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December 2013 - Naturalization timeline

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collipu
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Re: December 2013 - Naturalization timeline

Post by collipu » Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:44 pm

Sonabacha wrote:
collipu wrote:
john101 wrote:Both you, me and Sonabacha have similar timelines. I guess we are with caseworker who has a lot of apps to process!
let see who will win the race first :D
Hahah. Hope all!

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Re: December 2013 - Naturalization timeline

Post by john101 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:00 pm

just have to pray and hope b4 the month end or first week of next month we all get a positive news...

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Re: December 2013 - Naturalization timeline

Post by SameerBhagawatUk » Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:00 pm

Yes,

I called them at about 12-00 today and they said that a decision has been made, didnt let me know on the phone what it was. My heart is going to beat at double the rate till I see the brown envelope. I have been told that the letters (for both wife and me) were posted yesterday so hopefully may receive them tomorrow.

Praying.

My timeliness for reference:

Eligibility criteria : 5yrs HSMP + 1 Yr ILR
Method of application: NCS
Date of application: 30/12/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 03/01/2014 (Estimated)
Date of acknowledgement : 29/01/2014 Dated 23/01/2014
Date of debit of fees: 23/01/2014
Date of letter posted: 19/02/2014

Waiting for the letter now....

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Re: December 2013 - Naturalization timeline

Post by rikken » Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:57 pm

Just to update my timeline. Received approval today.

Eligibility criteria: UKM
Method of application: Post (RM special delivery)
Date of application: 11/12/2013
Payment method: Debit card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 12/12/13 (from RM tracking service)
Date of acknowledgment: 27/01/14 (dated 22/01/14)
Date of debit or clearance of fees: attempted on 22/01/14 but payment failed, finalised on 07/02/14
Requested return of passport: 28/01/14
Passport returned: 01/02/14
Date approval received: 20/02/14 (dated 18/02/14)
Date of ceremony: to be confirmed


Letter says I need to wait for another letter which will confirm the ceremony date and time.

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Re: December 2013 - Naturalization timeline

Post by TTOE » Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:35 pm

InUkOnHsmp wrote:Finally, received the brown envelopes in the post today, updated timelines:

Joint application
Eligibility criteria: 2 yrs HSMP + 3 years Tier1 + ILR (12 months)
Language criteria met: Me - Expires ILETS certificate used at the time of EC, Fresh IELTS certificate for wife
Referees used - Manager at work, and colleague at work
Current nationality: Indian
Method of application: NCS
Date of application: 16th December 2013
Payment method - Debit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 17 December 2013
Date of aknowlegment: 24 January 2014 (dated 20 January 2014)
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 21 January 2014 (Balance dropped on 20 January 2014, transaction appeared on the 21st)
Date approval received: 20 February 2014 (dated 11 February 2014)
Date of ceremony: 24 February 2014 (Private)

Thanks for all the support forum members, I appreciate it very much. Now next step passport applications, hopefully next week.

Regards
Proper happy for you mate! congrats to you and your Mrs. All the best with the remaining part of the whole journey.

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Re: December 2013 - Naturalization timeline

Post by TTOE » Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:40 pm

rikken wrote:Just to update my timeline. Received approval today.

Eligibility criteria: UKM
Method of application: Post (RM special delivery)
Date of application: 11/12/2013
Payment method: Debit card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 12/12/13 (from RM tracking service)
Date of acknowledgment: 27/01/14 (dated 22/01/14)
Date of debit or clearance of fees: attempted on 22/01/14 but payment failed, finalised on 07/02/14
Requested return of passport: 28/01/14
Passport returned: 01/02/14
Date approval received: 20/02/14 (dated 18/02/14)
Date of ceremony: to be confirmed


Letter says I need to wait for another letter which will confirm the ceremony date and time.
Well done mate! All the best with every other steps.

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Re: December 2013 - Naturalization timeline

Post by TTOE » Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:52 pm

tier_2_applicant wrote:December stats:

Total applications: 68
Fees debited: 63 (92.65%)
Acknowledgement received: 51 (75.00%)
Approval received: 27 (39.70%)

This is correct as @ 18:50, 20 February.
Many thanks to tier_2_applicant

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Re: December 2013 - Naturalization timeline

Post by somemightsay » Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:00 pm

Eligibility criteria: HSMP (2 years) + Tier 1 (3 years) + ILR (1 year)
Language criteria met (UK degree, exempt countries, PBS used documents, NARIC, or B1 test): exempt country (U.S.A.)
Current nationality: American
Method of application: NCS
Council name if NCS used: Wandsworth
Date of NCS appointment: 4/12/13
Payment method: debit card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 5/12/13
Date of acknowledgment: 17/1/14 (letter received on 21/1/14)
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 20/1/14
Date of approval: 10/2/14 (letter received on 19/2/14)
Date of ceremony: 21/2/14

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Re: December 2013 - Naturalization timeline

Post by TTOE » Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:34 pm

somemightsay wrote:Eligibility criteria: HSMP (2 years) + Tier 1 (3 years) + ILR (1 year)
Language criteria met (UK degree, exempt countries, PBS used documents, NARIC, or B1 test): exempt country (U.S.A.)
Current nationality: American
Method of application: NCS
Council name if NCS used: Wandsworth
Date of NCS appointment: 4/12/13
Payment method: debit card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 5/12/13
Date of acknowledgment: 17/1/14 (letter received on 21/1/14)
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 20/1/14
Date of approval: 10/2/14 (letter received on 19/2/14)
Date of ceremony: 21/2/14
Wow! DofC very quick, did you opt for a private ceremony?

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Re: December 2013 - Naturalization timeline

Post by somemightsay » Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:52 pm

Yes, I booked a private ceremony this morning.

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Re: December 2013 - Naturalization timeline

Post by TTOE » Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:02 pm

somemightsay wrote:Yes, I booked a private ceremony this morning.
Congrats and well done. All the best with every other remaining steps. Enjoy the moment.

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Re: December 2013 - Naturalization timeline

Post by InUkOnHsmp » Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:35 pm

Proper happy for you mate! congrats to you and your Mrs. All the best with the remaining part of the whole journey.
Thanks pal, I am sure you will receive your approval soon too, from your previous posts I know its in the post :). From my case and rikken's case you can see how reliable royal mail second class delivery is, so keep your fingers crossed :).

For me the journey is just beginning, next step ceremony, then passport application.

Good luck TTOE and vengud123, keep us in the loop.

Also congratulations to rikken, glad to know it ended on a happy note after all the mishaps with the fee debit etc. Good luck for your next steps.
Challenges make life worth it!

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Re: December 2013 - Naturalization timeline

Post by rikken » Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:30 am

InUkOnHsmp wrote:Also congratulations to rikken, glad to know it ended on a happy note after all the mishaps with the fee debit etc. Good luck for your next steps.
Thanks! Same here I expected it to drag out a bit longer. I requested a different council for the ceremony as to where I live so hopefully that gets sorted out OK.

Also nice to know that requesting the return of passport made no difference to the timeframes, which is contrary to a lot of the opinions on this board.

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Re: December 2013 - Naturalization timeline

Post by segs2tier1 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:52 am

Spoke to one of the agents on the phone earlier, my case is still pending. Applied on the 17th of December 2013.

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Re: December 2013 - Naturalization timeline

Post by collipu » Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:59 am

Has anyone called today? again I got the same standard response.

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Re: December 2013 - Naturalization timeline

Post by TTOE » Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:21 am

teee2 wrote:
teee2 wrote:Eligibility criteria: Work Permit + ILR
Method of application: NCS (Ealing-London)
Date Applied: 09/12/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 10/12/2013
Date of debit of fees: 18/01/2014
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 21/01/2014
Date of receipt of approval: Waiting
Date of Ceremony:Waiting
I cannot find the edit button, so I'll give a quick update here. I received a letter (dated 20th February) this morning from Ealing Council inviting me to the citizenship ceremony on Tuesday 25/02/2013. I am yet to receive the Home Office invitation. I have unsuccessfully tried to contact the council by phone. I have emailed them though. Hopefully the approval letter will come before Tuesday.

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Re: December 2013 - Naturalization timeline

Post by HSMP_MBA_provision » Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:44 pm

john101 wrote:i called HO 2day, the lady i spoke with said still pending, also in process... i just wonder why is it taking so long to hear from HO.. i think we all have to b patient
Hi, I called today as well and the same response. My feed were takes on 22/01.

People applied in January has already received the approval by looking on January 14 timeline thread. I think it is really individual case to case basis- My case should be straight forward but may be I am from a 'risky' country and HO need to get some type of clearance from other departments . Also I think previous application history probably matter as well.

Has anybody with ILR/Tier 1 application as a limited company director or self employed received the approval from Dec 13 applicants?

Congrats to all who received the brown envelope sofar and good luck to rest of us!

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Re: December 2013 - Naturalization timeline

Post by collipu » Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:11 pm

HSMP_MBA_provision wrote:
john101 wrote:i called HO 2day, the lady i spoke with said still pending, also in process... i just wonder why is it taking so long to hear from HO.. i think we all have to b patient
Hi, I called today as well and the same response. My feed were takes on 22/01.

People applied in January has already received the approval by looking on January 14 timeline thread. I think it is really individual case to case basis- My case should be straight forward but may be I am from a 'risky' country and HO need to get some type of clearance from other departments . Also I think previous application history probably matter as well.

Has anybody with ILR/Tier 1 application as a limited company director or self employed received the approval from Dec 13 applicants?

Congrats to all who received the brown envelope sofar and good luck to rest of us!
The usual response is "not complete", which I am assuming means not looked at yet. Don't think being LTD/Self Employed should make it any complicated.

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Re: December 2013 - Naturalization timeline

Post by TTOE » Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:35 pm

Joint Application.
Method of application: Special Delivery - Self
Date of application: 17/12/2013
Payment method : Debit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 18/12/2013 (tracked)
Date of aknowlegment: 24/01/2014 (Dated 20/01/2014)
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 20/01/2014
Passports, BRPs and other supporting documents received on 15/02/2014
Date approval received:
Date of ceremony: 05/03/2014 Private Ceremony confirmed.
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Re: December 2013 - Naturalization timeline

Post by dnkumars » Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:48 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 Year ILR + 1 Year
Language criteria met (degree & 10 Points in English Language from UKBA Calculator)
Method of application: NCS Harrow
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of application: 17/12/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 18/12/2013 (Royal Mail tracking)
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 22/01/2014
Date of acknowledgement: Received by post on 25/01/2014, dated 21/01/2014
Date of approval received: Pending.
Date of ceremony: Pending.

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Re: December 2013 - Naturalization timeline

Post by collipu » Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:49 pm

Who else is waiting from December?

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December 2013 - Naturalization Application timeline

Post by dnkumars » Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:55 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 Year ILR + 1 Year
Language criteria met (degree & 10 Points in English Language from UKBA Calculator)
Method of application: NCS Harrow
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of application: 17/12/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 18/12/2013 (Royal Mail tracking)
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 22/01/2014
Date of acknowledgement: Received by post on 25/01/2014, dated 21/01/2014
Date approval received: Pending.
Date of ceremony: Pending.

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Re: Re:

Post by ramaven » Fri Feb 21, 2014 3:22 pm

ramaven wrote:
ramaven wrote:Eligibility criteria: WP 3 years + HSMP 2 years + ILR 2 years and 7 Months
Language criteria met (UK degree, exempt countries, PBS used documents, NARIC, or B1 test): NARIC English, Comparabiltiy
Current nationality: Indian
Method of application: NCS
Council name if NCS used:
Date of application: 04th Dec 2013
Payment method CC/DC, Personal cheque, Bankers cheque etc: CC
Date of receipt by UKBA: 05th Dec 2013( Royal Mail tracking)
Date of aknowlegment: 21/01/14
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 17/01/14
Date approval received: 19/01/14 [ letter dated 11/2/2014
Date of ceremony:21/02/2014 (booked by private)
Sorry guys.. Some reason am unable to update my original post...Thank you very much for this forum support

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Re: December 2013 - Naturalization timeline

Post by shweminthar » Fri Feb 21, 2014 4:44 pm

Application Timeline


Eligibility criteria: 5 years & 1 year ILR
Method of application: NCS Hounslow
Date of application: 12. 12. 2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: Not known
Date of debit of fees: 22.01.2014
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 24.01.2014 dated on 20.01.2014
Date of receipt of approval: 21. 02. 2014
Date of receipt of documents: N/A
Date of receipt of registration certificate: waiting
certificate dated:?? waiting

Dear fellow members,

I have today received the good new from HO. Please see the above updated time line. When I called HO on 14.02.14, I was told that my application was in progress and HO was dealing with 03 November application. So, I thought I might not hear from them until March. But, today, I received the approval dated 17.02.14 ( Three days after I called them). I suppose that they are finalising all December applications.

Thank you so much and good luck all.

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Re: December 2013 - Naturalization timeline

Post by inception » Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:37 pm

Eligibility criteria: 10 Year + ILR
Language criteria met Life in the UK and B1
Method of application: NCS
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of application: 18/12/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 19/12/2013 (Royal Mail tracking)
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 22/01/2014
Date of acknowledgement: Received by post on 25/01/2014, dated 21/01/2014
Date approval received: Pending.
Date of ceremony: Pending.

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