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April 2015 Naturalization application Timeline ONLY

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Re: April 2015 Naturalization application Timeline ONLY

Post by blooms » Tue May 12, 2015 5:45 pm

Deenfat wrote:
blooms wrote:So to sum up the current timelines:

*Three weeks (about 21 calendar days) from the date of the application, money is first taken out.

*On that same day, the acknowledgement and biometrics letter is sent out. Separate envelopes. 2nd class.

*These letters are received a few days later depending on the post office logistics.

*The Biometrics letter tells you you have 15 days from the issued date. Most people are wisely doing it the day received or the next day. The process takes about 10 minutes (aside from the wait, if any) at a Post Office that provides this service and costs about £20.

*Nobody who has applied early April, has gotten approval. Hopefully these will come before the end of May.
With the way things are going I would be very pessimistic. If it takes up to a month just to take out your money (the bit they like doing the most), I can bet you it would take much longer to do the bit they hate (dashing out that precious once in a life time gift called Nationality).

Patience is the word
The April dates so far are in line with what the March folks experienced. They also waited about 3 weeks for the money to be drawn and then got approvals 3-4 weeks after that.
Of course, whats new here is the biometrics. I don't know if that will affect the timelines or not. We shall see...

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Re: April 2015 Naturalization application Timeline ONLY

Post by boskie007 » Tue May 12, 2015 7:52 pm

Eligibility Criteria: EEA Spouse 6 years + 1 year PR
Language Criteria: UK Degree + Life in the UK test
Current Nationality: Indian
Method of Application: NCS Camden
Date of Application: 07/04/2015
Payment Method: CC
Date of Receipt by UKBA: 09/04/2015
Date of Fees Clearance: 01/05/2015 - No email confirmation whatsoever. I was reviewing my credit card statement and found out that the fees was deducted.
Date of Acknowledgment: Dated 01/05/2015 received on 08/05/2015
Date of Biometrics Letter Received: Dated 01/05/2015 received 08/05/2015 - This letter is only valid for 15 days and eight days have already been lost due to this letter being in post and not all post office in London have a Biometric scanning facility.
Date of Biometrics Done: 12/5/15 (1:35 PM) @ Canning Town (London) for £19.20 – I would highly recommend this post office to anyone living in London as its just opposite the Tube station and it took only 2 minutes for the biometrics registration as there was no one else in the queue (probably I went midday on a working day I guess).
Date Approval Received: Pending
Date of Ceremony: Pending
PS: I was told categorically at NCS Camden that the full Naturalization process will take anytime between 6 weeks to 6 months so unless you have passed the 6 months mark, you should not panic. I am not sure if you are aware that your case worker is a civil servant whose duties/responsibilities could be reassigned during an election or at an important event so there will be some delays with some applications due to the recent election. Also, if the money has been deducted from your account, you will receive the biometric letter within 15 working days as it is only valid for 15 working days. If you receive it anytime later then home office is bound to give you some grace period.

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Re: April 2015 Naturalization application Timeline ONLY

Post by PG1983 » Wed May 13, 2015 7:20 am

becomingbritish wrote:Hi all!

Congrats on progress so far!

My application was via NCS on 14/4 and the NCS lady said that UKVI would receive it on 15/4 via DX. But I still have not had fees taken and it is worrying me that others received by UKVI on 16/4 have had fees taken.

Anyone else?

Same here, we applied via NCS on 13th April and still have not had fees taken. Very worrying :cry:

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Re: April 2015 Naturalization application Timeline ONLY

Post by becomingbritish » Wed May 13, 2015 8:29 am

PG1983 - might be worth checking with bank/cc. I was worried that mine would get flagged up with fraud protection so I phoned cc and they told me it was authorised on 11th even though it didn't appear on statement/balance until today. If you paid by cheque, I suspect that it would take longer to go through.
Good luck! Keep us posted. X

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Re: April 2015 Naturalization application Timeline ONLY

Post by mianrm » Wed May 13, 2015 9:09 am

mianrm wrote:2 adults and 2 kids

Eligibility criteria: 5y + 1 ILR
Language criteria met : B1 and LIUK
Current nationality: Pakistani
Method of application: Via NCS ( Hatfield )
Date of application: 15/04/2015
DX Tracking Status : Delivered (16/04/2015)
Payment method CC/DC, Personal cheque, Bankers cheque etc: DC
Date of receipt by UKBA: 10 / 05 / 2015 received on 13 / 05 / 2015
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 11 / 05 / 2015
Date of acknowledgment: 13 / 05 / 2015
Date of Biometrics: 13 / 05 / 2015
Ack and biometrics letter date 10
Date approval received: TBA
Date of ceremony: TBA
Updated details
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 kayboy247 » Wed May 13, 2015 9:38 am

Eligibility criteria: 14 years + 3 year ILR
Language criteria met: LIUK test and UK Degree
Current nationality: Sierra Leonean
Method of application: Post SD
Date of application: 04/04/2015
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 07/04/2015
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 29/04/2015
Date of acknowledgment: 01/05/2015 Dated 29/04/2015
Date debit differences of £99 : 12/05/2015
Date approval received: waiting
Date of ceremony: waiting

I used old form and old fees.
Got a letter through to pay the differences of £99.
I used old form but still paid new fee but No Biometrics letter

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Re: April 2015 Naturalization application Timeline ONLY

Post by smacky » Wed May 13, 2015 10:08 am

Eligibility criteria: 5 years Tier 1 + 1 year ILR
Language criteria met: LIUK test and UK Degree
Current nationality: Pakistani
Method of application: NCS (Sutton)
Date of application: 13/04/2015
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 14/04/2015
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 06/05/2015
Date of acknowledgement: 13/05/2015 Dated 07/05/2015 (came through in post)
Date of Biometric letter receipt: 13/05/2015 Dated 07/05/2015
Biometric given: 13/05/2015 at post office

Date approval received: Pending
Date of ceremony: Pending

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Re: April 2015 Naturalization application Timeline ONLY

Post by sanky_001 » Wed May 13, 2015 10:40 am

mianrm wrote:
mianrm wrote:2 adults and 2 kids

Eligibility criteria: 5y + 1 ILR
Language criteria met : B1 and LIUK
Current nationality: Pakistani
Method of application: Via NCS ( Hatfield )
Date of application: 15/04/2015
DX Tracking Status : Delivered (16/04/2015)
Payment method CC/DC, Personal cheque, Bankers cheque etc: DC
Date of receipt by UKBA: 10 / 05 / 2015 received on 13 / 05 / 2015
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 11 / 05 / 2015
Date of acknowledgment: 13 / 05 / 2015
Date of Biometrics: 13 / 05 / 2015
Ack and biometrics letter date 10
Date approval received: TBA
Date of ceremony: TBA
Updated details
Great, I got only my Acknowledgment letter today.

Updated my timeline.

Cheers!

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Re: April 2015 Naturalization application Timeline ONLY

Post by SharePo » Wed May 13, 2015 10:56 am

Hi,

Why are we getting Biometric letters. Do I need to do that as well even though I did my biometrics in 2013?

Thank you

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Re: April 2015 Naturalization application Timeline ONLY

Post by cs95tdg » Wed May 13, 2015 11:08 am

SharePo wrote:Why are we getting Biometric letters. Do I need to do that as well even though I did my biometrics in 2013?
Yes, you do. It's for identity verification. This applies to all applications made after April 6th 2015.

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Re: April 2015 Naturalization application Timeline ONLY

Post by becomingbritish » Wed May 13, 2015 11:11 am

Acknowledgement letter received today (dated 11/5/15)

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Re: April 2015 Naturalization application Timeline ONLY

Post by PG1983 » Wed May 13, 2015 12:00 pm

becomingbritish wrote:PG1983 - might be worth checking with bank/cc. I was worried that mine would get flagged up with fraud protection so I phoned cc and they told me it was authorised on 11th even though it didn't appear on statement/balance until today. If you paid by cheque, I suspect that it would take longer to go through.
Good luck! Keep us posted. X
Have checked with the credit card company and it hasn't been requested yet :(

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Re: April 2015 Naturalization application Timeline ONLY

Post by saqibaltaf » Wed May 13, 2015 12:26 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 yrs post ILR
Language criteria: met (B1 test)
Current nationality: Pakistan
Method of application: NCS
Council name if NCS used: Reading borough council
Date of application: 28/04/2015
Payment method CC/DC, Personal cheque, Bankers cheque etc: Debit card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 30/04/2015
Date of debit or clearance of fees: waiting
Date of acknowledgment:
Date approval received:
Date of ceremony:

Documents attached
Photocopies of current passport, expired passport, BRP
Original Life in the UK test

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Re: April 2015 Naturalization application Timeline ONLY

Post by Sept17_chennai » Wed May 13, 2015 1:40 pm

UPDATE

Number of application : 2 Adults
Eligibility criteria: 5 years ( Tier 1 General + 1 Year ILR )
Language criteria met : PBS print out, Degree Certificate, Life in the UK test certificate
Current nationality: Indian
Method of application: NCS Brent
Date of application: 13/04/2015
Payment method CC/DC, Personal cheque, Bankers cheque etc: CC
Date of receipt by UKBA : 14/04/2015 (DX tracking)
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 07/05/2015
Date of acknowledgment: 13/05/2015 (dated 07/05/2015)
Date of Biometric invitation: 13/05/2015 (dated 07/05/2015)

Date of Biometrics : pending
Date approval received: pending
Date of ceremony: pending

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Re: April 2015 Naturalization application Timeline ONLY

Post by Umer Piracha » Wed May 13, 2015 4:05 pm

Number of application : 1Adult
Eligibility criteria: 5 years ( Tier 1 General + 1 Year ILR )
Language criteria met : UK Degree & Life in the UK test
Current nationality: Pakistan
Method of application: NCS Hammersmith
Date of application: 13/04/2015
Payment method CC/DC, Personal cheque, Bankers cheque etc: CC
Date of receipt by UKBA : 15/04/2015 (DX tracking)
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 08/05/2015 - Notice on 8th May but appread on my statement on 11th May
Date of acknowledgment: Pending - Mostly people applied on 13/14 received their letter today. I will check once i get back home
Date of Biometric invitation: Mostly people applied on 13/14 received their letter today. I will check once i get back home
Date of Biometrics : pending
Date approval received: pending
Date of ceremony: pending

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Re: April 2015 Naturalization application Timeline ONLY

Post by yashpatel » Wed May 13, 2015 5:45 pm

becomingbritish wrote:Acknowledgement letter received today (dated 11/5/15)
Hi
Have you received biometric letter??
I got only acknowledged letter NOT biometric
Letter so worried abt it
Thanks

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Re: April 2015 Naturalization application Timeline ONLY

Post by yashpatel » Wed May 13, 2015 5:48 pm

Can anyone pls help me that
Why I haven't got biometric letter??
I got only acknowledged...
I applied after 6april... It's on 11april..
Pls !!!!!

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Re: April 2015 Naturalization application Timeline ONLY

Post by becomingbritish » Wed May 13, 2015 6:01 pm

yashpatel wrote:
becomingbritish wrote:Acknowledgement letter received today (dated 11/5/15)
Hi
Have you received biometric letter??
I got only acknowledged letter NOT biometric
Letter so worried abt it
Thanks
Yes. I have only had acknowledgement letter. Hoping for biometrics letter tomorrow.

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Re: April 2015 Naturalization application Timeline ONLY

Post by Amritsar singh » Wed May 13, 2015 6:21 pm

Hello guys I applied 14th April today I got my biometric I have 15days from later issue so I will try to do as soon as possible so can somebody tell me who send biomatric ?case worker ?or some difference person ????

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Re: April 2015 Naturalization application Timeline ONLY

Post by Pidigni » Wed May 13, 2015 7:28 pm

UPDATE:
Pidigni wrote:Eligibility Criteria: British spouse + ilr
Language Criteria: Esol B2+ Life in the UK test
Current Nationality: Pak
Method of Application: NCS Wandsworth
Date of Application: 15/04/2015
Payment Method: CC
Date of Receipt by UKBA: 16/04/2015
Date of Fees Clearance: 11/05/2015 (Balance dropped at 10 am)
Date of Acknowledgment:waiting
Date of Biometrics Letter Received:13/05/2015
Date of Biometrics Done:
Date Approval Received:
Date of Ceremony:
Biometric letter received today

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Re: April 2015 Naturalization application Timeline ONLY

Post by zimlady » Wed May 13, 2015 7:37 pm

UPDATE

Number of application : 1
Eligibility criteria: 5 years RC (EEA Spouse) + 1 year PR
Language criteria met : Knowledge of Life in UK, B1 test
Current nationality: Zimbabwe
Method of application: NCS
Council name if NCS used: Hammersmith
Date of application: 15/04/15
Payment method CC/DC, Personal cheque, Bankers cheque etc: CC
Date of receipt by UKBA : 16/04/15
Date of debit or clearance of fees: : 11/05/15 Balance dropped
Date of acknowledgment : 13/05/15 dated 11/05/15
Date of Biometrics Letter : TBC
Date of Biometrics submission: TBC
Date approval received: TBC

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Re: April 2015 Naturalization application Timeline ONLY

Post by azka » Wed May 13, 2015 9:18 pm

my timeline is as follows
No of applicants: 1 Adult
Eligibility Criteria : 10 yrs + 1 yr ILR
Language criteria : UK Master's Degree
Method of application: By NCS
Date of application: 10/04/2015
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 14/04/2015
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 08/05/2015
Date of acknowledgment: Received 13 May 2015 (letter Dated 7 May 2015)
Date of Bio metric letter received 13 may 2015 (Letter dated 7 May 2015) bio metric done 13 May 2015
Date approval received: waiting
Date of ceremony: waiting

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Re: April 2015 Naturalization application Timeline ONLY

Post by mrs_pvg » Thu May 14, 2015 6:58 am

mrs_pvg wrote: Eligibility criteria:Spouse of British Citizen, 8.5 yrs
ILRLanguage criteria met : BSc Degree, B1 Test
Current nationality: Filipino
Method of application: NCS Hamilton
Date of application: 09/April/2015
Payment method: CC
Date of receipt by UKBA: 10/Apr/2015
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 08/May/2015
Date of Acknowledgment Letter received: 11/May/2015 (letter dated 05/May/2015)
Date of Biometrics Letter received: 11/May/2015 (letter dated 05/May/2015)
Date of Biometrics done: 13-May-2015
Date approval received: PENDING
Date of ceremony: PENDING

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Re: April 2015 Naturalization application Timeline ONLY

Post by cctocc » Thu May 14, 2015 8:19 am

cctocc wrote:Eligibility criteria: T1G 5 years + 1year
ILRLanguage criteria met : Master Degree
Method of application: NCS
Date of application: 13/April/2015
Payment method: Cheque
Date of receipt by UKBA: 15/Apr/2015
Date of debit or clearance of fees: no yet


Hi, does anyone pay by cheque? I found others pay by card applied on the same day, their balance is dropped but does anyone know what is the timeline if I pay by cheque?
update

fee taken on 14/05/2015

Date of Biometrics Letter received: not yet
acknowledge Letter: not yet

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Re: April 2015 Naturalization application Timeline ONLY

Post by Cammrc » Thu May 14, 2015 9:06 am

yashpatel wrote:Can anyone pls help me that
Why I haven't got biometric letter??
I got only acknowledged...
I applied after 6april... It's on 11april..
Pls !!!!!
Hi Me neither, I applied on 09/05/15, acknowledge letter received 09/05/15 dated 05/05/15, I am really worried... :(((

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