Congratulations to you both, @raij and nnn15. It must be such a relief after the long wait. Very happy for you. Please keep us posted on your ceremonies.raij wrote: ↑Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:41 pmYayyy well done lovely ! mine turned up today too xxnnn15 wrote: ↑Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:30 pmAfter nearly 10 months my citizenship ceremony invitation finally arrived today!
Timeline: applied in February 2020, approved in March 2020, citizenship ceremony invitation dated 23 December 2020 arrived on 13 January 2021.
I had to submit several complaints to the Home Office and involve my MP as I didn't get any case-specific response via the standard Home Office support channels.
Westminster council has been extremely helpful and responsive. They conduct private virtual ceremonies during the lockdown at the cost of 10 pounds for the certificate postage fee.
I on the other hand haven't received anything yet. Last time I heard from the HO was 30 Nov when they said the following:
I am upholding your complaint. Unfortunately, due to an administrative error, the relevant paperwork was not generated and despatched.
I am pleased to confirm that this error has now been rectified and your caseworker has contacted you today to advise that we will write to you when we have despatched your certificate to your Local Authority. In that letter we will also provide details for you to then contact your Local Authority to book a ceremony. I regret that I am unable to provide an exact timescale for completion.
I haven't heard anything since then. Do you have any suggestions? Thank you.