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February 2019 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

A section for posts relating to applications for Naturalisation or Registration as a British Citizen. Naturalisation

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Britney99
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Re: February 2019 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Britney99 » Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:49 pm

Eligibility criteria: ILR for 8 years
Language Criteria: Australian
Nationality : Australian
Method of application: Online & UKVCAS
Date of application: 2/2/19
Payment method: card
Date of acknowledgement: 2/2/19
Date of debit of fees: 2/2/19
Date of Biometric letter issued: 4/2/19 UKCVAS
Date of biometric letter received: 4/2/19
Date Biometrics enrolled:4/2/19
Date on Approval letter: waiting, madly checking post box each day
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date of Ceremony:
Date of Passport Application:
Date of debit of fees:
Date Passport to be received:

Kudzaishe
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Re: February 2019 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Kudzaishe » Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:56 am

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + 1 Year ILR
Language Criteria: Life in the UK Test & Trinity B1
Nationality : Zimbabwean
Method of application: Online & UKVCAS
Date of application: 15/2/19
Payment method: Amex
Date of acknowledgement: 15/2/19
Date of debit of fees: 15/2/19
Date of Biometric letter issued: 15/2/19 UKCVAS
Date of biometric letter received: 15/2/19
Date Biometrics enrolled:19/2/19
Date on Approval letter:
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date of Ceremony:
Date of Passport Application:
Date of debit of fees:
Date Passport to be received:

Still waiting .. :(

Refugees786
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Re: February 2019 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Refugees786 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:26 pm

Eligibility criteria: 10 years/ Refugee + 1 ILR
Language Criteria: LIUK test+ B1
Nationality : Afghanistan
Method of application: Online & UKVCAS Birmingham
Date of application: 07/02/2019
Payment method: CC
Date of acknowledgement: 08/02/2019
Date Biometrics enrolled: 19/02/2019
Date on Approval letter: waiting,
Date of receipt of approval: waiting
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: waiting
Still waiting, nothing received. :roll:

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CR001
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Re: February 2019 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by CR001 » Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:19 pm

Sanjee wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:16 pm
Please respect that this is a TIMELINE ONLY topic. Do not ask questions in this thread.
Char (CR001 not Casa)
In life you cannot press the Backspace button!!
Please DO NOT send me a PM for immigration advice. I reserve the right to ignore the PM and not respond.

luhpaoli
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Re: February 2019 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by luhpaoli » Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:31 pm

luhpaoli wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:21 am
Eligibility criteria: 5 years + 1 year PR status
Language Criteria: B1 trinity
Nationality: Brazilian
Method of application: Online + post
Date of application: 19/02/2019
Payment method: Online
Date of acknowledgement: 20/02/2019
Date of debit of fees: 20/02/2019
Date of Biometric letter issued: 19/02/2019
Date of biometric letter received: 19/02/2019
Date Biometrics enrolled: 20/02/2019
Date on Approval letter: 20/04/2019
Date of receipt of approval: 26/04/2019
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 03/05/2019
Date of Ceremony: 11/06/2019
Date of Passport Application: 13/06/2019 online
Date of debit of fees: 13/06/2019
Date of sending documents: 17/06/2019 (Had to wait for countersignatory to confirm my identity online before sending)
Date Passport to be received: 1/7/2019

mengo
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Re: February 2019 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by mengo » Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:04 am

mengo wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:01 am
Eligibility criteria: 5 years + 1 years ILR
Language Criteria: MSc Degree in UK
Nationality: Non-EU
Method of application: Online + New Service (UKVCAS)
Date of application: 25/02/2019
Payment method: Online (Credit Card)
Date of acknowledgement: 26/02/2019 (email)
Date of debit of fees: 26/02/2019
Date of Biometric letter issued: 25/02/2019
Date of biometric letter received: 25/02/2019
Date Biometrics enrolled: 26/02/2019
Date on Approval letter: 06/06/2019 (No letter yet, HO email confirmed this)
Date of receipt of approval: Waiting
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 28/06/2019 (email invitation only from Home Office dated 20/06/2019)
Date of Ceremony: 05/07/2019 (Private)
Date of Passport Application:
Date of debit of fees:
Date Passport to be received:
After I enquired about my application, NationalitySupportTeamFMT@homeoffice.gov.uk finally replied that my application is granted and I will receive a communication within 21 days (on 21/06/2019). I was told that application was "granted" on 06/06/2019 but "due to administrative error" it was not sent out. Basically, my email triggered sending out of the letter.
Oddly, I received an email (28/06/2019) rather than letter ceremony invitation from Home Office, asking me to contact local council to arrange ceremony which I did same day. Email was like a copy pasted letter which was dated 20/06/2019.

Davin
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Re: February 2019 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Davin » Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:21 pm

Eligibility criteria: LR + 1Year
Language Criteria: UK degree
Nationality : Pakistani
Method of application: online + UKVCAS
Date of application: 26 Feb
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of acknowledgement: 27 Feb
Date Biometrics enrolled: 1 March
Date on Approval letter: 26 June
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date of Ceremony: not booked yet
Date of Passport Application:
Date of debit of fees:
Date Passport to be received:

isko
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Re: February 2019 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by isko » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:41 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + 7 years PR
Language Criteria: B1 CEFR Trinity College + Life in UK Test
Nationality : Non EU
Method of application: Online (UKVCAS New Service)
Date of application: 25 Feb 2019
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of acknowledgement: 23 Feb 2019
Date of debit of fees: 23 Feb 2019
Date Biometrics enrolled: 20 March 2019 (Croydon UKVCAS, Sopra Steria, new service)
Date on Approval letter:
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date of Ceremony:
Date of Passport Application:
Date of debit of fees:
Date Passport to be received:

From Biometrics until today (10th July) I have been waiting for 16 weeks and no news.

Fuzzgecko85
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Re: February 2019 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Fuzzgecko85 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:27 pm

Eligibility criteria: Ancestral & ILR
Language Criteria:
B1 English certificate + LIUK test
Nationality : South African
Method of application: Online
Date of application:26/02/2019
Payment method: Credit card
Date of acknowledgement: 27/02/2019
Date of debit of fees: 27/02/2019
Date Biometrics enrolled: 09/03/2019 -UKVCAS-croydon core centre - appointment @ 9am lasted 10min due to documentation pre-scanned
Date on Approval letter: 08/05/2019
Date of receipt of approval: 18/05/2019
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 20/05/2019
Date of Ceremony: 12/06/2019
Date of Passport Application: 12/06/2019
Date of debit of fees:13/06/2019
Date Passport to be received:26/06/2019

Good luck to everyone still waiting...

Onesie2017
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Re: February 2019 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Onesie2017 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:35 pm

Onesie2017 wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:27 am
Eligibility criteria: Refugee 5yrs + 1yr ILR
Language Criteria: B1 + LITUK
Nationality : Nigerian
Method of application:Online+UKVCAS(1adult+2children)
Date of application: 6th feb 2019
Payment method: Online (MasterCard debit)
Date of acknowledgement: 6th feb 2019
Date of debit of fees: 6th feb 2019
Date of Biometric letter issued: 6th feb 2019
Date of biometric letter received: 6th feb 2019
Date Biometrics enrolled: 8th feb 2019
Date on Approval letter: 31st May 2019
Date of receipt of approval: (found it lying around in the communal area by the post box a few days before the ceremony)
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 11th June 2019 dated 8th June 2019
Date of Ceremony: 18th July 2019 but will go for private earlier (27th June 2019)
Date of Passport Application: 27th June 2019
Date of debit of fees: 27th June 2019
Date Passport to be received: 12th July 2019
Applications was for myself and 2 children aged 2 and 3 and timeline is same for all three applications.
Finally I can sleep in peace!!!
Thank you to everyone on this forum for all your contributions and encouragements and good luck to all still awaiting a decision.

bigben1982
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Re: February 2019 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by bigben1982 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:59 am

Eligibility criteria: ILR based on long term residency plus 21 months on ILR
Language Criteria: UK bachelors degree
Nationality :Non- EU
Method of application: Online & UKVCAS
Date of application: 18/02/2019
Payment method: Credit card
Date of acknowledgement: 19/02/2019
Date of debit of fees:19/02/2019
Date of Biometric letter issued: N/A
Date of biometric letter received: N/A
Date Biometrics enrolled: 01/03/2019,UKVCAS Manchester
Date on Approval letter:10/07/2019
Date of receipt of approval: 22/07/2019
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 20/07/2019
Date of Ceremony: Postponed to September. Received Ceremony invitation before receiving Home office approval letter. Council automatically booked my ceremony for 24/07/2019 but I called them today to postpone it for September because of going for a European holiday in end of next month.Very important thing,if you experience the same situation like me,Council will advice you that you need Home office approval letter to attend the ceremony regardless of the invitation by them. Luckily,I got the Homeoffice letter also today.Delayed almost 5 months by HO for no reason. Atlast an update here.
Date of Passport Application: Pending
Date of debit of fees: Pending
Date Passport to be received: Pending

Please be patience, my application was straightforward still it took this long.

Lisa F
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Re: February 2019 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Lisa F » Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:55 pm

Lisa F wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:31 pm
Eligibility criteria: 19 years resident + 19 years ILR (granted as a minor with British (by descent) mother)
Language Criteria: B1 & Life In UK Test
Nationality: South African
Method of application: Online & UKVCAS
Date of application: 6 Feb 2019
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of acknowledgement: 6 Feb 2019
Date of debit of fees: 6 Feb 2019
Date of Biometric letter issued: N/A
Date of biometric letter received: N/A
Date Biometrics & Documents Upload: 19 Feb 2019 @ UKVCAS Cambridge

Additional documents requested (due to passport expiring 2016): 17 April 2019
Additional documents posted overnight recorded: 23 April 2019

Refusal Letter received: 24 June 2019
Letter arrived acknowledging additional documents received (seriously!?): 23 July 2019
Letter of appeal, with supporting documents, posted recorded: 1 August 2019

Date on Approval letter: Waiting
Date of receipt of approval: Waiting
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Waiting
Date of Ceremony: Waiting
Date of Passport Application: Waiting
Date of debit of fees: Waiting
Date Passport to be received: Waiting

clairepf
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Re: February 2019 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by clairepf » Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:20 am

clairepf wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:04 pm
Eligibility criteria: 10 Year + 1 Year ILR
Language Criteria: UK uni degree
Nationality : Non EU
Method of application: UKVCAS Sopra Steria
Date of application: 18/02/2019
Payment method: Online
Date of acknowledgement: 18/02/2019
Date of debit of fees: 18/02/2019
Date of Biometric letter issued:
Date of biometric letter received:
Date Biometrics enrolled: 01/03/2019
Date on Approval letter: Waiting
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date of Ceremony:
Date of Passport Application:
Date of debit of fees:
Date Passport to be received:
Still waiting. Received a letter from home office saying ‘we aim to process all applications within 6 months however following our assessment of your case it appears we will not be able to process your application within 6 months. This is because your case raises exceptionally complex issues and we require further time to process. We will make a decision as soon as possible ‘. Guess it’s a waiting game

bigben1982
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Re: February 2019 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by bigben1982 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:51 pm

Eligibility criteria: ILR based on long term residency plus 21 months on ILR
Language Criteria: UK bachelors degree
Nationality :Non- EU
Method of application: Online & UKVCAS
Date of application: 18/02/2019
Payment method: Credit card
Date of acknowledgement: 19/02/2019
Date of debit of fees:19/02/2019
Date of Biometric letter issued: N/A
Date of biometric letter received: N/A
Date Biometrics enrolled: 01/03/2019,UKVCAS Manchester
Date on Approval letter:10/07/2019
Date of receipt of approval: 22/07/2019
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 20/07/2019(Original ceremony automatically booked by council was on 24/07/2019 but postponed to September then re-booked on 27/07/2019 for 31/07/2019).
Date of Ceremony:31/07/2019
Applied for: The first adult passport after naturalization
Applying from: United Kingdom
Method of application: Online
Date of Application: 31 July 2019
Date Identity Verified: 31 July 2019 (countersign)
Date documents sent: 01 August 2019 Special delivery
Date Documents Received: 02 August 2019
Joined Processing Queue: 05 August 2019
Application Approved: 12 August 2019
Date of Text Confirming Passport Dispatch: 12 August 2019
Date of Text from Courier: 14 August 2019
Date of Passport received: 14 August 2019
Date of Return of Documents: 14 August 2019

Atlast my visa life is over.I couldn't make it to this stage without this immigration forum.Thanks ever so much to all the forum experts especially CR001.I will see you guys in another topic.

isko
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Re: February 2019 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by isko » Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:24 pm

isko wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:41 pm
Eligibility criteria: 5 years + 7 years PR
Language Criteria: B1 CEFR Trinity College + Life in UK Test
Nationality : Non EU
Method of application: Online (UKVCAS New Service)
Date of application: 25 Feb 2019
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of acknowledgement: 23 Feb 2019
Date of debit of fees: 23 Feb 2019
Date Biometrics enrolled: 20 March 2019 (Croydon UKVCAS, Sopra Steria, new service)
Date on Approval letter:
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date of Ceremony:
Date of Passport Application:
Date of debit of fees:
Date Passport to be received:

From Biometrics until today (10th July) I have been waiting for 16 weeks and no news.
UPDATE: Received a letter today saying that following their assessment, my case will not be processed within 6 months target as my application raises exceptionally complex issues and they require further more time to consider my case. Really stressing out now! :cry:

Lisa F
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Re: February 2019 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Lisa F » Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:44 pm

Lisa F wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:31 pm
Eligibility criteria: 19 years resident + 19 years ILR (granted as a minor with British (by descent) mother)
Language Criteria: B1 & Life In UK Test
Nationality: South African
Method of application: Online & UKVCAS
Date of application: 6 Feb 2019
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of acknowledgement: 6 Feb 2019
Date of debit of fees: 6 Feb 2019
Date of Biometric letter issued: N/A
Date of biometric letter received: N/A
Date Biometrics & Documents Upload: 19 Feb 2019 @ UKVCAS Cambridge

Additional documents requested (due to passport expiring 2016): 17 April 2019
Additional documents posted overnight recorded: 23 April 2019

Refusal Letter received: 24 June 2019
Letter arrived acknowledging additional documents received (seriously!?): 23 July 2019
Letter of appeal, with supporting documents, posted recorded: 1 August 2019
Letter of acknowledgement of appeal (dated 23rd August) received: 29 August 2019

Date on Approval letter: Waiting
Date of receipt of approval: Waiting
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Waiting
Date of Ceremony: Waiting
Date of Passport Application: Waiting
Date of debit of fees: Waiting
Date Passport to be received: Waiting

Lisa F
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Re: February 2019 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Lisa F » Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:04 pm

Lisa F wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:44 pm
Lisa F wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:31 pm
Eligibility criteria: 19 years resident + 19 years ILR (granted as a minor with British (by descent) mother)
Language Criteria: B1 & Life In UK Test
Nationality: South African
Method of application: Online & UKVCAS
Date of application: 6 Feb 2019
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of acknowledgement: 6 Feb 2019
Date of debit of fees: 6 Feb 2019
Date of Biometric letter issued: N/A
Date of biometric letter received: N/A
Date Biometrics & Documents Upload: 19 Feb 2019 @ UKVCAS Cambridge

Additional documents requested (due to passport expiring 2016): 17 April 2019
Additional documents posted overnight recorded: 23 April 2019

Refusal Letter received: 24 June 2019
Letter arrived acknowledging additional documents received (seriously!?): 23 July 2019
Letter of appeal, with supporting documents, posted recorded: 1 August 2019
Letter of acknowledgement of appeal (dated 23rd August) received: 29 August 2019

HO phone call to say refusal will be reconsidered: 25 September 2019

Date on Approval letter: Waiting
Date of receipt of approval: Waiting
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Waiting
Date of Ceremony: Waiting
Date of Passport Application: Waiting
Date of debit of fees: Waiting
Date Passport to be received: Waiting
Good news this morning!

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Re: February 2019 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by tobiogunleye » Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:01 am

Eligibility criteria: ILR for 1 year
Language Criteria: Nigerian
Nationality: Nigerian
Method of application: Online & UKVCAS
Date of application: 26/2/19
Payment method: card
Date of acknowledgement: 26/2/19
Date of debit of fees: 26/2/19
Date Biometrics enrolled: 26/2/19
Date on Approval letter: waiting
Date of receipt of approval:waiting
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:waiting
Date of Ceremony:waiting
Date of Passport Application:waiting
Date of debit of fees:waiting
Date Passport to be received:waiting

tobiogunleye
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Re: February 2019 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by tobiogunleye » Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:02 am

Eligibility criteria: ILR for 1 year
Language Criteria: Nigerian
Nationality: Nigerian
Method of application: Online & UKVCAS
Date of application: 26/2/19
Payment method: card
Date of acknowledgement: 26/2/19
Date of debit of fees: 26/2/19
Date Biometrics enrolled: 26/2/19
Date on Approval letter: wailting
Date of receipt of approval:waiting
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:waiting
Date of Ceremony:waiting
Date of Passport Application:waiting
Date of debit of fees:waiting
Date Passport to be received:waiting

KatiSarah
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Re: February 2019 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by KatiSarah » Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:31 pm

Eligibility criteria :5years Refugee +1 year refugee ILR
Lungage criteria:English B1 Trinity College
Life in UK .
Nationality:Europe /NON EEA
Date of application:14 February 2019
Method of application:Online UKVCAS
Payment method :Online
Date of acknowledgement:14 February 2019
Date of debit of fees: 14 February 2019
Date of Biometric letter issued: n/a
Date of biometric letter received: n/a
Date Biometrics enrolled:14 February 2019 (100£ fee)
Date on Approval letter:30 September 2019
Date of receipt of approval: 17 October 2019
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:Advised to contact the Council,recived the invitation by email after contacting them.
Date of Ceremony:23 October
Date of Passport Application: N/A

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