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August 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

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sebgei
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Re: August 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by sebgei » Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:58 pm

Eligibility criteria: 13.5 years with permanent residency since 2011
Language Criteria: IELTS (wife) and US Degree (NARIC Certified, myself) plus LIUK tests
Nationality : Family application - wife Swiss, myself German, two kids with dual Swiss/German citizenship, one kid born in the UK, one born in Switzerland
Method of application: Postal
Date of application: 27/08/2018 by tracked and signed mail (received by the Home Office on 28/08/2018)
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of acknowledgement: 04/09/2018 (letter received 05/09/2018)
Date of debit of fees: 04/09/2018
Date of Biometric letter issued: 04/09/2018
Date of biometric letter received: 05/09/2018
Date Biometrics enrolled: 08/09/2018
Date on Approval letter: Awaiting
Date of receipt of approval: Awaiting
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Awaiting
Date of Ceremony: Awaiting
Date of Passport Application: N/A
Date of debit of fees: N/A
Date Passport to be received: N/A

On October 1 we received a letter, dated September 21, asking us to submit further evidence (e.g. school reports, doctor's appointments) for our kid in Switzerland, as well as the birth certificate for my wife who was born to Swiss parents but outside the EU/EAA. We submitted these documents by tracked and signed mail on October 2, the Home Office received them on October 3.

sebgei
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Re: August 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by sebgei » Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:54 pm

Eligibility criteria: 13.5 years with permanent residency since 2011
Language Criteria: IELTS (wife) and US Degree (NARIC Certified, myself) plus LIUK tests
Nationality : Family application - wife Swiss, myself German, two kids with dual Swiss/German citizenship, one kid born in the UK, one born in Switzerland, we all have DCPRs
Method of application: Postal
Date of application: 27/08/2018 by tracked and signed mail (received by the Home Office on 28/08/2018)
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of acknowledgement: 04/09/2018 (letter received 05/09/2018)
Date of debit of fees: 04/09/2018
Date of Biometric letter issued: 04/09/2018
Date of biometric letter received: 05/09/2018
Date Biometrics enrolled: 08/09/2018
Date on Approval letter: Awaiting
Date of receipt of approval: Awaiting
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Awaiting
Date of Ceremony: Awaiting
Date of Passport Application: N/A
Date of debit of fees: N/A
Date Passport to be received: N/A

On October 1 we received a letter, dated September 21, asking us to submit further evidence (e.g. school reports, doctor's appointments) for our kid born in Switzerland, as well as the birth certificate for my wife who was born to Swiss parents but outside the EU/EAA. We submitted these documents by tracked and signed mail on October 2, the Home Office received them on October 3.

Java79
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Re: August 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Java79 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:14 pm

Java79 wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:13 pm
Eligibility criteria:7 years + 2 years PR
Language Criteria: B1
Nationality :non eu
Method of application: online+ jcap
Date of application:1 August 2018
Payment method: card
Date of acknowledgement: 2 August
Date of debit of fees: 2 August
Date of Biometric letter issued: 1 August
Date of biometric letter received: 1 August
Date Biometrics enrolled: 1 August
Date on Approval letter: 12 October
Date of receipt of approval: 24 October
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 23 October
Date of Ceremony: private 30 October
Date of Passport Application: 2 August
Date of debit of fees: 29 August
Date of passport received:
Good luck to everyone who is waiting

paradoxical
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Re: August 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by paradoxical » Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:48 am

Update
Eligibility criteria: ILR for 1 year
Language Criteria: Masters and PhD from UK
Nationality : Non-EU
Method of application: online + Nationality Checking Service
Date of application: 06 August
Payment method: Online, Debit Card
Date of acknowledgement: 07 August
Date of debit of fees: 06 August
Date of Biometric letter issued: 06 August
Date of biometric letter received: 06 August
Date Biometrics enrolled: 07 August
Date on Approval letter: 22 October
Date of receipt of approval: 25 October

Date of receipt of ceremony letter: pending
Date of Ceremony: pending
Date of Passport Application: did not apply
Date of debit of fees: NA
Date Passport to be received: NA
Compared to most of the posts in this thread, my application took a bit longer. Java97's application also seems to have taken a tad longer. And we both finally got our approval. I am wondering if it is a mere coincidence that we both happen to be from Pakistan (or were they stacking up all applicants from Pakistan for some extra checks which have now come through ...)
Good luck everyone..

Shani2018
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Re: August 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Shani2018 » Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:26 pm

Eligibility criteria: In uk since 2005
Language Criteria: LIUK+B1
Nationality : Non-EU
Method of application: online + JACAP
Date of application: 23 August
Payment method: Online, Debit Card
Date of acknowledgement: 25 August
Date of debit of fees: 23 August
Date of Biometric letter issued: 23 AUGUST
Date of biometric letter received: 23 August
Date Biometrics enrolled: 23 August
Date on Approval letter: WAITING
Date of receipt of approval: WAITING
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: pending
Date of Ceremony: pending
Date of Passport Application: 23 AUGUST
Date of debit of fees: 19 SEP
Date Passport to be received: NA

EMAIL HOME OFFICE LAST WEEK TO FIND OUT AN UPDATE...ONLY AUTOMATIC REPLY...MOST OF PEOPLE RECEIVED THEIR APPROVAL ...STILL WAITING...

vaibhavg18mau
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Re: August 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by vaibhavg18mau » Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:47 am

vaibhavg18mau wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:44 am
vaibhavg18mau wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:11 pm
Eligibility criteria: 5 year + 1 year ILR
Language Criteria: UK asters Degree
Nationality : Indian
Method of application: Online + NDRS + JCAP (Windsor council)
Date of application: 21/08/18
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of acknowledgement: 22/08/18 (via email)
Date of debit of fees: 21/08/18
Date of Biometric letter issued: 21/08/18
Date of biometric letter received: 21/08/18
Date Biometrics enrolled: 21/08/18
Date NDRS+JCAP appointment: 24/08/2018
Date Home office received documents: 25/08/2018
Date on Approval letter: No letter received (only ceremony invitation letter dated 21-Sep-2018.)
Date of receipt of approval: No letter (only ceremony invitation letter dated 21-Sep-2018)
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 01-Oct-2018. (date on ceremony letter 21-Sep-2018)
Date of Ceremony: 04-Oct-2018 (Private Ceremony hence quick)
Date of Passport Application: 24/08/18
Date of debit of fees: 12/09/2018
HMPO text message: 24Oct2018 (passport received same day)
Date Passport to be received: 24-OCt-2018
This was final update
Good luck all.

usILR
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Re: August 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by usILR » Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:56 am

usILR wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:26 pm
Eligibility criteria: 5 years Tier2 + 1 year ILR
Language Criteria: Majority English speaking country
Nationality : USA
Method of application: NRDS+JCAP
Date of application: 01/08/18
Payment method: Online
Date of acknowledgement: 01/08/18
Date of debit of fees: 01/08/18
Date of Biometric letter issued: 01/08/18
Date of biometric letter received: 01/08/18
Date Biometrics enrolled: 03/08/18
Date on Approval letter: 05/10/18
Date of receipt of approval: 19/10/18
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date of Ceremony: 30/10/18 (private)
Date of Passport Application: 02/08/18 (NDRS+JCAP)
Date of debit of fees: 25/08/18
Date Passport to be received:
So the whole process roughly took 3 months. Thank and good luck all, don't forget to register to vote!

sebgei
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Re: August 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by sebgei » Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:56 am

sebgei wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:54 pm
Eligibility criteria: 13.5 years with permanent residency since 2011
Language Criteria: IELTS (wife) and US Degree (NARIC Certified, myself) plus LIUK tests
Nationality : Family application - wife Swiss, myself German, two kids with dual Swiss/German citizenship, one kid born in the UK, one born in Switzerland, we all have DCPRs
Method of application: Postal
Date of application: 27/08/2018 by tracked and signed mail (received by the Home Office on 28/08/2018)
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of acknowledgement: 04/09/2018 (letter received 05/09/2018)
Date of debit of fees: 04/09/2018
Date of Biometric letter issued: 04/09/2018
Date of biometric letter received: 05/09/2018
Date Biometrics enrolled: 08/09/2018
Date on Approval letter: 30/10/2018
Date of receipt of approval: 02/11/2018
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Awaiting
Date of Ceremony: Awaiting
Date of Passport Application: N/A
Date of debit of fees: N/A
Date Passport to be received: N/A

On October 1 we received a letter, dated September 21, asking us to submit further evidence (e.g. school reports, doctor's appointments) for our kid born in Switzerland, as well as the birth certificate for my wife who was born to Swiss parents but outside the EU/EAA. We submitted these documents by tracked and signed mail on October 2, the Home Office received them on October 3.

longgapilr
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Re: August 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by longgapilr » Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:38 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5.5 years Tier 2 General + 1 ILR
Language Criteria: Trinity SELT B1 GESE
Nationality : Non-EU
Method of application: NCS
Date of application: 24/08/2018
Payment method: credit card
Date of acknowledgement: 05/09/2018
Date of debit of fees: 05/09/2018
Date of Biometric letter issued: 04/09/2018
Date of biometric letter received: 07/09/2018
Date Biometrics enrolled: 08/09/2018
Date on Approval letter: 05/10/2018 (ceremony invitation letter)
Date of receipt of approval: 13/10/2018 (ceremony invitation letter)
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 13/10/2018
Date of Ceremony: 27/10/2018 (private)
Date of Passport Application: 27/10/2018 (online + special delivery post)
Date of debit of fees: 27/10/2018
Date Passport to be received:

shankar981
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Re: August 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by shankar981 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:28 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 Years (Tier 2 General) + 1 Year ILR
Language Criteria: Degree taught in English
Nationality : India
Method of application: Online + NDRS + JCAP
Date of application: 16-08-2018
Date of acknowledgement: 17-08-2018 (received as an email)
Date of Biometric letter issued: 16-08-2018
Date Biometrics enrolled: 18-08-2018
Date of NDRS/JCAP appointment: 21-08-2018
Date on Approval letter: 17-09-2018
Date of receipt of approval: 21-09-2018
Date of Ceremony: 03-11-2018
Date of Passport Application: 21-08-2018
Date of debit of fees: 07-09-2018
Date Passport to be received:

pyroskin
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Re: August 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by pyroskin » Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:24 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 Years + PR
Language Criteria: B1
Nationality : EEA
Method of application: ONLINE + NCS + JCAP
Date of documents received by Home office: 13th of August 2018
Date of application: 8th August 2018
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of acknowledgement: 8th August 2018
Date of debit of fees: 8th August 2018
Date of Biometric letter issued: 8th August 2018
Date of Biometric letter received: 8th August 2018
Date Biometrics enrolled: 8th August 2018
Date on Approval letter: N/A
Date of receipt of approval: N/A
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 3rd November 2018
Date of Ceremony: going to book in the next days
Date of Passport Application: 10th August 2018
Date of debit of fees: 30th August 2018
Date Passport to be received: N/A

Thanks to all the good people on this forum. Your help is invaluable! Good luck to those still waiting!

Chisomekwu
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Nigeria

Re: August 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Chisomekwu » Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:19 pm

Chisomekwu wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:11 am
Chisomekwu wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:17 am
Eligibility criteria: Partner of a BC on 5 year route, ILR held for 5 months
Language Criteria: Masters Degree
Nationality : Nigerian
Method of application: Online/NDRS and JCAP
Date of application: 24 Aug 2018
Payment method: Debit Crad
Date of acknowledgement: 29 Aug 2018
Date of debit of fees: 29 Aug 2018
Date of Biometric letter issued: 24 Aug 2018
Date of biometric letter received: 24 Aug 2018
Date Biometrics enrolled: 29 Aug 2018
Date on Approval letter: Pending
Date of receipt of approval: Pending
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Pending
Date of Ceremony: Pending
Date of Passport Application: Submitted during NDRS application
Date of debit of fees: 30 Aug 2018
Date Passport to be received: Pending

I have contacted UKVI this morning regarding my application. They replied

A letter will be posted to you. it can can take up to 3 weeks to receive. No clue what this update means but i will be waiting

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Re: August 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by tenseboy88 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:37 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 Yr Tier 2 + ILR for 1 year
Language Criteria: Masters from UK
Nationality : Non-EU
Method of application: NDRS
Date of application: 14 August
Payment method: Online
Date of acknowledgement: 15 August
Date of debit of fees: 14 August
Date of Biometric letter issued: 14 August
Date of biometric letter received: 14 August
Date Biometrics enrolled: 15 August
Date on Approval letter: pending
Date of receipt of approval: pending
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: pending
Date of Ceremony: pending
Date of Passport Application: 14 August
Date of debit of fees: 05 September
Date Passport to be received: pending

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Re: August 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by UKNatEEAGerm » Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:40 pm

Eligibility criteria: 8 years PR EEA
Language Criteria: MBA
Nationality: German
Method of application: Online + NDRS + JCAP
Date of application: 17 Aug 2018
Payment method: Online Debit Card
Date of acknowledgement: 20 Aug 2018
Date of debit of fees: 17 Aug 2018 (Online)
Date of Biometric letter issued: 17 Aug 2018 (Online)
Date of biometric letter received: 17 Aug 2018 (Printed Online)
Date Biometrics enrolled: 20 Aug 2018
Date on Approval letter: 30 Oct 2018
Date of receipt of approval: 7 Nov 2018

Date of receipt of ceremony letter: I think its the same letter as approval letter
Date of Ceremony: 13 Nov 2018
Date of Passport Application: 21 Aug 2018 (NDRS+JCAP)
Date of debit of Passport fees: 12 Sep 2018 (Description: "HM PASSPORT OFFICE")
Date Passport to be received:

sebgei
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Re: August 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by sebgei » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:59 pm

sebgei wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:56 am
Eligibility criteria: 13.5 years with permanent residency since 2011
Language Criteria: IELTS (wife) and US Degree (NARIC Certified, myself) plus LIUK tests
Nationality : Family application - wife Swiss, myself German, two kids with dual Swiss/German citizenship, one kid born in the UK, one born in Switzerland, we all have DCPRs
Method of application: Postal
Date of application: 27/08/2018 by tracked and signed mail (received by the Home Office on 28/08/2018)
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of acknowledgement: 04/09/2018 (letter received 05/09/2018)
Date of debit of fees: 04/09/2018
Date of Biometric letter issued: 04/09/2018
Date of biometric letter received: 05/09/2018
Date Biometrics enrolled: 08/09/2018
Date on Approval letter: 30/10/2018
Date of receipt of approval: 02/11/2018
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 08/11/2018 (dated 31/10/2018)
Date of Ceremony: Awaiting
Date of Passport Application: N/A
Date of debit of fees: N/A
Date Passport to be received: N/A

On October 1 we received a letter, dated September 21, asking us to submit further evidence (e.g. school reports, doctor's appointments) for our kid born in Switzerland, as well as the birth certificate for my wife who was born to Swiss parents but outside the EU/EAA. We submitted these documents by tracked and signed mail on October 2, the Home Office received them on October 3.

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Re: August 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Weatherwitch » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:47 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 Years + 1 year PR
Language Criteria: UK degree
Nationality: EU
Method of application: Online + NDRS + JCAP
Date of application: 09/08/2018
Payment method: Amex
Date of acknowledgement email/letter: 09/08/2018
Date of debit of fees: 09/08/2018
Date of Biometric letter issued: 09/08/2018
Date Biometrics enrolled:10/08/2018
NDRS appointment:14/08/2018
Date of receipt of approval: 09/11/2018
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date of Ceremony:
Date of Passport Application: 09/08/2018
Date of debit of passport fee:
Date Passport to be received: pending

longgapilr
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Re: August 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by longgapilr » Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:42 am

Eligibility criteria: 5.5 years Tier 2 General + 1 ILR
Language Criteria: Trinity SELT B1 GESE
Nationality : Non-EU
Method of application: NCS
Date of application: 24/08/2018
Payment method: credit card
Date of acknowledgement: 05/09/2018
Date of debit of fees: 05/09/2018
Date of Biometric letter issued: 04/09/2018
Date of biometric letter received: 07/09/2018
Date Biometrics enrolled: 08/09/2018
Date on Approval letter: 05/10/2018 (ceremony invitation letter)
Date of receipt of approval: 13/10/2018 (ceremony invitation letter)
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 13/10/2018
Date of Ceremony: 27/10/2018 (private)
Date of Passport Application: 27/10/2018 (online + special delivery post)
Date of debit of fees: 27/10/2018
Date Passport received: 10/11/2018

Thank you to all forum members!

shankar981
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Re: August 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by shankar981 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:16 pm

** Final Update **
Eligibility criteria: 5 Years (Tier 2 General) + 1 Year ILR
Language Criteria: Degree taught in English
Nationality : India
Method of application: Online + NDRS + JCAP
Date of application: 16-08-2018
Date of acknowledgement: 17-08-2018 (received as an email)
Date of Biometric letter issued: 16-08-2018
Date Biometrics enrolled: 18-08-2018
Date of NDRS/JCAP appointment: 21-08-2018
Date on Approval letter: 17-09-2018
Date of receipt of approval: 21-09-2018
Date of Ceremony: 03-11-2018
Date of Passport Application: 21-08-2018
Date of debit of fees: 07-09-2018
Date Passport to be received: 15-11-2018

jennyeye
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Re: August 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by jennyeye » Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:17 am

Eligibility criteria: spouse of bc, ilr
Language Criteria: usa national
Nationality : usa
Method of application: online, ndrs, jcap
Date of application: 17/8/18
Payment method: debit card
Date of acknowledgement: 20/8/18
Date of debit of fees: 20/ 8/18
Date of Biometric letter issued: 17/8/17
Date of biometric letter received: 17/8/18
Date Biometrics enrolled: 17/8/18
Documents submitted with council: 28/8/18
Date on Approval letter: 19/9/18
Date of receipt of approval: 1/10/18
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 2/10/2018 (dated 30/9/18)
Date of Ceremony: 28/10/18, was originally 18/11/18 -but rang council to see if there were any appointments sooner.
Date of Passport Application: 28/8/18
Date of debit of fees: 13/9/18
Date Passport to be received: 16/11/18

3 months total from application submission to passport! Good much everyone

epi
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Re: August 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by epi » Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:21 pm

Eligibility: T1 + ILR
Language: SELT
Nationality: Non-EU
Method: Online/NDRS+JCAP
Date of application: 30/08/2018
Payment: Debit Card
Date of acknowledgement: 30/08/2018
Date of debit fees: 30/08/2018
Date of biometric letter received: 30/08/2018
Date of biometric enrolled: 30/08/2018
Date of passport application: 03/09/2018
Date of documents received by HO: 05/09/2018
Date of debit of passport fees: 20/09/2018
Date of approval letter: 06/11/2018
Date of approval received: 16/11/2018
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date of ceremony:
Passort received:

69 days from submission to decision for 4 AN applications sent together. Nailed down, such a relieve at last!

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