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August 2013 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

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

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Borello
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Post by Borello » Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:59 pm

123 when have u applied ?

Emrah
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Post by Emrah » Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:57 pm

Wow its nice to see that there are still good people. My neighbour just brought my approval letter to me. On the letter it says if I don't have that letter I can't attend the ceremony but the council said I only need to bring myself.

My letter is dated 15-09-2013
When I emailed it was probably sent to me.

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Re: Updated list

Post by sikiliza69 » Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:42 am

@fingerscrossed123 -i hear you mate, I've managed to piss off my whole household with questions about the local postman and delivery times :lol: :lol: :lol: (a thing that has never previously been of any interest and obviously ignoring that other factors play into it)

Updated list with more of August applicants,
lazy version of xlisusx list :lol:

(Acknowledgements dates based)

HEREWEGO-------------------?(application date 01/08
s77maj------------------------05/08/2013
moha1212--------------------06/08
spiyaa------------------------13/08
ak36-------------------------22/08
Kiltmaker--------------------27/08
Ksiu--------------------------29/08
BOKMAN---------------------29/08
Adam77----------------------30/08
Mooty------------------------30/08
orbis-------------------------02/09
annielist1--------------------03/09
dharam----------------------04/09
rajapatel---------------------?(fees debited 05/09
Last edited by sikiliza69 on Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:42 am, edited 4 times in total.

Borello
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Post by Borello » Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:53 am

I got mine today so happy :)

mooty
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Post by mooty » Sat Sep 28, 2013 12:12 pm

My application was acknowledged on 30/08/2013. No word! still waiting

mooty
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Post by mooty » Sat Sep 28, 2013 12:12 pm

My application was acknowledged on 30/08/2013. No word! still waiting

mooty
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Post by mooty » Sat Sep 28, 2013 12:19 pm

My application was acknowledged on 30/08/2013. No word! still waiting

sikiliza69
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Post by sikiliza69 » Sat Sep 28, 2013 12:52 pm

panic over! thk god! mine arrived today and dated on the 26th.

@fingerscrossed123, yours should be on the way shortly.

Emrah
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Post by Emrah » Sat Sep 28, 2013 3:35 pm

Borello wrote:I got mine today so happy :)
Cool man happy for you. You were so stressed.

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Post by Emrah » Sat Sep 28, 2013 3:36 pm

sikiliza69 wrote:panic over! thk god! mine arrived today and dated on the 26th.

@fingerscrossed123, yours should be on the way shortly.
Congratulations mate. Happy for you. Enjoy your time.

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Post by sikiliza69 » Sat Sep 28, 2013 4:12 pm

Emrah wrote:
sikiliza69 wrote:panic over! thk god! mine arrived today and dated on the 26th.

@fingerscrossed123, yours should be on the way shortly.
Congratulations mate. Happy for you. Enjoy your time.
Thanks mate, may my luck rub off on others waiting for theirs

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August 2013 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by Soraya85 » Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:04 pm

Application timeline:

Eligibility criteria: 5 years work permit (ILR) + 1 year
Method of application: NCS Lewisham
Date of submission: 12 August 2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 13 August 2013
Date of debit of fees: 15 August 2013 (credit card)
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 21 August 2013 (dated 15 August 2013, 2nd class post)

Date of receipt of approval: 24 September 2013 (dated 16 September 2013, 2nd class post)
Date of Ceremony: 7 November 2013 (Tower Hamlets)

This forum kept me calm while I was waiting for my approval to come through. I encourage other users to post their timelines..,.you have no idea who you're helping! :)

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Post by Emrah » Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:58 pm

Method of application: NCS
Date of application: 19/08/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 20/08/2013
Date of acknowledgement : dated 23/08/2013 (sent to wrong address so dont know when it arrived)
Date of debit of fees: 27/08/2013
Date of approval: dated 15/09/2013 (sent to wrong address so dont know when it arrived)
Date of Ceremony: 08/10/2013

Best of luck to people who are still waiting.

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Post by fingerscrossed123 » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:39 am

sikiliza69 wrote:panic over! thk god! mine arrived today and dated on the 26th.

@fingerscrossed123, yours should be on the way shortly.
Huge congratulations, sikiliza69!! That's such great news!! Well done! :D

Quick qtn: Did you post your application and have them send your approval in a special delivery envelope? It looks like the post was quite fast....am hoping mine is not too far behind now (mine will be just regular 2nd class post)!!

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Post by fingerscrossed123 » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:55 am

Congrats Soraya85, helen12 + Borello!!

Emrah - enjoy your ceremony!

Soraya85 - you're right, the board does help!

Hopefully the good news continues this week....!

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Post by sikiliza69 » Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:09 am

@fingerscrossed123

Ahhh!...that's probably the reason yours is late....yes mine was SD, 1st class post...which means your's it's on its way :wink:

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Post by fingerscrossed123 » Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:14 am

sikiliza69 wrote:@fingerscrossed123

Ahhh!...that's probably the reason yours is late....yes mine was SD, 1st class post...which means your's it's on its way :wink:
Oh, thanks for your kind words of encouragement! I have tried to just be more patient and calm as have realised that this all seems a bit of a lottery so I just need to wait my turn (whenever that will be!)... hopefully you are correct though and it won't be too much longer!! ;)

Are you sorting out your ceremony soon?

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Post by sikiliza69 » Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:30 pm

@fingerscrossed123.

No problem, it is difficult not to experience some kind of emotion when you see applications with the same timeline dates as yours being approved and yours still pending. It's even more difficult when the timeline is after your own, i experienced that when i saw a couple come through before mine (i cursed @my pc repeatedly :lol:)...but ofcourse you are right, it's sort of a lottery thing hence a strong conviction is required,sprinkled with some faith,mixed with encouragement and a dash of strong will.

As for my ceremony....pfft!, the letter is not here yet, so more waiting 8) on the approval letter, it says not to contact your local council, which knowing my luck, is what they would tell me if i did ring up to query. In hindsight, i should have probably specified which council i would have prefered to have as it so happens am not quite sure which one they will send me to but will keep you posted as well support you and others who are also waiting for the more important ones.

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Approval Letter received

Post by ITGraduate » Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:08 pm

Hi All,

Finally!!!

Approval Letter Received today- 30th Sept 2013, letter dated 21st sept ( normal 2nd class post )
Date of Ceremony: Will book tomorrow ( private one )

Good Luck to others aswell

Cheers

xlisusx
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Post by xlisusx » Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:10 am

British citizenship approval isn’t a case of “lottery”, and yes a case of the applicant send to the HO all documentations needed for a quick approval. People can send copies of documents BUT will take longer for the approval, you don’t need to send your passports BUT it will take longer, for the HO can check for every single time that an applicant left and returned to UK. Police check is very important as well, so if a person has already PVG, Disclosure, all this can make the approval quicker and of course the nationality of the applicant.
So, never mind if a person sends an application first than another, because at the end the important is if you sent to the HO all the right support documentations needed for your approval.

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Post by sikiliza69 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:18 am

xlisusx wrote:British citizenship approval isn’t a case of “lottery”, and yes a case of the applicant send to the HO all documentations needed for a quick approval. People can send copies of documents BUT will take longer for the approval, you don’t need to send your passports BUT it will take longer, for the HO can check for every single time that an applicant left and returned to UK. Police check is very important as well, so if a person has already PVG, Disclosure, all this can make the approval quicker and of course the nationality of the applicant.
So, never mind if a person sends an application first than another, because at the end the important is if you sent to the HO all the right support documentations needed for your approval.
I think you have misconstrued the word "lottery" in the context we used it in.

@ITGraduate: congrats and well wishes.

fingerscrossed123
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Post by fingerscrossed123 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:03 am

fingerscrossed123 wrote:Application timeline:

Eligibility criteria: EEA national 5 years + 1 year PR (Exercising Treaty rights - no PR card)
Method of application: NCS London
Date of submission: 16 August 2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 19 August 2013 (tracked by Royal Mail)
Date of debit of fees: 21 August 2013 (credit card)
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 27/08/13 (dated 21/08/13, 2nd class post)
Date of receipt of approval: UPDATE! 30/09/13 (dated 21/09)13, 2nd class post) Letter says contact council to book ceremony. :D
Date of Ceremony: To call council to book.


Very best wishes to everyone waiting. Thank you for your kind wishes and support, it has been so much appreciated!!

Ladies and Gentlemen - I am very pleased to let you all know that I have now received my approval letter!! Thank you for your support. I shall stick around to cheer on Team August (hope those still waiting will hear great news very soon)! Updated timeline pasted above! :D
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Post by fingerscrossed123 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:07 am

sikiliza69 wrote:
xlisusx wrote:British citizenship approval isn’t a case of “lottery”....the end the important is if you sent to the HO all the right support documentations needed for your approval.
I think you have misconstrued the word "lottery" in the context we used it in.
Sikiliza69 + xlisusx - you both make good points!! The actual decision process isn't a lottery because if you are eligible you will eventually get approval (so, xlisusx, you are correct to state that the eventual end decision is important!). However, sikiliza69 and I have noticed that the actual date when people get their approvals does seem a bit of a random lottery... some people get approvals fast, some a bit slow....! :D
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Congrats mate

Post by ITGraduate » Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:07 am

Your approval is a great pleasure and relief to all August timeliners lol :D :D :D :D

Good Luck and Congrats Fingerscrossed123!!!

Happy days mate

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Post by fingerscrossed123 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:11 am

One final thing I wanted to let you know is that I contacted the HO by email last week to check if my application had been given to a caseworker and whether a decision had been made. They replied quite quickly and said no decision had been made BUT the date of my approval letter shows that they had already made a decision to approve.

I wanted to say do not lose heart or get stressed if the HO tell you that a casework isn't working on your application / no decision made as their email information may not be up to date.

Good luck to all of you!

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