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emarketeruk
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Post by emarketeruk » Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:59 am

Hi All,
I got my approval on saturday 6th Oct. Eventhough it was few weeks later than the july club members, i am catching up on the time i have missed. Called my council first thing today (monday) & managed to get the ceremony booked for tomorrow :D

passport application is also ready so probably will be sent it to passport office tomorrow too :D all the best for everyone

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Post by kel » Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:13 am

great news! lucky you managed to get a ceremony date so soon. I have to wait until 31st October!

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Re: finally

Post by ola1 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:27 pm

emarketeruk wrote:finally i have received my approval this saturday ... need to call tomorrow to book for ceremony as i am planning to go private... :D
congrats mate. it's like all July club is almost done with waiting for approval.

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Post by ola1 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:32 pm

emarketeruk wrote:Hi All,
I got my approval on saturday 6th Oct. Eventhough it was few weeks later than the july club members, i am catching up on the time i have missed. Called my council first thing today (monday) & managed to get the ceremony booked for tomorrow :D

passport application is also ready so probably will be sent it to passport office tomorrow too :D all the best for everyone
nice1 mate. am so happy for you :D :lol:

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Post by Meropenem » Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:27 pm

Waiting for approval and getting really stressed out and impatient. Applied on 14 June. Is anyone still waiting since June.

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Post by emarketeruk » Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:37 pm

Hi All,
i completed my ceremony today & became a british citizen :D it was such an experience. All the best for all of you & i am sure your memorable day is not long away... sending my passport application tomorrow 8) ken, ola1.. thanks for both of you!!!

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Post by trs2011 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:32 pm

emarketeruk wrote:Hi All,
i completed my ceremony today & became a british citizen :D it was such an experience. All the best for all of you & i am sure your memorable day is not long away... sending my passport application tomorrow 8) ken, ola1.. thanks for both of you!!!
I sent mine on the 19th Sep and reached HO on the 20th Sep , money debited on 1 Oct , am i in the Sept club or October club and when do you think is the average time to hear the approval guys , thanx !! Anyone just chip in i m curious on the time waiting ... :)

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Post by kel » Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:45 pm

trs2011 wrote:
emarketeruk wrote:Hi All,
i completed my ceremony today & became a british citizen :D it was such an experience. All the best for all of you & i am sure your memorable day is not long away... sending my passport application tomorrow 8) ken, ola1.. thanks for both of you!!!
I sent mine on the 19th Sep and reached HO on the 20th Sep , money debited on 1 Oct , am i in the Sept club or October club and when do you think is the average time to hear the approval guys , thanx !! Anyone just chip in i m curious on the time waiting ... :)
if my timeline is anything to go buy i would say you would probably get approval by beginning December, all going well

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Post by trs2011 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:45 pm

kel wrote:
trs2011 wrote:
emarketeruk wrote:Hi All,
i completed my ceremony today & became a british citizen :D it was such an experience. All the best for all of you & i am sure your memorable day is not long away... sending my passport application tomorrow 8) ken, ola1.. thanks for both of you!!!
I sent mine on the 19th Sep and reached HO on the 20th Sep , money debited on 1 Oct , am i in the Sept club or October club and when do you think is the average time to hear the approval guys , thanx !! Anyone just chip in i m curious on the time waiting ... :)
if my timeline is anything to go buy i would say you would probably get approval by beginning December, all going well
Cheers mate , the wait is gonna kill me as we all know human nature just wants things done on an immediate basis rather than waiting ..

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Post by emarketeruk » Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:09 am

applied for my passport today through check & send :D now the wait start for British Passport
Last edited by emarketeruk on Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:17 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by ash210 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:45 pm

emarketeruk, which council did you book ur ceremony with? and did you receive ur invitation letter on the same day as approval, the reason i am asking is my application has been approved yesterday and my solicitor got the approval letter today and he called me and said as soon as he receives the invitation he will post them to me, now can i book the ceremony(private) without waiting for invitation
regards
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Post by emarketeruk » Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:07 am

ash210, Its quite surprising why different people receive reply in different ways. I got only one letter which says my application for nationality has been approved & I should get in touch with my council details (given below in the letter) to book my ceremony within 21 days. I received my letter on Saturday, but when I called first thing Monday, I expected them to say something like “call back after few days" or “wait for invitation from us” etc as this is what many people have experienced.

But to my surprise, they took my reference number & confirmed they are able to offer me the Tuesday ceremony which was great. Mine was Waybridge Office (Surrey City Council), eventhough i applied through Hounslow NCS

going private doesn't mean you can book without invitation. it just enables you to be able to book an earlier date as per your availability

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Post by emarketeruk » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:12 am

Hi All,
I am aware there is an online form you can fill to request status update for your passport application. Can someone point me to the link as I am not able to locate it in the forum please?

Thanks in advance

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Post by kel » Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:40 am

why is grand parents details necessary to be sent with passport application? i see this info as irrelevant really. also i think it will be a struggle to obtain some of these details.

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Post by trs2011 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:23 pm

This afternoon , tried my luck regarding my citizenship application , got through and spoke with a guy . I asked him if they had received my application last month and he said i should check with Royal mail track and b4 he finished i cut him and said i wanted to know if the details are on the system/database . He wanted to say something then i quickly cut him again and told him its important i know this because i need peace of mind on this , and then he just said "ok , gimme your details" , i gave him and he checked . He said they have everything on the system and its going through the checks then after that passed to the caseworker , and i was , "ok , cheers see ya end of October when i will be back to check !!"

Any thoughts ? I also wanted to know about my passport coz i m dying to go on holiday , my gf is nagging me about this . The bad thing is i sent my original documents by post since i didn't want to waste my money on these NCS people , who rip people off for nothing .

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Contact UKBA

Post by Dee007 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:24 am

Hi guyz please can somebody give me the HO contact number and options to select to get to somebody about progress of my BC application. Thanks

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Re: Contact UKBA

Post by trs2011 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:02 pm

Dee007 wrote:Hi guyz please can somebody give me the HO contact number and options to select to get to somebody about progress of my BC application. Thanks
Call 08450105200 , press option 2 , then option 2 again and you will speak to someone , ignore the stupid message of saying not to call if you have applied within 6 months , its fake :lol: :lol:

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Post by mcovet » Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:44 pm

or the cheaper version 01516725626

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Post by Jellybean123 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:48 pm

YAY my invitation letter came today now to book my ceremony and then get my application off for my passport!

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Post by ola1 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:37 pm

emarketeruk wrote:Hi All,
i completed my ceremony today & became a british citizen :D it was such an experience. All the best for all of you & i am sure your memorable day is not long away... sending my passport application tomorrow 8) ken, ola1.. thanks for both of you!!!
congrats mate. so happy for you. sorry for been late to respond

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