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April 2015 Naturalization application Timeline ONLY

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Re: April 2015 Naturalization application Timeline ONLY

Post by Cammrc » Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:36 am

Eligibility criteria: ILR + 3 year (1 adult +1 minor)
Language criteria: LIUK + UK degree
Current nationality: Chinese
Method of application: NCS
Council name - NCS Cambridge
Date of application: 09/04/2015
Payment method: debit card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 10/04/2015
Date of debit or clearance of fees:06/05/15
Date of acknowledgement:09/05/15
Date of Biometrics Letter Recieved: 21/05/15, dated:18/05/15 and 30/05/15, dated:27/05/15
Date of Biometrics Done: 27/05/15 and 30/05/15
Date approval received:10/09/15 (dated 01/09/15)
Date of ceremony:23/09/15

Finally, my turn now, good lucky to everyone waiting for the response

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Re: April 2015 Naturalization application Timeline ONLY

Post by usman81 » Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:41 am

Cammrc wrote:Eligibility criteria: ILR + 3 year (1 adult +1 minor)
Language criteria: LIUK + UK degree
Current nationality: Chinese
Method of application: NCS
Council name - NCS Cambridge
Date of application: 09/04/2015
Payment method: debit card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 10/04/2015
Date of debit or clearance of fees:06/05/15
Date of acknowledgement:09/05/15
Date of Biometrics Letter Recieved: 21/05/15, dated:18/05/15 and 30/05/15, dated:27/05/15
Date of Biometrics Done: 27/05/15 and 30/05/15
Date approval received:10/09/15 (dated 01/09/15)
Date of ceremony:23/09/15

Finally, my turn now, good lucky to everyone waiting for the response
Congrats. Have all applicants received their approvals? Asking because in our case too one applicant was sent bio invite 3 weeks late.
I am no one only GOD knows the best

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Re: April 2015 Naturalization application Timeline ONLY

Post by Cammrc » Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:14 am

usman81 wrote:
Cammrc wrote:Eligibility criteria: ILR + 3 year (1 adult +1 minor)
Language criteria: LIUK + UK degree
Current nationality: Chinese
Method of application: NCS
Council name - NCS Cambridge
Date of application: 09/04/2015
Payment method: debit card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 10/04/2015
Date of debit or clearance of fees:06/05/15
Date of acknowledgement:09/05/15
Date of Biometrics Letter Recieved: 21/05/15, dated:18/05/15 and 30/05/15, dated:27/05/15
Date of Biometrics Done: 27/05/15 and 30/05/15
Date approval received:10/09/15 (dated 01/09/15)
Date of ceremony:23/09/15

Finally, my turn now, good lucky to everyone waiting for the response
Congrats. Have all applicants received their approvals? Asking because in our case too one applicant was sent bio invite 3 weeks late.
Yes, my bio invite is 9 days later than my son's, but the approval letter received together, in separate envelopes.

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Re: April 2015 Naturalization application Timeline ONLY

Post by galaxy_1234 » Fri Sep 11, 2015 3:28 pm

[quote="galaxy_1234"]Timeline ONLY below

UPDATE!!


Eligibility criteria: 9yrs + 5yrs ILR
Language criteria met : UK degree
Method of application: NCS Manchester
Date of application: 17/04/2015
Payment method: CC
Date of receipt by UKBA: 20/04/2015
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 13/05/2015
Date of acknowledgment: 13/05/2015
Date of Biometrics: 18/05/2015
Date approval received: 09/09/15 (dated 01/09/15)
Date of ceremony: 30/09/2015

All the best to everyone waiting for approval. May I take this opportunity to remind some that this post is for TIMELINES ONLY. It's really annoying that some of us have to search for timelines amongst the idle chatter. At the risk of sounding rude, may I ask that you create a new thread and chat 'til the cows come home on there.

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Re: April 2015 Naturalization application Timeline ONLY

Post by ik_aam_insaan » Fri Sep 11, 2015 5:20 pm

galaxy_1234 wrote:
galaxy_1234 wrote:Timeline ONLY below

UPDATE!!


Eligibility criteria: 9yrs + 5yrs ILR
Language criteria met : UK degree
Method of application: NCS Manchester
Date of application: 17/04/2015
Payment method: CC
Date of receipt by UKBA: 20/04/2015
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 13/05/2015
Date of acknowledgment: 13/05/2015
Date of Biometrics: 18/05/2015
Date approval received: 09/09/15 (dated 01/09/15)
Date of ceremony: 30/09/2015

All the best to everyone waiting for approval. May I take this opportunity to remind some that this post is for TIMELINES ONLY. It's really annoying that some of us have to search for timelines amongst the idle chatter. At the risk of sounding rude, may I ask that you create a new thread and chat 'til the cows come home on there.
Dont moan just leave your timeline dont create a scene here it clearly says timelines only so dont pass ur comments here create a new thread and do your lecture there...congrats anyway

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Re: April 2015 Naturalization application Timeline ONLY

Post by bura » Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:07 pm

galaxy_1234 wrote:
galaxy_1234 wrote:Timeline ONLY below

UPDATE!!


Eligibility criteria: 9yrs + 5yrs ILR
Language criteria met : UK degree
Method of application: NCS Manchester
Date of application: 17/04/2015
Payment method: CC
Date of receipt by UKBA: 20/04/2015
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 13/05/2015
Date of acknowledgment: 13/05/2015
Date of Biometrics: 18/05/2015
Date approval received: 09/09/15 (dated 01/09/15)
Date of ceremony: 30/09/2015

All the best to everyone waiting for approval. May I take this opportunity to remind some that this post is for TIMELINES ONLY. It's really annoying that some of us have to search for timelines amongst the idle chatter. At the risk of sounding rude, may I ask that you create a new thread and chat 'til the cows come home on there.

why are people who just received their approvals now reminding everyone that it is timeline only or don't talk anything here? just because your wait is over? all this time you read the chatter religioulsy why moan now?

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Re: April 2015 Naturalization application Timeline ONLY

Post by MissKYA » Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:13 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 Years 1 yr ILR
Language criteria : Life in the UK
Current nationality: Kenyan
Method of application: NCS - Reading
Date of application: 30th April 2015
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 2nd May
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 11th June
Date of Biometric Enrollment : 11th July
Date of acknowledgment: 1st June
Date approval received: Waiting....
Date of ceremony: Waiting...

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Re: April 2015 Naturalization application Timeline ONLY

Post by raja.brit » Sat Sep 12, 2015 10:29 am

Guys,

Just found this on March Timeline.

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/ ... 036440.pdf

Another one from Whatdotheyknow website:

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/ ... ing-704517

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Re: April 2015 Naturalization application Timeline ONLY

Post by caffeine » Sat Sep 12, 2015 11:43 am

raja.brit wrote:Guys,

Just found this on March Timeline.

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/ ... 036440.pdf

Another one from Whatdotheyknow website:

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/ ... ing-704517
Not sure why people keep posting the same thing over and over, especially when data is over two and a half month old.
Received by HO : 02-04-2015
Fee deducted : 22-04-2015
Acknowledgment Email: 23-04-2015
Approval Letter : 10-10-2015

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Re: April 2015 Naturalization application Timeline ONLY

Post by suzym79 » Sat Sep 12, 2015 2:57 pm

UPDATE: Ceremony date today - All done :)

[quote="suzym79"]Hi All

I came home for lunch which is something I never do and decided to pop in Tesco for a bottle of Moet to celebrate whenever my approval came through. Went to my postbox and there was the famous brown envelope :)

Here's my timeline:
Eligibility: Work Permit dependant + ILR
Language: English Speaking Country - exempt
Method of application: NCS Brent
Date of application: 18/04/2015 (Sat)
Date of Receipt by UKBA: Assume 21/04/2015
Payment: Debit Card
Date of debit and clearance of fees: 15/05/15
Date of acknowledgment and biometrics: 15/05/15 (received 19/05/2015)
Date of biometrics: 20/05/2015
Date approval received: 04/09/15 (received 10/09/2015)
Date of ceremony: 12/09/15

Thank you to everyone on this forum for all your help and encouragement. It helped knowing there were other people in the same situation as me while waiting.

Best of luck to all waiting and keep the faith as it is important :)
Thank you[/quote]

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Re: April 2015 Naturalization application Timeline ONLY

Post by FireballXL5 » Sat Sep 12, 2015 7:51 pm

OK this is it! Today I got home to the most beautiful brown envelope with my wife's approval in it.

We received the approval a full 10 days after the letter was written though which is a scandal. We pay £1005 and not only do they send by 2nd class post but to save money they send them out in batches so when you get '21 days' to respond, you really only get about a week (during which we are going to be abroad!). So it'll have to be an expensive international call to the Council!

Anyway, that's mere detail. I'm ecstatic. Months of conjecture and checking this forum several times a day are over. I must admit I was getting a bit excited as I saw a few people getting approvals this week with very similar timelines. I will now stop posting on this thread to the great relief of the Timelines-only Taliban (except to update ceremony date).

My wife's timeline is as follows:

Eligibility: Spouse of UK citizen (3 year route)
Language: Pearson PTE Academic
Method of application: NCS Lambeth
Date of application: 21/04/2015
Date of Receipt by UKBA: 22/04/2015
Payment: Debit Card
Date of debit and clearance of fees: 18/05/15
Biometric letter: 16/05/15 (received 19/05/15)
Biometrics submitted: 19/05/2015
Second (erroneous) biometric letter: 16/06/15
Date approval received: 02/09/15 (received 12/09/2015) [10 day delay!]
Date of ceremony: TBC

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Re: April 2015 Naturalization application Timeline ONLY

Post by Amritsar singh » Sat Sep 12, 2015 8:03 pm

Oh really congratulations mate wish your wife good holidays with British nationalty. ....I also applied on 14th April but till now still waiting but I am happy who ever getting approval

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Re: April 2015 Naturalization application Timeline ONLY

Post by rmukherjee » Sun Sep 13, 2015 12:05 pm

I got a response from the Home Office! Here's my update:

Number of applicants: 2 Adults
Eligibility criteria: 5 years Tier 1 + 1 year ILR
Language criteria met: UK Masters Degree
Current nationality: Indian
Method of application: Lawyer
Date of application: 23/04/15
Payment method CC/DC, Personal cheque, Bankers cheque etc: Cheque
Date of receipt by UKBA: 24/04/15
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 15/05/15
Date of acknowledgment: 19/05/15
Date of Biometric invitation: 09/06/15
Date of Biometrics: 13/06/15
Date approval received: 07/09/15
Date of ceremony: waiting

I'm still waiting for the ceremony invitation but fingers crossed that'll come soon!

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Re: April 2015 Naturalization application Timeline ONLY

Post by theflare_007 » Sun Sep 13, 2015 12:56 pm

Congrats to everyone getting approvals. Atleast this month we are get good news everyday in this forum.

But i m sad and shocked to see how ukba is picking random cases and sending decisions rather than dealing it an order they were sent.

I sent mine on 17th april n biometric was done on 20th may. Dont think so i m going to hear anytime soon. Really this is getting frustrated now. Buh!

Good luck everyone anywys. Sorry for sharing my frustration here.

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Re: April 2015 Naturalization application Timeline ONLY

Post by theflare_007 » Sun Sep 13, 2015 1:04 pm

caffeine wrote:
raja.brit wrote:Guys,

Just found this on March Timeline.

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/ ... 036440.pdf

Another one from Whatdotheyknow website:

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/ ... ing-704517
Not sure why people keep posting the same thing over and over, especially when data is over two and a half month old.
Thanks raja for posting it

@caffeine
If you open you eyes and mind, the letter from ukba is dated 8th of sep. What are you doing in this april forum?? When this forum is several months old??
Stop non sense comments and appreciate people who are sharing information

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Re: April 2015 Naturalization application Timeline ONLY

Post by raja.brit » Sun Sep 13, 2015 2:08 pm

theflare_007 wrote:
caffeine wrote:
raja.brit wrote:Guys,

Just found this on March Timeline.

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/ ... 036440.pdf

Another one from Whatdotheyknow website:

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/ ... ing-704517
Not sure why people keep posting the same thing over and over, especially when data is over two and a half month old.
Thanks raja for posting it

@caffeine
If you open you eyes and mind, the letter from ukba is dated 8th of sep. What are you doing in this april forum?? When this forum is several months old??
Stop non sense comments and appreciate people who are sharing information
Thanks and appreciate your support theflare!

I know the data I posted was updated one coz the previous stats from Whatdotheyknow indicated there were only 6000+ applications with just 20 approvals but the latest stats based on 9th September show 8000+ applications with125 approvals.

Some people are not appreciative. Best thing is ignore them and I see no point in ranting back.

We are all doing our best in contributing to this wonderful forum and every little thing helps.

I reckon we should get good news coming weeks. Can't believe June applicants ve already started getting approvals.

I wish all of us faster approval :)

Have a great day guys!

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Re: April 2015 Naturalization application Timeline ONLY

Post by caffeine » Sun Sep 13, 2015 4:56 pm

theflare_007 wrote:
caffeine wrote:
raja.brit wrote:Guys,

Just found this on March Timeline.

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/ ... 036440.pdf

Another one from Whatdotheyknow website:

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/ ... ing-704517
Not sure why people keep posting the same thing over and over, especially when data is over two and a half month old.
Thanks raja for posting it

@caffeine
If you open you eyes and mind, the letter from ukba is dated 8th of sep. What are you doing in this april forum?? When this forum is several months old??
Stop non sense comments and appreciate people who are sharing information
Actually my eyes and mind are quite open. Thank you very much.

On the other hand you need to learn how to read. Doesn't matter when the letter was dated information contained in it is outdated by over 2 and a half months. Letter clearly states

Cases where the first case outcome date is after 30-Jun-2015 are shown as "Pending".

I do appreciate people sharing information but we come here to find new information not the same information posted several times

As for your question what am I doing on this thread, if you go back and check I started it.
Received by HO : 02-04-2015
Fee deducted : 22-04-2015
Acknowledgment Email: 23-04-2015
Approval Letter : 10-10-2015

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Re: April 2015 Naturalization application Timeline ONLY

Post by PG1983 » Mon Sep 14, 2015 12:35 pm

We finally received the approval for my wife on Saturday and the invitation for the ceremony today. Its been a long and frustrating wait but thankfully its over now.

Eligibility criteria: Wife of British Citizen
Method of application: NCS
Date of application: 13/04/2015
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 21/04/15
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 15/05/15
Date of acknowledgment: 15/05/15
Biometric Appointment Request: 19/05/15 (dated 15/05/15)
Date approval received: 12/09/15 (Dated 04/09/15)
Date of ceremony: 07/10/15

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Re: April 2015 Naturalization application Timeline ONLY

Post by bernie.258 » Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:02 am

has anyone seen these statistics from Home Office (http://www.gov.uk). You can browse

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/s ... 5-tabs.ods

Its the statistics for the citizenship applications. Data Statistics shows Q1 and Q1 of 2015.

Just a thought to share.

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Re: April 2015 Naturalization application Timeline ONLY

Post by mianrm » Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:24 am

bernie.258 wrote:has anyone seen these statistics from Home Office (http://www.gov.uk). You can browse

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/s ... 5-tabs.ods

Its the statistics for the citizenship applications. Data Statistics shows Q1 and Q1 of 2015.

Just a thought to share.
Interesting document.
Title = cz_01_q Citizenship applications, grants and refusals
Period = Q1 2007 to Q2 2015
National Statistics? = Yes
Last Updated =27 August 2015
Next Planned Update = 26 November 2015


Period = 2015 Q2
Total App Received = 36,614
App for British Citizenship = 35,713
Decision taken to grant = 17,077
Decision taken to refuse or withdraw = 3,007
Refused or withdraw as a % of total decisions = 15%


So most of people are still waiting for 2015 Q2 :(
Date of application Delivered (16/04/2015)
Date of Approval: 16/10/2015 dated:12/10
Date of Private Ceremony Booked: 20 / 10 / 2015

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Re: April 2015 Naturalization application Timeline ONLY

Post by bernie.258 » Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:47 am

mianrm wrote:
bernie.258 wrote:has anyone seen these statistics from Home Office (http://www.gov.uk). You can browse

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/s ... 5-tabs.ods

Its the statistics for the citizenship applications. Data Statistics shows Q1 and Q1 of 2015.

Just a thought to share.
Interesting document.
Title = cz_01_q Citizenship applications, grants and refusals
Period = Q1 2007 to Q2 2015
National Statistics? = Yes
Last Updated =27 August 2015
Next Planned Update = 26 November 2015


Period = 2015 Q2
Total App Received = 36,614
App for British Citizenship = 35,713
Decision taken to grant = 17,077
Decision taken to refuse or withdraw = 3,007
Refused or withdraw as a % of total decisions = 15%


So most of people are still waiting for 2015 Q2 :(
that is right according to the stats from HO, so we all need not to worry as there are a lot of us still waiting. if you will observe, those getting approvals from May and June are really strightforward applications. :) :) :)

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Re: April 2015 Naturalization application Timeline ONLY

Post by mianrm » Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:58 am

bernie.258 wrote:
mianrm wrote:
Interesting document.
Title = cz_01_q Citizenship applications, grants and refusals
Period = Q1 2007 to Q2 2015
National Statistics? = Yes
Last Updated =27 August 2015
Next Planned Update = 26 November 2015


Period = 2015 Q2
Total App Received = 36,614
App for British Citizenship = 35,713
Decision taken to grant = 17,077
Decision taken to refuse or withdraw = 3,007
Refused or withdraw as a % of total decisions = 15%


So most of people are still waiting for 2015 Q2 :(
that is right according to the stats from HO, so we all need not to worry as there are a lot of us still waiting. if you will observe, those getting approvals from May and June are really strightforward applications. :) :) :)
Have you seen 2015 Q2 rejected/Withdraw percentage is so high as compared to previous all Qs
15% as compared to 5 to 6 % on avg previously...
Date of application Delivered (16/04/2015)
Date of Approval: 16/10/2015 dated:12/10
Date of Private Ceremony Booked: 20 / 10 / 2015

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Re: April 2015 Naturalization application Timeline ONLY

Post by vignezh » Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:55 am

mianrm wrote:
bernie.258 wrote:
mianrm wrote:
Interesting document.
Title = cz_01_q Citizenship applications, grants and refusals
Period = Q1 2007 to Q2 2015
National Statistics? = Yes
Last Updated =27 August 2015
Next Planned Update = 26 November 2015


Period = 2015 Q2
Total App Received = 36,614
App for British Citizenship = 35,713
Decision taken to grant = 17,077
Decision taken to refuse or withdraw = 3,007
Refused or withdraw as a % of total decisions = 15%


So most of people are still waiting for 2015 Q2 :(
that is right according to the stats from HO, so we all need not to worry as there are a lot of us still waiting. if you will observe, those getting approvals from May and June are really strightforward applications. :) :) :)
Have you seen 2015 Q2 rejected/Withdraw percentage is so high as compared to previous all Qs
15% as compared to 5 to 6 % on avg previously...
That's due to the introduction of Good character requirement by the HO last year.

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Re: April 2015 Naturalization application Timeline ONLY

Post by hvhv86 » Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:59 am

Hi all, Im a June applicant that recently received approval. My application was through a solicitor and he had some interesting views that might be helpful.

Essentially, as a couple of people have suggested, straightforward cases and those of BC spouse and 5 year (T1) route applicants tend to receive faster decisions. This is possibly because they tend to do more checks/due diligence on the other routes.

This by no means suggests that you will not be approved or your application has been overlooked, just that they may be undertaking further checks and you should hear back soon, hopefully well before the 6 months are up.

I hope this is useful. You guys have been amazing in helping me keep my spirits up whilst waiting and I hope you get your desired response soon. All the best.

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Re: April 2015 Naturalization application Timeline ONLY

Post by olinka0306 » Tue Sep 15, 2015 3:45 pm

Caffeine; have you been approved yet?

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