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KC8010
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Post by KC8010 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:34 pm

Yes that is what my letter says, that the invitation comes from the UKBA

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Post by iyanu » Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:57 pm

Yes, that is correct invitation letter will be sent from UKBA...and after you could contact your council...they will then send you a letter and questionnaire to confirm a date for ceremony and if you don't like the date just agree another date or pay for a private ceremony.

In my case, I called my council immediately I knew from UKBA that they had posted my approval (it turns out to be an invitation letter) but they have not received my certificate then...immediately the council received my certificate from UKBA they just send me a letter confirming a date for public ceremony but I had to go for a private arrangement instead.

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Post by KC8010 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:10 pm

Thanks - it seems that I should ring my council then

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Post by ukpl » Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:12 pm

Some people receive both letters at the same time.
The others have them sent separately.
I also got 2 letters from UKBA - approval one and then (2 weeks later) invitation one.
However, I rang my council about a week after receiving approval letter and although I hadn't ivitation letter on me, they (council) had already all info and paperwork from UKBA. So I was able to book ceremony.
You will need to produce the invitation letter when you turn up at the ceremony as without it they won't be able to proceed. So don't book your ceremony too early or wait indeed 2 weeks for your invitation letter.

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Post by KC8010 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:02 pm

Thanks ukpl - I will ring the council tomorrow as my approval letter says that I should receive the invitation two weeks from the date of approval which was Jan 20

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HI

Post by osterly » Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:35 pm

iyanu wrote:Yes, that is correct invitation letter will be sent from UKBA...and after you could contact your council...they will then send you a letter and questionnaire to confirm a date for ceremony and if you don't like the date just agree another date or pay for a private ceremony.

In my case, I called my council immediately I knew from UKBA that they had posted my approval (it turns out to be an invitation letter) but they have not received my certificate then...immediately the council received my certificate from UKBA they just send me a letter confirming a date for public ceremony but I had to go for a private arrangement instead.
when you say ring council is that mean we need to ring NCS or any other people at council

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Re: HI

Post by ukpl » Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:25 am

osterly wrote:when you say ring council is that mean we need to ring NCS or any other people at council
Register Office

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Post by iyanu » Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:24 am

Yes ukpl is right...you will need to ring your local council Register Office...note that even if you used a different local council for NCS to submit your application (and/or you did not specify a particular council for your ceremony in your application), UKBA will send your certificate to the local council relevant to your home address.

So you just need to call the Register Office of your local council ( unless your local council does not offer naturalization ceremony).

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Post by KC8010 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:24 am

Hi guys

I rung the Register office of the council where I live and left a message for them to call me back as its been a week since I received my approval letter from UKBA but no invitation letter as yet and becoming increasingly worried as they say once you receive your approval letter you MUST book your ceremony within 14 days - how can you when you havent received your invitation letter???

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Post by KC8010 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:34 pm

YAY - got my Ceremony Invitation today in the post!!! Booked in for my ceremony on Wednesday Feb 02. 11 - then I am a British Citizen, I AM SOOOOOO EXCITED

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Re: HI

Post by sam16 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:30 pm

[quote="osterly"][quote="iyanu"]Yes, that is correct invitation letter will be sent from UKBA...and after you could contact your council...they will then send you a letter and questionnaire to confirm a date for ceremony and if you don't like the date just agree another date or pay for a private ceremony.

Hi ,

My British citizenship application has been approved and i ve received my invitation letter from UKBA after that my Council sent to me a letter and a questionnaire to confirm and choose a date for my ceremony and i did complete the questionnaire and choose a date and i ve sent them back to my council by post as they told me , I want to know is that all or do i have to receive an other confirmation letter ? or do i have just to go to the ceremony the date i ve chosen in my questionnaire ? or what to do ? Please let me know , Thank you

Kind Regards,

Sam

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Re: HI

Post by noble72uk » Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:15 pm

sam16 wrote:
osterly wrote:
iyanu wrote:Yes, that is correct invitation letter will be sent from UKBA...and after you could contact your council...they will then send you a letter and questionnaire to confirm a date for ceremony and if you don't like the date just agree another date or pay for a private ceremony.

Hi ,

My British citizenship application has been approved and i ve received my invitation letter from UKBA after that my Council sent to me a letter and a questionnaire to confirm and choose a date for my ceremony and i did complete the questionnaire and choose a date and i ve sent them back to my council by post as they told me , I want to know is that all or do i have to receive an other confirmation letter ? or do i have just to go to the ceremony the date i ve chosen in my questionnaire ? or what to do ? Please let me know , Thank you

Kind Regards,

Sam
Congratulations,

just go to the ceremony the date you ve chosen take with you the invitaion and an ID.

All the best

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Re: HI

Post by sam16 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:24 pm

noble72uk wrote:
sam16 wrote:
osterly wrote:
iyanu wrote:Yes, that is correct invitation letter will be sent from UKBA...and after you could contact your council...they will then send you a letter and questionnaire to confirm a date for ceremony and if you don't like the date just agree another date or pay for a private ceremony.

Hi ,

My British citizenship application has been approved and i ve received my invitation letter from UKBA after that my Council sent to me a letter and a questionnaire to confirm and choose a date for my ceremony and i did complete the questionnaire and choose a date and i ve sent them back to my council by post as they told me , I want to know is that all or do i have to receive an other confirmation letter ? or do i have just to go to the ceremony the date i ve chosen in my questionnaire ? or what to do ? Please let me know , Thank you

Kind Regards,

Sam
Congratulations,

just go to the ceremony the date you ve chosen take with you the invitaion and an ID.

All the best
Thank you very much noble72 uk , I ve called the Council and they told me same , They said just come in to the Council the date you ve selected for the ceremony in your questionnaire, I am very very happy , Thanks a lot

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