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August 2013 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

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Borello
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Post by Borello » Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:10 pm

Application date: 10/07/2013
I'm still waiting any idea how long it's gonna take please they advice me at the NCS that it will take about 2 months

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Post by fingerscrossed123 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:56 am

Emrah wrote:I see that some letters are arriving people after 9-11 days how is that? Do they issue the letter and wait to send it to people? or Royal mail really sucks?
I guess we have no way of knowing the true story but I suspect that the delays are probably at the HO end (as all other mail I've had delivered via Royal Mail recently has been on time). I suspect mail sits around in the HO before they send it out for delivery unfortunately. :(

Anyone else suspect the same?

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Post by Borello » Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:34 am

But thete is peopels who applied after me and the received a reply in 3 weeks time and I'm waiting about 11 weeks now nearly 3 months I'm a bit worried why its taking all that time when others receiving it very quick :(

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Post by Emrah » Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:11 am

fingerscrossed123 wrote:
Emrah wrote:I see that some letters are arriving people after 9-11 days how is that? Do they issue the letter and wait to send it to people? or Royal mail really sucks?
I guess we have no way of knowing the true story but I suspect that the delays are probably at the HO end (as all other mail I've had delivered via Royal Mail recently has been on time). I suspect mail sits around in the HO before they send it out for delivery unfortunately. :(

Anyone else suspect the same?
did you phone the council or HO?

I phoned the council left voicemail they supposed to phone me back they never. Phoned them today left voicemail again and probably wont get phone back again. So annoying I believe I will need to email the HO again to see what they will do.

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Post by Borello » Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:13 am

When did u applied ?

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Post by Emrah » Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:16 am

Borello wrote:When did u applied ?
5 weeks ago. I have got an email from HO saying that its been decided but didnt disclose the decision. They said I would get decision letter shortly. its been over a week now still nothing. Its worrying me and giving me nightmares to be honest. If you are worried email them and see what they say. They reply back in 2 days time.

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Post by Borello » Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:14 pm

How did you contacted them bc I tried to send in e-mail but they saying if you application is less than 6 months we can't help you so can u please advice me what have u done and what did you email them and what email adress have u used
Many thanks

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Post by Emrah » Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:29 pm

Yes yes yes

I have got a phone call back from NCS they have got my certificate just booked my ceremony on 08/10/2013 they sent my letters to wrong address instead of flat 3 they sent it to flat 13 :evil: anyway happy days going there tuesday morning.

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Post by Emrah » Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:30 pm

Borello wrote:How did you contacted them bc I tried to send in e-mail but they saying if you application is less than 6 months we can't help you so can u please advice me what have u done and what did you email them and what email adress have u used
Many thanks
NationalityProgress@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

I emailed them about about my acknowledgement letter and they told me that its been decided. tell them you never recieved the letter and see what they say.

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Post by Borello » Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:31 pm

Congratulations but can u pls help me how did u contacted them pls and what u enclosed on ur email

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Post by Borello » Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:33 pm

Did u contacted you NCS or why dd they phoned u ?

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Post by Emrah » Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:39 pm

Borello wrote:Did u contacted you NCS or why dd they phoned u ?
phone NCS and asked them if they got your certificate. If they dont answer leave the voicemail and say can I speak to someone from NCS do not say you wanna ask your certificate I did that yesterday they never phoned me back

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Post by fingerscrossed123 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:55 pm

Emrah wrote:Yes yes yes

I have got a phone call back from NCS they have got my certificate just booked my ceremony on 08/10/2013 they sent my letters to wrong address instead of flat 3 they sent it to flat 13 :evil: anyway happy days going there tuesday morning.
That's great new, Emrah! Glad it all eventually worked out.

I emailed the HO and they responded with their standard template email saying no decision has been made yet (however, they have sent the standard template email to many people who subsequently then found that a decision had actually been made at the time they enquired). I am very irritated but guess I just have to wait a bit longer!

My application is straightforward and I am not from a high risk country.

I think I will give it another week and then I will call the NCS I went to to see if they have received a certificate for me.

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Post by sikiliza69 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:36 pm

Emrah wrote:Yes yes yes

I have got a phone call back from NCS they have got my certificate just booked my ceremony on 08/10/2013 they sent my letters to wrong address instead of flat 3 they sent it to flat 13 :evil: anyway happy days going there tuesday morning.
congrats emrah.

Did anyone keep their royal mail tracking numbers for recieving?

I only ask because i realized afterwards that although i had used special delivery for both sending and receiving, the receipt i had only had the tracking barcode for sending and that the server lady in the post office should have highlighted that fact and either issue me a copy of the label or asked me to write it down for reference.

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Post by Borello » Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:40 pm

I phoned the NCS bUt they said they can't help me because it out of their hands I might have to email the HO and see of they can't advice me with something is any one got their email adress please and how long does it take them to reply
Thanks every one

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Post by fingerscrossed123 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:50 pm

Borello wrote:I phoned the NCS bUt they said they can't help me because it out of their hands I might have to email the HO and see of they can't advice me with something is any one got their email adress please and how long does it take them to reply
Thanks every one

NationalityProgress@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

The above seems to be the current address. Most people seem to be waiting up to a couple of days for a response.

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Post by Borello » Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:38 pm

I will send them in email today I have been waiting for 11 weeks now I think my application is the longest from all those who applied and got it

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Post by tao.wong » Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:35 am

at last the journey is nearly over. Got my approval letter today. It was dated 20 Sep. Thank you everyone on this forum for being a fantastic support.

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Approved!!!

Post by mavrick7 » Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:15 am

Eligibility criteria: 2yrs HSMP + 3yrs Tier1 + 1yr ILR
Nationality : India
Method of application: NCS
Date of application: 16/08/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 19/08/2013
Date of acknowledgement : 21/08/2013 (letter dated)
Date of debit of fees: 21/08/2013
Date of approval: 20/09/2013
Date of Ceremony:23/09/2013 (Private)

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Post by Borello » Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:00 am

Congratulation every one
I'm still waiting and I'm getting a bit angry now I emailed the HO last night and I'm still waiting for a reply 11 weeks compare to the rest of you is a long time :( any advice any one pls

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Post by helen12 » Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:39 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: HSMP + TIER 1 (total 5 years)+ ILR 1 year
Method of application: Postal, No NCS, sent by SD
Date of application: 24 Aug 13
Date of receipt by UKBA: 27 Aug 13 (as it was long weekend holiday)
Date of debit of fees: 29 Aug 13
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 3 Sep 13
Date of receipt of approval: 24 Sep 13 (Recd 27 Sep 13by SD that I attached)
Date of Ceremony: Not known

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Post by xlisusx » Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:43 pm

[quote="xlisusx"][quote="xlisusx"][quote="xlisusx"]Eligibility criteria: Non-EEA family member,arrived in UK in Nov/2004, exercising treaty since 2005, ILR since DEZ/2010.

Method of application: Postal Royal Mail Special delivery

Date of application: 28/08/13

Received by UKBA: 29/08/13

Date of debit of fees: 02/09/13

Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 05/09/13 ( dated 02/09/13 )

Date of receipt of approval: 27/09/13 (dated 25/09/13)

Date of Ceremony: waiting letter from local authority

Good luck for everybody still waiting.
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Post by sikiliza69 » Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:51 pm

Wow..congrats to tao.wong, helen12 and xlisusx...on to the next ones :)

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Post by fingerscrossed123 » Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:54 pm

Borello wrote:Congratulation every one
I'm still waiting and I'm getting a bit angry now I emailed the HO last night and I'm still waiting for a reply 11 weeks compare to the rest of you is a long time :( any advice any one pls
Borello - Waiting is frustrating but the process seems like a bit of a lottery! Some people get quick approvals in weeks some just have to wait, and wait for months....! Perhaps check in with the June/July timelines to see how they're going (given you applied around the time they did).

I am starting to get annoyed with the wait too but it will come in good time. I guess I just have to wait a bit more...!

Congrats tao.wong, helen12 and xlisusx!!

xlisusx - who's going to maintain your list now!! ;) Hopefully catch you up soon!

sikiliza69 - when is it going to be our turn??!! Hmmmpff! :shock:

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Post by xlisusx » Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:13 pm

:wink:
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