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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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Emrah
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Post by Emrah » Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:10 pm

its been 11 days (8 working days ) they have taken the money out from my bank but I didn't receive acknowledgement letter. Is this normal or shall I go to the post office and ask for it?

mycloud8
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Post by mycloud8 » Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:04 pm

mycloud8 wrote:Eligibility criteria: (5yrs EEA + 1 yr. ) no PR card
Method of application: NCS Shef £78
Date of application: 07/08/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 09/08/2013 (Checked Online Royal Mail Tracking)
Date of debit of fees: 14/08/13 ( seen transaction online on 16/08/13)
Date of acknowledgement : 19/08/13 (dated 14/08/13

...so far so good ;)
UPDATE...sorry not just editing my original post...its just so unbelievable felt it deserves a new post!

Date of approval:30/08/13 (Dated 24/08/13)

Approval letter says to contact local authority within 21 days (allow 2 working days for docs to be received).
All in all, 10 days to make a decision. I hope this gives everyone here still waiting a boost! All good things come to those who wait:)

Emrah
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Post by Emrah » Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:09 pm

mycloud8 wrote:
mycloud8 wrote:Eligibility criteria: (5yrs EEA + 1 yr. ) no PR card
Method of application: NCS Shef £78
Date of application: 07/08/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 09/08/2013 (Checked Online Royal Mail Tracking)
Date of debit of fees: 14/08/13 ( seen transaction online on 16/08/13)
Date of acknowledgement : 19/08/13 (dated 14/08/13

...so far so good ;)
UPDATE...sorry not just editing my original post...its just so unbelievable felt it deserves a new post!

Date of approval:30/08/13 (Dated 24/08/13)

Approval letter says to contact local authority within 21 days (allow 2 working days for docs to be received).
All in all, 10 days to make a decision. I hope this gives everyone here still waiting a boost! All good things come to those who wait:)
Congratulations bro.

annieslist1
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Post by annieslist1 » Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:21 pm

Eligibility criteria: (5yrs WP + 1 yr. ) Application: 2xAN + 2xMN1
Method of application: NCS
Date of application: 30/08/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 02/09/13
Date of debit of fees: 03/09/13 (£2728.00)
Date of acknowledgement : 06/09/13 letter dated 03/09
Date of Approval:?
Date of ceremony:?
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walidukdz
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Post by walidukdz » Sat Aug 31, 2013 12:51 am

ritswaney wrote:Eligibility criteria: 2 Year HSMP + 3 Year Tier 1 General + 1 Year PR/ILR
Method of application: NCS
Date of application: 10/08/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 13/08/2013 (Tracked via Royal Mail)
Date of acknowledgement : 21/08/2013 (Dated 16/08,sent by 2nd Class Mail)
Date of debit of fees: 16/08/2013
Date of approval: 23/08/2013 (Received today 30/08/2013)
Date of Ceremony: 04/09/2013

Good luck and hopefully everyone gets their approvals very soon!
Congratulations mate .

xlisusx
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Post by xlisusx » Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:00 am

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: ?

Date of receipt of acknowledgement: ?

Date of receipt of approval: ?

Date of Ceremony: ?

sikiliza69
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August timeline

Post by sikiliza69 » Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:05 pm

Eligibility criteria: Spouse + 3 years on ILR
Method of application: Postal
Date of application: 16 Aug 2013
Received by UKBA: 19 Aug 2013
Date of debit of fees: 23 Aug 2013
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 23 Aug 2013 (dated 21 Aug 2013)
Date of receipt of aproval: 28/0913 (dated 26/09/13)
Date of Ceremony : TBC



Also being a newbie, may i take this opportunity also to thank all the forum members and and administrators for providing a very resourceful website. The effort and time put in to keep the website running deserves commendations.

Thank you once again.
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fingerscrossed123
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Post by fingerscrossed123 » Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:18 pm

Sikiliza69 - ha, you made it! ;)

You, me and aspirant09 are pretty much tracking with the same dates.

I am very impatient! Hopefully we will all have great news soon!

sikiliza69
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Post by sikiliza69 » Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:31 pm

fingerscrossed123 wrote:Sikiliza69 - ha, you made it! ;)

You, me and aspirant09 are pretty much tracking with the same dates.

I am very impatient! Hopefully we will all have great news soon!
:o i did, thks for the pointers and i know what you mean by impatient, i seem to be more eager on this application than the last two (LLR & ILR) which took longer for me and were more tedious than the current one.

Adam77
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Post by Adam77 » Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:08 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5yrs + 1 ILR
Method of application: NCS (Hillingdon, West London)
Date of application: 23/08/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 27/08/2013
Date of debit of fees: 02/09/2013
Date of acknowledgement : TBC
Date of Approval: TBC
Date of Ceremony: TBC

I really hope it goes well/quick for all of us!!!

Will update you for further info

alexadept
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Re: Document return timeliness

Post by alexadept » Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:35 am

GiveMeBC wrote:Hi All,

I would like to apply directly for British citizenship without going through NCS. I have on 2 Year WP + 3 Year Tier -1 and 1 year ILR route.

Does any one know that how long it takes to get documents (passport, visa etc) retrun from UKBA?

Thanks
1. You are eligible to apply now once you meet all the requirements as stated in the form. (a) Like number of days spent outside UK. (b) Life In UK Test. (c) There's no conviction or unspent conviction.
2. For those I've given a guide to last year and the one I did for myself, my wife and children this year it's exactly 3 weeks.

ak36
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August 2013 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by ak36 » Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:50 pm

@ritswaney:

That is a remarkably quick turn around time for you mate. Congratulations.

I have gone through the July timeline and those who applied in the first week of July have got Ceremony date after your Ceremony. Well done.

fingerscrossed123
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Post by fingerscrossed123 » Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:09 pm

Emrah wrote:its been 11 days (8 working days ) they have taken the money out from my bank but I didn't receive acknowledgement letter. Is this normal or shall I go to the post office and ask for it?
@ Emrah - my NCS person said that the acknowledgment letter could take 3-4 weeks and not to worry if it never shows up! They said they've known of plenty of cases where it just get lost and never arrives but then the Approval letter arrives! Appreciate it is annoying not having it though. Maybe give it another week and then consider emailing the HO with a chaser or request to re-send.

fingerscrossed123
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Post by fingerscrossed123 » Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:11 pm

mycloud8 wrote:
mycloud8 wrote:Eligibility criteria: (5yrs EEA + 1 yr. ) no PR card
Method of application: NCS Shef £78
Date of application: 07/08/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 09/08/2013 (Checked Online Royal Mail Tracking)
Date of debit of fees: 14/08/13 ( seen transaction online on 16/08/13)
Date of acknowledgement : 19/08/13 (dated 14/08/13

...so far so good ;)
UPDATE...sorry not just editing my original post...its just so unbelievable felt it deserves a new post!

Date of approval:30/08/13 (Dated 24/08/13)

Approval letter says to contact local authority within 21 days (allow 2 working days for docs to be received).
All in all, 10 days to make a decision. I hope this gives everyone here still waiting a boost! All good things come to those who wait:)

Congrats mcloud8! Found the info about the approval letter useful too!

xlisusx
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Post by xlisusx » Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:18 am

xlisusx wrote: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: ?

Date of receipt of approval: ?

Date of Ceremony: ?

Adam77
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Post by Adam77 » Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:13 pm

Adam77 wrote:Eligibility criteria: 5yrs + 1 ILR
Method of application: NCS (Hillingdon, West London)
Date of application: 23/08/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 27/08/2013
Date of debit of fees: 02/09/2013
Date of acknowledgement : 04/09/2013 (dated 30/08/2013)
Date of Approval: TBC
Date of Ceremony: TBC



Will update you for further info

ITGraduate
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my time line

Post by ITGraduate » Thu Sep 05, 2013 6:54 am

Eligibility criteria: 5yrs ( 2 yr HSMP + 3 yr Tier 1 ) + 1 ILR
Method of application: NCS (Cannock, Staffordshire)
Date of application: 14/08/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 22/08/2013
Date of debit of fees: 27/08/2013
Date of acknowledgement : Received 4/09/2013 - dated 29/08/2013
Date of Approval:[b] Approval Received 30th Sept 2013, letter dated 21st sept ( normal 2nd class post )[/b]
Date of Ceremony: 22nd October ( private ceremony ) - Nov14th was the free one anyway which i didnt want to take it

NCS Cannock where I applied had some internal issues and posted my application 1 week after my application date

Also the registrar didnt give back my LITUK test original certificate. She said they always keep the original as we dont need it anymore. I wasnt happy and I said thats not the usual procedure however she assured me that the way they do it. I gave up!!!

Waiting!!! God Luck all

Thanks
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Adam77
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Post by Adam77 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 12:53 pm

[quote="Adam77"][quote="Adam77"]Eligibility criteria: 5yrs + 1 ILR
Method of application: NCS (Hillingdon, West London)
Date of application: 23/08/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 27/08/2013
Date of debit of fees: 02/09/2013
Date of acknowledgement : 04/09/2013 (dated 30/08/2013)
Date of Approval: TBC
Date of Ceremony: TBC


I received my acknowledgment letter yesterday but I noticed that my application is being considered as a AN6(2) +

I did mention that my wife is a British Citizen but made the app as my own right since I have had ILR for number of years.

Should I be worried about this? Should I email the HO to enquire about this matter?

Your responses will be appreciated

cricinfo
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Post by cricinfo » Thu Sep 05, 2013 1:05 pm

ritswaney wrote:Eligibility criteria: 2 Year HSMP + 3 Year Tier 1 General + 1 Year PR/ILR
Method of application: NCS
Date of application: 10/08/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 13/08/2013 (Tracked via Royal Mail)
Date of acknowledgement : 21/08/2013 (Dated 16/08,sent by 2nd Class Mail)
Date of debit of fees: 16/08/2013
Date of approval: 23/08/2013 (Received today 30/08/2013)
Date of Ceremony: 04/09/2013

Good luck and hopefully everyone gets their approvals very soon!

Attended the Citizenship Ceremony today (4/9) and now a British Citizen! Thanks to everyone for the collective wisdom on this forum and once again good luck!
Now for the adventure of applying for my first British Passport!
Congrats

fingerscrossed123
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Post by fingerscrossed123 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:40 pm

ritswaney wrote:Date of approval: 23/08/2013 (Received today 30/08/2013)
Date of Ceremony: 04/09/2013

Good luck and hopefully everyone gets their approvals very soon!

Attended the Citizenship Ceremony today (4/9) and now a British Citizen! Thanks to everyone for the collective wisdom on this forum and once again good luck!
Now for the adventure of applying for my first British Passport!
Yeah, congrats @ritswaney!! Hope to be following not too far behind! ;)

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