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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 angela05 » Sat May 31, 2014 1:52 pm

Hi mcaj,

Your ceremony date and place (Southampton!) are the same as mine.
Congratulations!!
Let's see when the HO letter is coming.

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Re: April 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by AussieManc » Sat May 31, 2014 3:04 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 Years Ancestry and partner with spouse visa; 1 year I.L.R.
Language criteria met: Native of majority English-speaking country
Current nationality: Australian
Method of application: N.C.S
Council name if N.C.S used: Manchester
Date of application: 11/4/2014
Payment method: Credit card
Date of receipt by U.K.B.A.: 14/4/2014
Date of acknowledgment: 24/4/2014
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 23/4/2014
Date approval received: 31/5/2014 (letter dated 22/5/2014)
Date of ceremony: T.B.A.

Thank you to all who have shared timelines. Now only the ceremony to book. Included was a link to a "customer" survey. If anyone else gets the same link, please tell them that 2nd class post is not acceptable. The Home Office load a hyper-premium (over £700) onto the cost of this service, like they do for I.L.R. This is, they say, to "reflect the value" of the service to the applicant. This is obviously a political decision and is as it is. But at the premium charged, a few extra pence (of our money) for 1st class postage to speed things up just a little bit is not a lot to ask.

Good luck to all of those still waiting for approval.

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Re: April 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by kalrah » Sat May 31, 2014 5:59 pm

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: 30/05/2014 letter dated 25/05/2014
Date of ceremony: pending

Many thanks to all of you for your posts and keeping people
Informed. Will post the passport timeline soon

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Re: April 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by winmano » Sat May 31, 2014 9:15 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years HSMP + 1 Year, 2 months PR
No of applicants: 3 (Me + 2 dependents)
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: Dated 02/05/14 (received on 08/05/14)
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 02/05/14
Date approval received: 31-May-2014 (Afternoon 1-4 PM), Dated 25-May-2014 (Sunday..Was UKBA working on Sunday..?)
I called UKBA on 28-May at 4:30 PM, I was told that the letters were sent at 2:00 PM on that day and I received on 31-May-2014.
Date of ceremony: pending

Thanks for all who posted their timings. All the best as well as best of luck for people who are waiting.
Dont worry you will get positive response soon..
winmano
A : 20th-dec
C: Chennai,
Status: Granted Visa
No Of working days: 24 (Got passport)

bkarthikisc
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Re: April 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by bkarthikisc » Sat May 31, 2014 10:26 pm

ryan2020 wrote:so bkarthikisc you won't be updating the excel sheet for us ???

couple of guys got the approval who applied in April.
On it ryan2020...Will have the updated sheet posted on Monday morning. Waiting for the weekend approval posts

Mukungubila
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Re: April 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by Mukungubila » Sun Jun 01, 2014 12:31 am

Today, I have received a letter from Home office dated the 29/05/14 and asking me to submit additional proof that I meet the english requirement (which I sent today through specially delivery) before a decision can be made. My concern is though that the letter asks me to submit it by the 22/05/14. is it just a typing mistakes or I should be concerned? and if it's a typing mistake, anyone has an experience as to how long I should wait before a response?
Mukungubila wrote:Eligibility criteria: 12 years ILR
Language criteria met (UK degree, PhD, LIUK test, IELTs)
Current nationality:
Method of application: Through the Post
Council name if NCS used:
Date of application: 14/04/2014
Payment method CC/DC, Personal cheque, Bankers cheque etc: DC
Date of receipt by UKBA: 15//04/2014 (Royal Mail tracked)
Date of acknowledgement: 29/04/14 (Dated 24/04/2014)
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 24/04/2014
Date approval received: Waiting
Date of ceremony: Waiting

Thanks guys, your posts have been so helpful. keep up with the good work

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Re: April 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by durrans20 » Sun Jun 01, 2014 4:20 am

[quote="durrans20"][quote="durrans20"][quote="durrans20"]Eligibility criteria: 3 Year Marriage to British Person
Language criteria met (UK degree, exempt countries, PBS used documents, NARIC, or B1 test): B1 / Life in the UK
Current nationality: Pakistani
Method of application: NCS
Council name if NCS used: Newham
Date of application: 1/4/2014
Payment method CC/DC, Personal cheque, Bankers cheque etc: Debit card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 2/4/2014
Date of aknowlegment: 10/4/2014
Date of debit or clearance of fees: deducted on 12/4/14
Date approval received: 23/05/2014 Letter from HO
Date of ceremony: TO BE BOOKED

Gor approval letter today dated 23/5/14. thanks everyone for their kind support on this post.

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Re: April 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by bkarthikisc » Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:53 am

29 Approvals out of the 79 applications that we are tracking on this forum
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Re: April 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by Huzain81 » Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:14 am

Eligibility criteria: 3 yr Residence(spouse of British Citizen)
Method of application: NCS
Life in the UK: Life in the UK (completed one year prior to ILR)
English Language requirement: claimed 10 pts on PBS(Degree in India)
Mode of despatch: Royal mail special delivery
Date of Application: 07-Apr-2014
Date of receipt by UKBA: 09-Apr-2014 (07:55 AM)
Date of debit of fees: 17-Apr-2014 (Nationality Liverpool - £906.00)
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 25-04-2014
Date of receipt of approval: 19-05-2014 (Dated:10/03/2014)
Date of Ceremony: 04-06-2014

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Re: April 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by adkh2_1 » Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:33 am

Hi Guys Please find my timeline so far

Eligibility criteria: 10 Yrs long residence + 1 Yr ILR
Method of application: NCS
Language requirements: Life in the UK + UK degree
Date of Application: 29-Apr-2014
Date of receipt by UKBA: 30-Apr-2014
Date of debit of fees: 8-Apr-2014
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 14-04-2014
Date of receipt of approval: Awaiting....
Date of Ceremony: Awaiting..
Patience and Gratitude are best tools to have in life....

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Re: April 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by keerthi » Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:34 am

Dear All,

Thank you for all the help.

Eligibility criteria: 5 Year Tier 2, 1 Year ILR
Method of application: NCS,
Life in the UK: Life in the UK (completed one year prior to ILR)
English Language requirement: IELTS, PBS, Degree Certificate, NARIC ( Bullet proof!! )
Mode of despatch: NCS
Date of Application: 14-Apr-2014
Date of receipt by UKBA: 15-Apr-2014 (07:55 AM)
Date of debit of fees: 25-Apr-2014 (Nationality Liverpool - £906.00)
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 2-05-2014
Date of receipt of approval: 30-05-2014 (Dated:21/05/2014)
Date of Ceremony: TBC

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Re: April 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by ryan2020 » Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:13 am

Thank you bkarthikisc for updating excel sheet.

Those who apply on 23rd and 24th April got the approval I can see. so I hope I will be next :)

much appreciated

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Re: April 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by Dev001 » Mon Jun 02, 2014 1:18 pm

Method of application: NCS
Council name if NCS used: Newcastle Upon Tyne
Date of application: 15/04/2014
Payment method CC/DC, Personal cheque, Bankers cheque etc: Debit card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 20/04/2014
Date of aknowlegment: 22/4/2014
Date of debit or clearance of fees: deducted on 29/4/14
Date approval received: 22/05/2014 Letter from HO
Date of ceremony: TBC

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Re: April 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by CD_April2013ILR » Mon Jun 02, 2014 1:51 pm

Hello All,

Good News !!!!! Received our approval letters today... Thanks for all help... I am an IT contractor working through my own ltd company. But I come in the category of Employee + Director because I pay Tax and NI.

Submitted documents - Application form, photo, life in uk test certificate copy, Indian university degree certificate copy, medium of instruction letter copy, PBS, marriage certificate copy, Passport copy, ILR Card copy.

Eligibility criteria: 5 yrs Tier1 + 1 Yr ILR
Language criteria met (UK degree, exempt countries, PBS used documents, NARIC, or B1 test):
Life In UK + Degree Certificate (INDIA) + Medium of Instruction Letter + PBS
Current nationality: INDIAN
Method of application: NCS
Council name if NCS used: Peterborough
Date of application: 09-APR-2014
Payment method CC/DC, Personal cheque, Bankers cheque etc: CC
Date of receipt by UKBA: 11-APR-2014
Date of aknowlegment: 28th April, 2014 ( Letter dated 23rd April, 2014)
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 22nd April 2014
Date approval received: Letter received on 30th May 2014 (Dated : 20th May, 2014)
Date of ceremony:04th June, 2014

Thank you all again.

Regards
CD

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Re: April 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by niruv » Mon Jun 02, 2014 1:53 pm

Application to my wife as a spouse of British
Method of application: NCS
Council name if NCS used: Richmond
Date of application: 15/04/2014
Payment method CC/DC, Personal cheque, Bankers cheque etc: Debit card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 29/04/2014
Date of aknowlegment: 02/05/2014
Date of debit or clearance of fees: deducted on
Date approval received: 02/06/2014 Letter from HO
Date of ceremony: 18/06/2014

Katuska
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Re: April 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by Katuska » Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:29 pm

bkarthikisc wrote:29 Approvals out of the 79 applications that we are tracking on this forum
Thanks a lot for this, bkarthikisc; it seems April applicants are doing pretty well so far, with quick turnover times.

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Re: April 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by 7r0y » Mon Jun 02, 2014 3:28 pm

Is the average waiting time currently equates to 36 days ? :idea:

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Re: April 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by ryan2020 » Mon Jun 02, 2014 4:41 pm

not sure 7r0y

we all are waiting.. I applied on 25th and the guy apply on 28 got the approval.

so be patient and wait :)

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Re: April 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by AussieManc » Mon Jun 02, 2014 5:04 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 Years Ancestry and partner with spouse visa; 1 year I.L.R.
Language criteria met: Native of majority English-speaking country
Current nationality: Australian
Method of application: N.C.S
Council name if N.C.S used: Manchester
Date of application: 11/4/2014
Payment method: Credit card
Date of receipt by U.K.B.A.: 14/4/2014
Date of acknowledgment: 24/4/2014
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 23/4/2014
Date approval received: 31/5/2014 (letter dated 22/5/2014)
Date of ceremony: 4/6/2014

Was able to book a ceremony in only 2 days - very quick end now to a long, long process. Thanks again to all, especially bkarthikisc, for the effort you go to with the regular spreadsheets. They have been very helpful.

Wishing all still waiting a quick decision and good luck with your future lives in the U.K.

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Re: April 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by king hassi » Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:05 pm

Language criteria met married to (british citizen ,life in the uk and B1 test):
Current nationality:pakistani
Method of application:
Council name if NCS used:kingston upon thames
Date of application:02-05-2014
Payment method CC/DC, Personal cheque, Bankers cheque etc:
Date of receipt by UKBA:03-05-2014( tracked through royalmail)
Date of aknowlegment:12-05-2014( dated 08-05-2014)
Date of debit or clearance of fees:08-05-2014
Date approval received:waiting
Date of ceremony:waiting

got call from case worker on 31-05-2014. she just asked me wer did u live for 14 days in april 2011 ? guys is this a good sign ? i asked one of the lawyer he said when caseworker contacted with sum1 on phone than they can make a decision same day ...finger crossed...

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Re: April 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by king hassi » Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:06 pm

Language criteria met married to (british citizen ,life in the uk and B1 test):
Current nationality:pakistani
Method of application:
Council name if NCS used:kingston upon thames
Date of application:02-05-2014
Payment method CC/DC, Personal cheque, Bankers cheque etc:
Date of receipt by UKBA:03-05-2014( tracked through royalmail)
Date of aknowlegment:12-05-2014( dated 08-05-2014)
Date of debit or clearance of fees:08-05-2014
Date approval received:waiting
Date of ceremony:waiting

got call from case worker on 31-05-2014. she just asked me wer did u live for 14 days in april 2011 ? guys is this a good sign ? i asked one of the lawyer he said when caseworker contacted with sum1 on phone than they can make a decision same day ...finger crossed...

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Re: April 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by handytom30 » Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:25 pm

Language criteria met (ESOL ENTRY 3-B1 test): Life in the UK
Current nationality: ----
Method of application: NCS
Council name if NCS used: Worcester
Date of application: 9/4/2014
Payment method CC/DC, Personal cheque,
Date of receipt by UKBA: 10/4/2014
Date of aknowlegment: 28/4/2014 dated 23/4/2014
Date of debit or clearance of fees: deducted on 6/5/14
Date approval received:
Date of ceremony:

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Re: April 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by libbi11 » Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:05 am

Eligibility criteria: 6 years EEA
Language criteria met: Life in the UK + B1
Method of application: Post
Date of application: 29.04.2014
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 30.04.2014
Date of acknowledgment: 17.05.2014 (Letter dated 9.05.2014)
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 12.05.2014
Date approval received: Waiting
Date of ceremony: Waiting

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Re: April 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by Dassie » Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:57 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years Ancestry + 1 year ILR
Nationality: South African
Language criteria met: Life in the UK test + IELTS
Method of application: NCS Wandsworth
Date of application: 29/03/2014
Payment method: Debit card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 31/03/2014
Date of acknowledgement: 07/04/2014 (received 14/07/2014) requesting new payment details
New payment details received by UKBA: 16/04/2014
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 25/04/2014
Date of approval: 14/05/2014
Date of ceremony: 6/06/2014 (Truro, Cornwall)

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Re: April 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by kashaap » Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:32 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5y + 1y ILR
Language criteria met B1 test, LIUK, (2014)
Current nationality: pak
Method of application: Post (NCS)
Date of application: 12-04-2014
Payment method: DEBIT CARD
Date of receipt by UKBA:14-041014
Date of aknowlegment: 24-04-2014 RECEIVED(29-04-2014)
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 25-04-2014
Date approval received: AWAITING
Date of ceremony: AWAITING

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