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April 2013 - Naturalisation application timeline

A section for posts relating to applications for Naturalisation or Registration as a British Citizen. Naturalisation

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dingdon
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Post by dingdon » Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:20 am

Eligibility criteria: WP(2 Years) + Tier 1 General + ILR
Method of application: NCS Hounslow
Date of application: 26/04/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: Not sure. Should have reached by 29/04/2013
Date of acknowledgement : 01/05/2013 ( Letter Dated )
Date of debit of fees: 02/05/2013 (As per bank statement)
Date of approval: 24th May 2013 (Received letter on 30th May 2013)
Date of Ceremony: TBC
Last edited by dingdon on Thu May 30, 2013 11:10 pm, edited 1 time in total.

raja999
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application

Post by raja999 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:23 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 Year work permit + 1 year ILR
Method of application: Post (special next day delivery)
Date of application: 29/04/13

Date of receipt by UKBA: TBC
Date of acknowledgement :TBC
Date of debit of fees: TBC
Date of approval: TBC
Date of Ceremony: TBC

hun
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april 2013-application for BC

Post by hun » Thu May 02, 2013 7:46 am

Eligibility: HSMP (2 years)+ Tier1 (3 years)+ ILR (1 year)
applicants: Myself+husband (joint application)
Method of application: postal (special next day delivery+special delivery return self addressed envelope enclosed)
Date of application: 03/04/2013 
Date of receipt by UKBA: 04/04/2013
Date of debit of fees: 15/04/2013 (cleared from bank on 16/04/2013)
Date of acknowledgement : 18/04/2013 (dated 15/04/2013)
Date of approval: recieved today 19/06/2013
(dated 17/06/2013) original documents came in SD self addressed envelope.
Date of Ceremony: 17/07/2013
Thanks very much for help.
See you guys on first british passport timeline.
:)
Last edited by hun on Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:56 pm, edited 5 times in total.

trupti.uk
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Post by trupti.uk » Thu May 02, 2013 1:12 pm

Eligibility criteria: 2yrs Hsmp+3yrs Tier 1+1yr ILR
Method of application: NCS Manchester
Date of application: 29/04/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 30/04/2013
Date of acknowledgement : 10/05/2013 dated 07/05/2013
Date of debit of fees: 08/05/2013
Date of approval: 28/05/2013 received on 31/05/2013
Date of Ceremony:05/06/2013

Good Luck everyone.
Last edited by trupti.uk on Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:46 am, edited 3 times in total.

kasturi75
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Post by kasturi75 » Thu May 02, 2013 3:28 pm

Eligibility criteria: 2yr hsmp +3yr Tier 1 +1yr ILR
Method of application: NCS Hatfield
Date of application: 02/04/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: wasn't interested
Date of acknowledgement : around 2 weeks later
Date of debit of fees: wasn't interested
Date of approval: 29/04/2013 - Certificate date
Date of Ceremony: 10/06/2013 NCS Hatfield (Second earliest date)

Though we earned BC, I feel bit sad today as we lost our much much loved mother land citizenship....but no better option right now.

Anyway many thanks for all of your kind guidance...
Last edited by kasturi75 on Wed May 08, 2013 9:51 am, edited 2 times in total.

raheelmulla
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April 2013 naturalisation timeline

Post by raheelmulla » Fri May 03, 2013 11:28 am

Eligibility criteria: MARRIED TO BRITISH CITIZEN.
Method of application: POSTAL (ROYAL MAIL SPECIAL DELIVERY)
Date of application: 4th APRIL 2013.
Date of receipt by UKBA: 5th APRIL 2013 (check on Royal Mail website)
Date of acknowledgement :RECEIVED ON 16 APRIL 2013 (DATED:13 APRIL 2013)
Date of debit of fees: 13th APRIL 2013.
Date of approval: RECEIVED ON 3rd MAY 2013 (DATED: 1st MAY 2013)
Date of Ceremony: RECEIVED INVITATION LETTER 13 MAY 2013 (DATED 03 RD MAY 2013). CEREMONY BOOK 4TH JUNE 2013 AT NEWHAM TOWN HALL.

Document sent: payment slip, application form, my passport, wife passport, marriage certificate,laminated life in uk test and prepaid special delivery envelope.

SO UKBA AGENCY EXCEPTING LIMINATED DOCUMENT ASWELL. HOPE THIS HELP.

INSHALLAH I WILL PRAY FOR EVERYONE WHO IS WAITING GET THERE APPROVAL SOON.
Last edited by raheelmulla on Thu May 16, 2013 9:08 pm, edited 4 times in total.

Plum70
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Re: April 2013 naturalisation timeline

Post by Plum70 » Fri May 03, 2013 11:47 am

raheelmulla wrote: Document sent: payment slip, application form, my passport, wife passport, marriage certificate,laminated life in uk test and prepaid special delivery envelope.

SO UKBA AGENCY EXCEPTING LIMINATED DOCUMENT ASWELL. HOPE THIS HELP.
I would advise against laminating legal documents like your naturalisation certificate, any residence document issued on an ISD e.t.c. This will surely invalidate them.

Congratulations on your successful application!

Mblay
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Re: April 2013 naturalisation timeline

Post by Mblay » Fri May 03, 2013 12:21 pm

raheelmulla wrote:Eligibility criteria: MARRIED TO BRITISH CITIZEN.
Method of application: POSTAL (ROYAL MAIL SPECIAL DELIVERY)
Date of application: 4th APRIL 2013.
Date of receipt by UKBA: 5th APRIL 2013 (check on Royal Mail website)
Date of acknowledgement :RECEIVED ON 16 APRIL 2013 (DATED:13 APRIL 2013)
Date of debit of fees: 13th APRIL 2013.
Date of approval: RECEIVED ON 3rd MAY 2013 (DATED: 1st MAY 2013)
Date of Ceremony: waiting

Document sent: payment slip, application form, my passport, wife passport, marriage certificate,laminated life in uk test and prepaid special delivery envelope.

SO UKBA AGENCY EXCEPTING LIMINATED DOCUMENT ASWELL. HOPE THIS HELP.

INSHALLAH I WILL PRAY FOR EVERYONE WHO IS WAITING GET THERE APPROVAL SOON.

Congrats raheelmulla, you did mention the prepaid envelope in the documents sent, does that mean they did not return ur documents in the prepaid envelope you included?

raheelmulla
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Post by raheelmulla » Fri May 03, 2013 1:36 pm

They sent my document in a prepaid envelope which was sent by me. Thank you.

raheelmulla
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Laminated document

Post by raheelmulla » Fri May 03, 2013 1:40 pm

I would agree with plum70. But if you had done mistake by laminating marriage certificate and LIUK then u don't have to worry as they will except the laminating document.

kasturi75
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Re: Laminated document

Post by kasturi75 » Fri May 03, 2013 2:06 pm

raheelmulla wrote:I would agree with plum70. But if you had done mistake by laminating marriage certificate and LIUK then u don't have to worry as they will except the laminating document.
We applied for BC a month ago & approval reached yesterday. We applied via NCS & they accepted all laminated docs (Marrage, Birth etc) & took copies. UKBA advise not to laminate originals but I don't think it's a very restricted rule if you already have docs laminated like Birth, Marrage certificates.

Mblay
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Post by Mblay » Fri May 03, 2013 2:08 pm

raheelmulla wrote:They sent my document in a prepaid envelope which was sent by me. Thank you.
Thanks raheelmulla.

jko
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Post by jko » Fri May 03, 2013 7:26 pm

Kasturi 75 which country are you from? Do they not allow dual nationality? It seems you are sad for giving up your citizenship for BC. In my own case, dual nationality is allowed.

onceblue
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Post by onceblue » Sat May 04, 2013 11:31 am

Eligibility criteria: 1.5 WP + 3.5 T1G+1 ILR
Method of application: NCS Wokingham
Date of application: 18/4/13
Date of receipt by UKBA: 19/4/13
Date of acknowledgement : recvd 29/4/13 (dated 24/4/13)
Date of debit of fees: 24/4/13
Date of approval: n/a
Date of Ceremony:n/a
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warren899
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Re: abit sceptic about outcome of my application

Post by warren899 » Tue May 07, 2013 11:35 am

[quote="warren899"][quote="warren899"]Eligibility criteria: 5 years + ILE
Method of application: postal Date of application: 04/04/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA:5/4/13 tracked royal mail
Date of acknowledgement : 16/4/13 dated 12/4/13
Date of debit of fees:12/4/13,hopefully somethings been done
Date of approval: 7/5/13
Date of ceremony:20/5/13( cheshire east)

OMG finally!! Only 20 working days!! Thank you ever so much everyone for your help. so do i contact local council now or do i wait for invitation letter?
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raheelmulla
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timeline

Post by raheelmulla » Tue May 07, 2013 1:01 pm

congratulations warren899. I got my approval last week. And it said you vll receive invitation letter shortly. So you vll get you invited letter shortly after that you can call council to bookan appointment. I am waiting aswell for invitation letter.

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Post by warren899 » Tue May 07, 2013 3:31 pm

Ok,what if i want a private ceremony,do i still wait for invitation letter?

raheelmulla
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Post by raheelmulla » Tue May 07, 2013 6:16 pm

Yes. You still have to wait because when home office send invitation letter to you same time then forward citizen certificate to your nearest local authority. After you receive invitation letter you can book private cermony. If you try to call now and book private ceremony the local authority will not have your citizenship certificate.

Did you check ur letter. Because the letter which i got from ukba state that you application for naturalisation citizen is successful and we will send you invitation letter shortly if you dont get invitation within 2 week you can contact on email address which was provide by them on the letter.. And it clearly state that this is not invitation letter so dont worry you will receive letter within 10 days.

If your letter say that call ur local authority to book appointment for citizen cermony then you can book now. Otherwise wait for the letter.

Thanks.

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Post by dial2all » Wed May 08, 2013 12:45 am

Eligibility criteria: section 1(3) 3 children's
fee paid £1130 old fee.
Method of application:myself- POST - 05/04/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 07/04/2013
Date of debit of fees: 16/04/2013
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 19/04/2013
Date of receipt of approval: 16/05/2013 ( Dated on 14/05/2013)
Date of receipt of documents: 16/05/2013
Date of receipt of registration certificate: Waiting
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raheelmulla
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Post by raheelmulla » Wed May 08, 2013 5:23 pm

Hi warren899 did you get invition letter.

warren899
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Post by warren899 » Wed May 08, 2013 6:18 pm

Hiya no i contacted my local council ,the lady sent me back an email saying shed received my certificate and she's invited me to a ceremony on the 20th of may
And il receive a letter by end of the week .

They say dont contact your council but I think it depends on the council really, i live in a small town so its easier to contact someone .

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Post by raheelmulla » Wed May 08, 2013 6:35 pm

That good. U r lucky man. I vll try to call tomorrow and find out. And thanks for reply.

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Post by warren899 » Wed May 08, 2013 7:16 pm

no worries,i hope you get an invitation very soon,God bless you all

bristol81
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Re: Application timeline

Post by bristol81 » Thu May 09, 2013 8:12 am

bristol81 wrote:Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: Spouse of BC+ 2 Children
Method of application: Special delivery
Date of Application-04/04/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 05/04/2013
Date of debit of fees: 12/04/2013
Date of receipt of Ack- 18/04/2013
Date of Approval- 04/05/2013 received on 08/05/2013
Date of Cermony-tbc

Good luck to those waiting.

raheelmulla
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Post by raheelmulla » Thu May 09, 2013 3:15 pm

Hi bristol81 did you get invitation letter for ceremony with your approval.

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