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April 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

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

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Re: April 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by techie78 » Tue May 13, 2014 10:24 am

techie78 wrote:Eligibility criteria: 5 years Work Permit+ 1 year ILR
Nationality: Indian
Language criteria met: Life in the UK test + UK Degree
Method of application: NCS Wokingham
Date of application: 29/04/2014
Payment method: Credit card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 30/04/2014
Date of acknowledgement: 13/05/14 ( dated 08/05/14)
New payment details received by UKBA: NA
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 08/05/2014
Date approval received: TBC
Date of ceremony: TBC

kalrah
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Re: April 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by kalrah » Tue May 13, 2014 6:07 pm

[quote="kalrah"]I have also applied in April.. My timeline is below

Update

Eligibility criteria: 3 years HSMP+ 2 years Tier 1 + 1year ILR
Nationality: Indian
Language criteria met: Life in the UK test + indian graduate degree
Method of application: NCS
Date of application: 24/04/2014
Payment method: Credit card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 25/04/2014
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 06/05/2014
Date of acknowledgement: 08/05/2014
Date approval received: TBC
Date of ceremony: TBC[/quote]

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Re: April 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by NoRest » Wed May 14, 2014 4:51 pm

NoRest wrote:This is my first post and this is my timeline...
Eligibility criteria: 13 years ILR
Language criteria met (UK degree, exempt countries, PBS used documents, NARIC, or B1 test):LiUK + IELTS
Method of application: NCS
Council name if NCS used: Aylesbury
Date of application: 30/04/14
Payment method CC/DC, Personal cheque, Bankers cheque etc: CC
Date of receipt by UKBA: 01/05/14
Date of aknowlegment: 08/05/14 (received at 13/04/14)
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 08/05/14
Date approval received:
Date of ceremony:

bkarthikisc
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Re: April 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by bkarthikisc » Wed May 14, 2014 5:41 pm

barnes wrote:
bkarthikisc wrote:Did some analysis on the approvals for February and March applicants. Total approvals - 108 . Average time for applicants to get their approval letter from the date of application is 51 days
I WOULD ASSUME YOU ARE ONE OF THE MODERATORS IN HERE KARTHIK.CAN YOU PLEASE REMOVE ME FROM THIS WEBSITE OR AT LEAST TELL ME HOW I CLOSE MY ACCOUNT.HOPEFULLY YOU WILL REPLY TO THIS OR ANY OF THE OTHER MODERATORS
Hi barnes, I am not a moderator. I am an applicant just like you. All I have done here is summarised the application details. Please read my reply to your early post - I have mentioned clearly that I do not know about spent convoctions

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Re: April 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by ryan2020 » Thu May 15, 2014 12:09 pm

Eligibility criteria: 2 years HSMP+ 3 years Tier 1 + 1year ILR
Nationality: Pakistani
Language criteria met: Life in the UK test + M.Sc Degree from UK
Method of application: NCS
Council name if NCS used: Hounslow
Date of application: 25/04/2014
Payment method: Credit card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 28/04/2014
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 02/05/2014
Date of acknowledgement: 08/05/2014 (Dated 02/05/2014)
Date approval received: TBC
Date of ceremony: TBC

NoRest
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Re: April 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by NoRest » Thu May 15, 2014 6:38 pm

NoRest wrote:
NoRest wrote:This is my first post and this is my timeline...
Eligibility criteria: 13 years ILR
Language criteria met (UK degree, exempt countries, PBS used documents, NARIC, or B1 test):LiUK + IELTS
Method of application: NCS
Council name if NCS used: Aylesbury
Date of application: 30/04/14
Payment method CC/DC, Personal cheque, Bankers cheque etc: CC
Date of receipt by UKBA: 01/05/14
Date of aknowlegment: 08/05/14 (received at 13/05/14)
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 08/05/14
Date approval received:
Date of ceremony:

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Re: April 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by winmano » Thu May 15, 2014 10:27 pm

This is my first post and this is my timeline...
Eligibility criteria: 5 years HSMP + 1 Year, 2 months PR
Language criteria met ( NARIC, Certificate from University that Degree was taught in English and LiUK
Method of application: NCS
Council name if NCS used: Wandsworth
Date of application: 28/04/14
Payment method CC/DC, Credit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 02/05/14
Date of aknowlegment: 02/05/14 (received at 08/05/14)
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 02/05/14
Date approval received:
Date of ceremony:
winmano
A : 20th-dec
C: Chennai,
Status: Granted Visa
No Of working days: 24 (Got passport)

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Re: April 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by 7r0y » Fri May 16, 2014 9:22 am

Update on my application:

Application Timeline April 2014
Nationality:Uzbek
Eligibility criteria: EEA4 PR card vignette
Method of application: Postal
Application type: Self
English language: ESOL B1 certificate from Trinity college and Life in the UK.
Payment method: credit card
Date of Application: 28/04/2014
Date of receipt by UKBA: 29/04/2014 - Post office tracking service
Date of debit of fees: £906 - Balance drop on 09/05/2014
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: received on - 15/05/2014; letter dated 09/05/2014
Date of receipt of approval: Awaiting
Date of Ceremony: Awaiting

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Re: April 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by ps2012 » Fri May 16, 2014 9:42 am

ps2012 wrote:Eligibility criteria: 5y WP + 1y ILR
Language criteria met (UK degree, exempt countries, PBS used documents, NARIC, or B1 test): LIUK, IELTS (2014)
Current nationality:
Method of application: Self Post (Royal mail special delivery)
Date of application: 01-04-2014
Payment method CC/DC, Personal cheque, Bankers cheque etc: DC
Date of receipt by UKBA: 02-04-2014
Date of aknowlegment: 10-04-2014
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 11-04-2014 Card Purchase - Nationality Direct, actual clearance date 14th
Date approval received: 16-05-2014, dated 14-05-2014
Date of ceremony: Awaiting
Knock, knock, there is this postman outside in the morning, gives me the returning envlope I sent with application...

Here comes the approval letter: "I am pleased to say that the application has been successful....". What is a nice surprise during a late breakfast!
"... Please note that once you become a British citizen you will lose any refugee status you may hold in the UK" - well this does not concern me.

Also in the envolope, my ILR card, driver license, LIUK cert, EILTS cert and my passports. So glad that I am free to move again, will be able to check in London hotel this Sunday.

Thanks everybody for the time you have spent with me in this thread, and good luck to everybody. Hope everyone of you can get the letter very soon.

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Re: April 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by bkarthikisc » Fri May 16, 2014 9:49 am

ps2012 wrote:
ps2012 wrote:Eligibility criteria: 5y WP + 1y ILR
Language criteria met (UK degree, exempt countries, PBS used documents, NARIC, or B1 test): LIUK, IELTS (2014)
Current nationality:
Method of application: Self Post (Royal mail special delivery)
Date of application: 01-04-2014
Payment method CC/DC, Personal cheque, Bankers cheque etc: DC
Date of receipt by UKBA: 02-04-2014
Date of aknowlegment: 10-04-2014
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 11-04-2014 Card Purchase - Nationality Direct, actual clearance date 14th
Date approval received: 16-05-2014, dated 14-05-2014
Date of ceremony: Awaiting
Knock, knock, there is this postman outside in the morning, gives me the returning envlope I sent with application...

Here comes the approval letter: "I am pleased to say that the application has been successful....". What is a nice surprise during a late breakfast!
"... Please note that once you become a British citizen you will lose any refugee status you may hold in the UK" - well this does not concern me.

Also in the envolope, my ILR card, driver license, LIUK cert, EILTS cert and my passports. So glad that I am free to move again, will be able to check in London hotel this Sunday.

Thanks everybody for the time you have spent with me in this thread, and good luck to everybody. Hope everyone of you can get the letter very soon.
Congratulations ps2012. You are the first to receive the approval in april applicants

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Re: April 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by runie80 » Fri May 16, 2014 9:54 am

ps2012 wrote:
ps2012 wrote:Eligibility criteria: 5y WP + 1y ILR
Language criteria met (UK degree, exempt countries, PBS used documents, NARIC, or B1 test): LIUK, IELTS (2014)
Current nationality:
Method of application: Self Post (Royal mail special delivery)
Date of application: 01-04-2014
Payment method CC/DC, Personal cheque, Bankers cheque etc: DC
Date of receipt by UKBA: 02-04-2014
Date of aknowlegment: 10-04-2014
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 11-04-2014 Card Purchase - Nationality Direct, actual clearance date 14th
Date approval received: 16-05-2014, dated 14-05-2014
Date of ceremony: Awaiting
Knock, knock, there is this postman outside in the morning, gives me the returning envlope I sent with application...

Here comes the approval letter: "I am pleased to say that the application has been successful....". What is a nice surprise during a late breakfast!
"... Please note that once you become a British citizen you will lose any refugee status you may hold in the UK" - well this does not concern me.

Also in the envolope, my ILR card, driver license, LIUK cert, EILTS cert and my passports. So glad that I am free to move again, will be able to check in London hotel this Sunday.

Thanks everybody for the time you have spent with me in this thread, and good luck to everybody. Hope everyone of you can get the letter very soon.
many many congratulations to you . Best wishes. I am sure u are going to have one big fantastic weekend. !
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.

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Re: April 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by Marie1981 » Fri May 16, 2014 10:00 am

Congratulations!!! Have a brilliant weekend!!

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Re: April 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by little_brain » Fri May 16, 2014 10:02 am

Congratulations ps2012 :D

I am so glad to hear that the approvals have started rolling in. I applied 2 days after you so, hoping my special envelope arrives soon, with the approval of course.

Take care man, enjoy the peace!!! 8)

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Re: April 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by Wrightfamily » Fri May 16, 2014 10:03 am

CONGRATULATIONS....so exciting!!!!!!!!!!!! Lets hold thumbs that we have a steady stream of approvals from today :D hurry up Mr Postman....I wonder if today will be our lucky day!

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Re: April 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by ryan2020 » Fri May 16, 2014 10:51 am

Congratulation Mate !!

what you exactly mean by 'you will lose any refugee status you may hold in the UK' ???

Well what I know if you stuck in any problem the British Law apply to you . I think there is some relief to foreigners in UK?

Correct me if i'm wrong ???

What the difference Between British Citizen and ILR holder in UK except from British passport which helps you travelling abroad without any visa ??

any other different please share . I want to know .

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Re: April 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by ps2012 » Fri May 16, 2014 11:33 am

ryan2020 wrote:Congratulation Mate !!

what you exactly mean by 'you will lose any refugee status you may hold in the UK' ???

Well what I know if you stuck in any problem the British Law apply to you . I think there is some relief to foreigners in UK?

Correct me if i'm wrong ???

What the difference Between British Citizen and ILR holder in UK except from British passport which helps you travelling abroad without any visa ??

any other different please share . I want to know .
Thanks everybody.

I dont have any trouble in the UK. That is the quotation from the end of the letter. My guess is that a British national should not be a refugee in its own country?

Holding my old passport is a pain in travelling around the free world for working. With British passport, I can move much easier within my multi-national company and can still live/keep the status in the UK after working for a few years in another country.

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Re: April 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by 19eggs » Fri May 16, 2014 1:28 pm

Congratulation! ps2012,

First of the April applicant. Hope we all too will start to get the brown envelope.

Have a great weekend.

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Re: April 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by satteshk » Sat May 17, 2014 9:05 am

• Eligibility criteria : 5yrs HSMP + 1yr ILR
• Language criteria met : Post Grad. From India (UKNARIC Comparability Statement + PSB Calculator)
• Current nationality : India
• Method of application : NCS @ Hammersmith &Fulham
• Date of application : 26-Mar-2014
• Payment method : Credit Card
• Date of receipt by UKBA : 03-Apr-2014
• Credit Card debit : 04-Apr-2014
• Date of acknowledgment : 10-04-2014
Date approval received : Letter dated 12-May-2014 and received in hand on 17-May-2014
• Date of ceremony : Awaiting

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Re: April 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by Wrightfamily » Sat May 17, 2014 10:27 am

Congratulations. Second April approval in. So exciting. Hurry up Mr Postman...I wonder if today will also be our lucky day :D :wink:

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Re: April 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by mcaj » Sat May 17, 2014 1:39 pm

This was for both me and my wife

Eligibility criteria: 2.5 yrs Tier 2; 2.5 yrs Tier 1; 1 yr ILR
Language criteria met: Me: Original Degree Certificate + Letter from Uni confirming taught in English Medium + PBS printout - Wife: B1 Test certificate
Current nationality: South African
Method of application: NCS
Council name if NCS used: Southampton
Date of application: 29 April 2014
Payment method CC/DC, Personal cheque, Bankers cheque etc: CC
Date of receipt by UKBA: 1 May 2014
Date of aknowlegment: 2 May 2014
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 2 May 2014
Date approval received: waiting
Date of ceremony: waiting

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Re: April 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by aymanzx » Sat May 17, 2014 4:37 pm

Eligibility criteria: ILR
Language criteria met B1
Current nationality: Plaestinian
Method of application: NCS
Council name if NCS used: SOUTHWARK
Date of application: 02/04/2014
Payment method : Card payment
Date of receipt by UKBA: 03/04/2014
Date of acknowledgment: 11/04/2014
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 09/04/2014
Date approval received: 17/05/2014 (dated 13/05/2014)
Date of ceremony: to be arranged for private.

i would like to thank you all for all the information i was reading in the past weeks from you.
wish all the best for all of you waiting.
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Re: April 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by ideanokia6500 » Sat May 17, 2014 4:39 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 Years Tier 1, 1 Year 1 month ILR
Language criteria met (UK degree, exempt countries, PBS used documents, NARIC, or B1 test):Degree +Life in the UK test+PBS
Calculator Print out
Current nationality: Indian
Method of application: NCS
Council name if NCS used: East Ham
Date of application: 01/04/2014
Payment method CC/DC, Personal cheque, Bankers cheque etc:credit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 02/04/2014 (tracked online)
Date of aknowlegment: 10/04/2014
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 10/04/2014
Date approval received: 17/05/2014 (dated 13/05/2014)
Date of ceremony:Awaiting
:lol: :lol: so quick

thanks and good luck for all waiting.
HI

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Re: April 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by NoRest » Sat May 17, 2014 5:13 pm

ideanokia6500 wrote:Eligibility criteria: 5 Years Tier 1, 1 Year 1 month ILR
Language criteria met (UK degree, exempt countries, PBS used documents, NARIC, or B1 test):Degree +Life in the UK test+PBS
Calculator Print out
Current nationality: Indian
Method of application: NCS
Council name if NCS used: East Ham
Date of application: 01/04/2014
Payment method CC/DC, Personal cheque, Bankers cheque etc:credit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 02/04/2014 (tracked online)
Date of aknowlegment: 10/04/2014
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 10/04/2014
Date approval received: 17/05/2014 (dated 13/05/2014)
Date of ceremony:Awaiting
:lol: :lol: so quick

thanks and good luck for all waiting.
Congrats! Quick one indeed :)

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Re: April 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by bkarthikisc » Sun May 18, 2014 10:00 am

ideanokia6500 wrote:Eligibility criteria: 5 Years Tier 1, 1 Year 1 month ILR
Language criteria met (UK degree, exempt countries, PBS used documents, NARIC, or B1 test):Degree +Life in the UK test+PBS
Calculator Print out
Current nationality: Indian
Method of application: NCS
Council name if NCS used: East Ham
Date of application: 01/04/2014
Payment method CC/DC, Personal cheque, Bankers cheque etc:credit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 02/04/2014 (tracked online)
Date of aknowlegment: 10/04/2014
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 10/04/2014
Date approval received: 17/05/2014 (dated 13/05/2014)
Date of ceremony:Awaiting
:lol: :lol: so quick

thanks and good luck for all waiting.
Congratulations ideanokia6500

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Re: April 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by ryan2020 » Mon May 19, 2014 8:34 am

Yes - its quite quick, within month.

Hope we all will get soon :)

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