA but was not getting through
14/7/11: nothing is done so far about the application. Very disappointed by the unhelpful call centre staff.
20/7/11: No progress to report
26/7/11: not even the initial checks are complete...
19/8/11: Waiting for allocation to caseworker
23/8/11: allocated to casewoker team/ initial checks done, I am told :)
26/8/11: today I am told its not allocated or reached casewoker/ still undergoing intial checks.. I am speachless after being told on 23rd that it is with caseworker team. :shock:
16/9/11: in the Q for allocation to caseworker. :cry:
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Postby wptotier177 » Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:50 pm

Application Timeline - Edited 05/07/2011

Eligibility criteria: 4yr WP + 1yr Tier 1 + 1yr ILR
Method of application: Post
Date of receipt by UKBA: 18-May-2011
Date of debit of fees: 26-May-2011
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 28-May-2011 (Dated 26-May-2011)
Date of receipt of approval: 01-July-2011 (Dated 28-June-2011)
Date of Ceremony: 13-July-2011

Update:
01-Jul-11: received letter that application has been successful. Have not received my Indian passport back yet.
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Postby vipul1981 » Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:24 pm

Application timeline
Eligibility criteria: 2 yrs WHM + 5 yrs HSMP (JR) with backdated ILR Letter
NCS or Postal – NCS Hounslow
Date of submission or posting – 13/06/2011
Date received by HO - Don't know
Date of debit of debit/credit card – 23/06/2011
Date of receipt of acknowledgement – 30/06/2011 dated 23/06/2011
Date of receipt of approval - 08/08/2011 dates 13th July 2011
Date of Ceremony - 11/08/2011. Private Ceremony

Update: Called HO on 14/07 and was told that decision has been made very recently but no documents sent out yet.

Delay in receipt of approval and letter was reissued.

Applied for my passport today. So will be moving to the other thread
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Postby Mooney » Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:55 pm

Criteria :: 5 yrs + 1 Yr ILR
Type :: NCS Harrow
Date of submission :: 05/04/2011
Date application received by UKBA :: 06/04/2011
Date of debit of credit card :: 19/04/2011
Date of acknowledgement :: 21/04/2011
Date of receipt of acknowledgement :: 21/04/2011
Date of approval: 18/06/2011
Date of receipt of approval :: 23/06/2011
Date of ceremony :: 18/06/2011
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Postby pbs6vas » Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:10 pm

CRITERIA - :HSMP(JR) +14months ILR
1 Adult & 1 Child
NCS or Postal: NCS
Date of submission : 05/04/2011
HO received: 06/04/2011
Date of debit of debit/credit card: 19/04/2011
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 24/04/2011 (dated 19/04/11)
Date of receipt of approval: 29/06/2011
Date of Private Ceremony: 05/07/2011
End of my journey to Naturalisation. Thanks to all helpful members on immigrationboards.
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Postby gidoc » Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:02 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 1yr WP+ 4yr HSMP(Incl Tier 1) + 1yr ILR
Method of application: NCS (Nottingham)
Date of submission to NCS: 6/04/11
Date of receipt by UKBA: 7/04/11
Date of debit of fees: 19/04/11
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: Dont remember
Date of approval: 16/06/11
Date of receipt of approval letter:25/06/11
Date of Ceremony(Private): 5/07/11
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Postby walnutfish » Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:20 am

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: HSMP(JR) + 1 yr ILR (Joint application - Myself and Wife)
Method of application: NCS (Newham)
Date of application: 03 May 2011
Date of receipt by UKBA: 04 May 2011
Date of debit of fees: 09 May 2011
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 12 May 2011
Date of receipt of approval: 29 June 2011
Date of Ceremony: 29 June 2011


Interim Updates
17 June 2011 : Was informed that a decision was taken on 16 June 2011
27 June 2011: Was informed that the decision letter was posted on 24 June 2011
29 June 2011: Called the council to book a private ceremony. To my surprise, they agreed to do a private ceremony on the same day. Got my certificates.

Special thanks to everyone in this forum
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Postby s_ram » Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:33 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: WP (2YRS) + HSMP (3YRS) + 1 yr ILR (Joint application - Myself, Wife & 2 Children)
Method of application: NCS (Hatfield)
Date of application: 09 May 2011
Date received by UKBA: 10 May 2011
Date of debit of fees: 14 May 2011
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 17 May 2011
Date of receipt of approval: 29 June 2011
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Postby Durbanite » Wed Jun 29, 2011 1:38 pm

Application timeline
Eligibility criteria: 5 years HSMP + 1 year ILR
NCS or Postal: NCS Hatfield
Date of submission : 19/04/2011
HO received: 20/04/2011
Date of debit of debit/credit card: 06/05/2011
Date of receipt of acknowledgement dated 10/05/2011
Date of receipt of approval: TBC
Date of Ceremony: TBC
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Postby tom1 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:11 pm

Criteria ::HSMP(Jr) + 1 year ILR
Type :: NCS
Date of submission...................09/05/2011
Date application received by UKBA....11/05/2011
Date of debit of credit card.........13/05/2011
Date of receipt of acknowledgement...18/05/2011 (dated 12/05/2011)
Date of receipt of approval..........25/07/2011 dated 18/07/2011
Date of ceremony.....................27/07.2011 (private)

Other Updates
23-Jun-11: Called HO and asked about status and lady told that your application 'not considered yet.
07/07/11: called hO and lady told me its in queue waiting allocation to CW
15/07/2011: called HO and status was application in queue
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Postby ramkumarvsd » Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:54 pm

Criteria :: WP 5Yrs + 1 Year ILR
Type :: NCS Sutton
Date of submission :: 07/05/2011
Date application received by UKBA - 10/05/2011
Date of debit of credit card :: 12/05/2011
Date of receipt of acknowledgement :: 16/05/2011 (dated 12/05/2011)
Date of receipt of approval :: PENDING
Date of ceremony :: PENDING

Interim Update:
29/06/2011 - Called HO , was told application in queue waiting for allocation.
08/07/2011 - Called HO , was told application in queue waiting for allocation.
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Postby irinka19753 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:55 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria:5 years WP+1year IRL (2 adult +1 child)
Method of application: NCS Bracknell
Date of application: 05/05/11
Date of receipt by UKBA: 06/05/11
Date of debit of fees:10/05/11
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 14 May 2011 (dated 10 May 2011)
Date of receipt of approval: 29/06/11(Dated 22/06/11)
Date of Ceremony:01/07/11(private)

Other Updates
23/06/11: told decision has been made.
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Postby sidra4015 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:53 pm

Criteria :: 10years +ILR
Type :: POST
Date of submission :: 18/05/2011
Date application received by UKBA :: 19/05/2011
Date of debit of credit card :: 28/05/2011
Date of receipt of acknowledgement :: 30/05/2011 dated 26/05/2011
Date of receipt of approval ::
Date of ceremony ::
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