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April 2017 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

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

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Re: April 2017 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by derfolo » Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:57 pm

derfolo wrote:
derfolo wrote:
derfolo wrote:Eligibility criteria: Marriage (2 years ILR)
Language criteria met: American citizen
Nationality: American
Method of application: NCS Surrey (Weybridge) - Joint Naturalisation & Passport
Date of application: 04/04/2017
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of acknowledgement: 18/04/2017 (Email)
Date money gone off account: 14/04/2017
Date of letter requesting biometrics: 19/04/2017
Biometrics done: 24/04/2017
Date of online status: Decided on 31/07/2017 (Status updated on 29/07/20917)
Date of approval: Letter dated 31/07 received on 10/08/2017
Date of ceremony: 18/08/2017 (Private)
Date applied for passports: 04/04/2017
Date passports received:

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Re: April 2017 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by mortana24 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:27 am

mortana24 wrote:
mortana24 wrote:
mortana24 wrote:Update 1 Update 2 Update 3

Eligibility criteria: Non EU family member of EEA, EEA 5 years Residency Card + 1 year PR
Language criteria met: Life in the UK test + English language B1Trinity College
Nationality: Non-EEA

Method of application: NCS Croydon
Date of application: 20/04/2017
Date of application posted by NCS Croydon : 24/04/2017 at 14:20 ( record shown on Royal Mail tracking service )
Date of receipt by HO/UKVI: 25/04/2017 ( shown on Royal Mail tracking service )


Payment method: Debit Card
Date money gone off account: 08 / 05 / 17

Date of acknowledgement: 09 / 05 / 17 by email

Date of letter requesting biometrics: 26/05/17

Biometrics done: 26/05/17


Online Status: Decided on 10/08/2017 - now waiting for the letter, according to the information on website should be within 10 days

Date of approval:still waiting
Date of ceremony:

Date applied for passports:
Date passports received

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Re: April 2017 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by carnacourt » Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:08 am

Eligibility criteria: ILR obtained in Sep 2009
Language criteria met: B1 Trinity college
Nationality: Indian
Method of application: NCS Ealing
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of Application: 03/04/2017
Date of Charging Fee:18/04/2017
Date of biometric letter : Dated 19/04/2017 Received at 22/04/2017
Biometrics done:25/04/2017
Tracked online:Decision decided at 30/07/2017
Date of approval: Date of Letter is 02/08/17 Received on 14/08/17
Date of ceremony: Awaiting invitation

addy582
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Re: April 2017 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by addy582 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:35 pm

------ My wife's Naturalisation application update --------
Eligibility criteria: 10 Year LR ILR + 1 month as British citizen's spouse
Language criteria met: B1 - Trinity College
Nationality:PAKISTANI
Method of application: NCS B&D
Date of application:06-04-2017
Payment method:Card Payment
Date of receipt by HO/UKVI: 08-04-2017
Date of acknowledgement: 18-04-2017
Date money gone off account:15-04-2017
Date of letter requesting biometrics: 20-04-2017
Biometrics done:22-04-2017
Online checker: DECIDED on 08.08.17 (decision made on 06.08.17)
Date of approval:15-08-2017
Date of ceremony:
Date applied for passports:06-04-2017
Date passports received:

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Re: April 2017 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by aura85 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:33 am

Eligibility criteria: 7 year permanent residency
Language criteria met: trinity b1 (+ life in the UK)
Nationality: EEA
Method of application: NCS islington (JCAP)
Date of application: 20/04/2017
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of receipt by HO/UKVI: 21/04/2017
Date of acknowledgement: Email 08/05/2017 - Letter dated 02/05/2017 received 11/05/2017
Date money gone off account: 02/05/2017
Date of letter requesting biometrics: Dated 02/05/2017, received 11/05/2017
Biometrics done: 13/05/2017
Online status: Awaiting decision, last updated 25/05/2017
Date of approval: waiting
Date of ceremony: waiting
Date applied for passports: 20/04/2017
Date passports received: waiting

*sigh* looks like April is moving slowly.. good luck everyone

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Re: April 2017 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Adusadi » Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:47 am

UPDATE 2
Eligibility criteria: 10 years residency + PR 1 year
Language criteria met: Life in the UK + GESE grade 5
Nationality: Polish
Method of application: myself via post
Date of application: 20 April 2017
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of receipt by HO/UKVI: 21 April 2017
Date of acknowledgement: 08 May 2017 via email
Date money gone off account: 09 May 2017
Date of letter requesting biometrics: 13 May 2017 (letter dated 10 May 2017)
Biometrics done: 13 May 2017
Online status: Decided on 16.08.2017, Application status updated on 13 August 2017
Date of approval letter: awaiting
Date of ceremony: TBC
Date applied for passports: not yet
Date passports received: not yet

Mas09
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Re: April 2017 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Mas09 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:08 pm

Eligibility criteria: EEA 5 years + 1 year PR
Language criteria met: Life in the UK test + B1
Nationality: EEA
Method of application: NCS Wandsworth
Date of application: 12/04/2017
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of receipt by HO/UKVI: 21/04/2017
Date of acknowledgement: 22/04/2017
Date money gone off account: 28/04/2017
Date of letter requesting biometrics: 28/04/2017
Biometrics done: 02/05/2017
Online status: Decided on 04/08/2017
(Update on 06/08/2017)
Date of approval: still waiting
Date of ceremony:
Date applied for passports: 12/04/2017 (JCAP)
Date passports received:


Still waiting for approval later not received till today

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Re: April 2017 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by mrajkumar » Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:26 pm

Language criteria met: Foreign Degree with UK NARIC Certificate
Method of application: NCS (Merton)
Date of application:1-Apr-2017
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of receipt by HO/UKVI:4-Apr-2017
Date of acknowledgement:13-Apr-2017 (By Email)
Date money gone off account:12-Apr-2017
Date of letter requesting biometrics: 17th April
Biometrics done: 18th April
Online Status : Changed on 16th August with 'Decided on 14th August'
Date of approval:
Date of ceremony:
Date applied for passports:1-Apr-2017
Date passports received:

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Post by Bastien003 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:52 pm

Eligibility criteria: EEA 5 Years PRC + 1 year
Language criteria met: Trinity College B1 + Life in the UK test
Nationality: French
Method of application: Postal
Date of application: 04/04/2017
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of receipt by HO/UKVI: 05/04/2017
Date of acknowledgement: 24/04/2017 (Email) + 1 letter dated from 21/04/2017
Date money gone off account: 24/04/2017
Date of letter requesting biometrics: 21/04/2017 received 25/04/2017
Biometrics done: 26/04/2017
Date of approval: 03/08/2017 - Letter received on 05/08/2017
Date of ceremony: 04/09/2017 (received invitation letter on 14/08/2017)
Date applied for passports: will apply around October
Date passports received:

last contribution to this discussion for me. Thank you to all! :D

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Re: April 2017 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by omarcheema1 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:00 pm

omarcheema1 wrote:
omarcheema1 wrote:Eligibility criteria: 5 years Humanitarian Protection + 1 year ILR
Language criteria met: B1 SELT – GESE Grade 5 + Life in the UK
Nationality:Pakistan
Method of application: Postal ,Recorded Delivery
Date of application: 18-04-2017
Payment method: CREDIT CARD
Date of receipt by HO/UKVI: 19-04-2017
Date of acknowledgement: 28-04-2017 Received on 04-05-2017
Date money gone off account: 27-04-2017
Date of letter requesting biometrics: 28-04-2017 Received on 04-05-2017
Biometrics done: 04-05-2017
Date of approval: 11TH August 2017 (dated 08-08-2017)
Date of ceremony: 16TH AUG
Date applied for passports:18-04-2017
Date passports received:

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Post by Agn7786 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:54 pm

Eligibility criteria: 7 years residence including 1 year PR
Status: EU Citizen
Language criteria met: Life in the UK Test + IELTS C1
Method of application: Myself via post office
Date of application: 10.04.17
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of receipt by HM/UKVI: 11.04.17
Date of acknowledgement: 04.05.17 via email
Date money gone off account: 28.04.17
Date of letter requesting biometrics: 05.05.17
Biometrics done: 06.05.17
Online checker: DECIDED on 07.08.17 (decision made on 04.08.17)
Date of approval letter: Received on 09.08.17
Date of ceremony: 16.08.17 Private
Date applied for passports: 17.08.17...

Mas09
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Re: April 2017 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Mas09 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:35 pm

[quote="Mas09"]Eligibility criteria: EEA 5 years + 1 year PR
Language criteria met: Life in the UK test + B1
Nationality: EEA
Method of application: NCS Wandsworth
Date of application: 12/04/2017
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of receipt by HO/UKVI: 21/04/2017
Date of acknowledgement: 22/04/2017
Date money gone off account: 28/04/2017
Date of letter requesting biometrics: 28/04/2017
Biometrics done: 02/05/2017
Online status: Decided on 04/08/2017
(Update on 06/08/2017)
Date of approval: 07/08/2017 (later received on 17/08/2017)
Date of ceremony: 23/082017
Date applied for passports: 12/04/2017 (JCAP)
Date passports received:

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Re: April 2017 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Essor1 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:44 pm

[quote="Essor1"]Eligibility criteria - 11 years and 4 years ILR
Language criteria : Life in the UK Test + Trinity college certificate
Nationality: Non-EU
Method of application: NCS Walsall ( West Midlands)
Date of application: 13/04/2017
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of receipt by Home office: unknown
Date of acknowledgement( E-mail: 2/05/2017) by post :29/04/2017, but received on 05/05/2017
Date of money gone off account: 29/04/2017 (from online banking)
Date of letter requesting biometric: 29/04/2017, but received on 05/05/2017
Biometric done: 06/05/2017 at 09:17 am
Date of applied Passport: 13/04/2017
Date of money gone off account: 05/04/2017
Online Status: Awaiting a decision, application updated on 25 May 2017
Date of approval:
Date of ceremony:

Hope my case ( application) will be decided soon, because I can see people applied after me...(on 18/04/2017; 20/04/2017) etc...already got their approval ???? :| : :( :(

UPDATE FROM TODAY, 17.08.2017 :

Online checking today: DECIDED. Application status updated on 15 August 2017. Now, waiting for the approval letter. Good luck to everyone, Thank you.

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Re: April 2017 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Mas09 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:57 am

Eligibility criteria: EEA 5 years + 1 year PR
Language criteria met: Life in the UK test + B1
Nationality: EEA
Method of application: NCS Wandsworth
Date of application: 12/04/2017
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of receipt by HO/UKVI: 21/04/2017
Date of acknowledgement: 22/04/2017
Date money gone off account: 28/04/2017
Date of letter requesting biometrics: 28/04/2017
Biometrics done: 02/05/2017
Online status: Decided on 04/08/2017
(Update on 06/08/2017)
Date of approval: 07/08/2017 (later received on 17/08/2017)
Date of ceremony: 23/08/2017
Date applied for passports: 12/04/2017 (JCAP)
Date passports received:

Thanks to everyone
Best of luck to everyone

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Re: April 2017 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by iclbuxton » Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:57 am

Eligibility criteria: % years + 1ILR
Language criteria met: Life in the UK test + American
Nationality: American
Method of application: NCS Camden
Date of application: 12/04/2017
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of receipt by HO/UKVI: 21/04/2017
Date of acknowledgement: 22/04/2017
Date money gone off account: 28/04/2017
Date of letter requesting biometrics: 05/05/2017
Biometrics done: 06/05/2017
Online status: Still no update since May 25th
Date of approval:
Date of ceremony:
Date applied for passports: 12/04/2017 (JCAP)
Date passports received:

Anyone else still waiting for updates from this early in April?

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Re: April 2017 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Casa » Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:59 pm

CR001 wrote:Eligibility criteria:
Language criteria met:
Nationality:
Method of application:
Date of application:
Payment method:
Date of receipt by HO/UKVI:
Date of acknowledgement:
Date money gone off account:
Date of letter requesting biometrics:
Biometrics done:
Date of approval:
Date of ceremony:
Date applied for passports:
Date passports received:


A reminder to ALL who contribute on this thread that it is for TIMELINES ONLY. ANY discussion or question posts will be deleted
Could members please follow the format above and desist from posting comments and chit chat in the TIMELINE ONLY thread. :!:
(Casa, not CR001)
Please don't send me PMs asking for immigration advice on posts that are on the open forum. If I haven't responded there, it's because I don't have the answer. I'm a moderator, not a legal professional.

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Re: April 2017 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by prasi » Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:46 am

prasi wrote:Eligibility criteria: AN 6(2) [Spouse of British Citizen]
KOLL Criteria: Already satisfied in ILR. But again included Bachelors degree + UK NARIC certificate + LITUK pass certificate.
Nationality: Indian
Method of application: NCS Hertfordshire (JCAP)
Date of application: 05/04/2017
Payment method: Debit Card
Date Received by HO: 06/04/2017 (as told by NCS personnel during appointment)
AN Fee Debited: 21/04/2017
PP Fee Debited: 25/04/2017
Date of acknowledgement: 20/04/2017 (Received on 24/04/2017)
Date of Biometrics letter: 20/04/2017 (Received on 24/04/2017)
Biometrics done: 24/04/2017
Online Status: "Decided - Application status updated on 16 August 2017" (appeared on 18th Aug)
Date of approval:
Date of ceremony:
Date passports applied: 05/04/2017
Date passports received:

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Post by kzmth » Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:23 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + 1 year ILR
Language criteria met: Life in the UK test + UK master
Nationality: Non-EU
Method of application: NCS
Date of application: 13/04/2017
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of receipt by HO/UKVI:
Date of acknowledgement:
Date money gone off account:
Date of letter requesting biometrics:
Biometrics done: 06/05/2017
Online status: Decided 17 August, updated 19 August
Date of approval:
Date of ceremony:
Date applied for passports: 12/04/2017 (JCAP)
Date passports received:

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Post by katrix » Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:16 am

Eligibility criteria: 7 years T2 + 6 months ILR + married to UK national
Language criteria met: Life in UK test + national of majority English-speaking country
Nationality: Australian
Method of application: AN via council nationality checking service + passport application
Date of application: 06/04/2017
Payment method: Credit card
Date of receipt by HO/UKVI: Unknown
Date of acknowledgement: 24/04/2017 (via email)
Date money gone off account:
Date of letter requesting biometrics:
Biometrics done: 18/04/2017
Date of approval: Online status "Awaiting a decision" (last updated 25/05/2017)
Date of ceremony:
Date applied for passports: 06/04/2017
Date passports received:

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Post by Marisa12345 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:05 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + 1 year ILR
Language criteria met: DEGREE taught in English and life in the UK test
Nationality:South African
Method of application: ncs Basingstoke
Date of application: 12 APRIL 2017
Payment method: credit card
Date of receipt by HO/UKVI: 17 APRIL 2017
Date of acknowledgement: 20 APRIL 2017
Date money gone off account: 21 April 2017
Date of letter requesting biometrics: 24 APRIL 2017
Biometrics done: 25 APRIL 2017
Date of approval: 21 AUGUST 2017
Date of ceremony: 31 AUGUST 2017
Date applied for passports: 12 APRIL 2017 combined service
Date passports received: tbc

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Re: April 2017 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Adusadi » Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:27 pm

UPDATE 3 LAST ONE
Eligibility criteria: 10 years residency + PR 1 year
Language criteria met: Life in the UK + GESE grade 5
Nationality: Polish
Method of application: myself via post
Date of application: 20 April 2017
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of receipt by HO/UKVI: 21 April 2017
Date of acknowledgement: 08 May 2017 via email
Date money gone off account: 09 May 2017
Date of letter requesting biometrics: 13 May 2017 (letter dated 10 May 2017)
Biometrics done: 13 May 2017
Online status: Decided on 16.08.2017, Application status updated on 13 August 2017
Date of approval letter: 23.08.2017 dated 16.08.2017
Date of ceremony: 20.09.2017
Date applied for passports: not yet
Date passports received: not yet

Thanks everyone for ALL your support and good luck to everyone!!!!!!

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Re: April 2017 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by hsyasin » Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:49 pm

Eligibility criteria: T1G 5Yrs + 1Yr ILR
Language criteria met: UK Masters
Nationality: Pakistani
Method of application: NCS(Cambridge)
Date of application: 03/04/17
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of receipt by HO/UKVI: 04/04/17
Date of acknowledgement: 13/04/17
Date money gone off account: 13/04/17
Date of letter requesting biometrics: 12/04/17
Biometrics done: 15/04/17
Online status: Decided on 21.08.2017, Application status updated on 23 August 2017
Date of approval:
Date of ceremony:
Date applied for passports: 03/04/17
Date passports received:

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Re: April 2017 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by derfolo » Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:06 pm

Final Update:

Eligibility criteria: Marriage (2 years ILR)
Language criteria met: American citizen
Nationality: American
Method of application: NCS Surrey (Weybridge) - Joint Naturalisation & Passport
Date of application: 04/04/2017
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of acknowledgement: 18/04/2017 (Email)
Date money gone off account: 14/04/2017
Date of letter requesting biometrics: 19/04/2017
Biometrics done: 24/04/2017
Date of online status: Decided on 31/07/2017 (Status updated on 29/07/20917)
Date of approval: Letter dated 31/07 received on 10/08/2017
Date of ceremony: 18/08/2017 (Private)
Date applied for passports: 04/04/2017
Date passports received: 23/08/2017

Time taken from application to citizenship: 136 days
Time taken from application to passport: 141 days

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Post by soubaner » Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:57 am

Eligibility criteria: Tier 2 General 5 years ( actually 5 years minus 28 days) + ILR 21 Days (Married to BC)
Language criteria met: ILR plus UK Masters
Nationality: Non-EU
Method of application: NCS Islington (JCAP)
Date of application: 18/04/2017
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of receipt by HO/UKVI: 19/04/2017
Date of acknowledgement: 05/05/2017 (No email, No text)
Date money gone off account: 29/04/2017
Date of letter requesting biometrics: 05/05/2017
Biometrics done: 06/05/2017
Date of online status: Decided on 22/08/2017 (Status updated on 24/08/20917)
Date of approval: TBC
Date of ceremony: TBC
Date applied for passports: 18/04/2017
Date passports received: TBC

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Post by katrix » Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:40 pm

Eligibility criteria: 7 years T2 + 6 months ILR + married to UK national
Language criteria met: Life in UK test + national of majority English-speaking country
Nationality: Australian
Method of application: AN via Cambridge NCS (JCAP)
Date of application: 06/04/2017
Payment method: Credit card
Date of receipt by HO/UKVI: Unknown
Date of acknowledgement: 24/04/2017 (via email)
Date money gone off account:
Date of letter requesting biometrics: 23/04/2017
Biometrics done: 25/04/2017
Date of approval: Online status "Decided" on 24/08/2017 (updated 22/08/2017)
Date of ceremony:
Date applied for passports: 06/04/2017
Date passports received:

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