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Re: General Discussion During Naturalisation Application Process

Post by Akes44 » Mon May 20, 2019 6:43 am

Hello,

I applied on 20 Jan 2019 and am eligible because of military service. Has anyone here either had any updates on applications around that date, or does anybody know the exact right to work status whilst our applications are ongoing? Also if there are any Foregun and commonwealth soldiers on here, I'd be keen to hear your feedback.

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Re: General Discussion During Naturalisation Application Process

Post by cja_1234 » Mon May 20, 2019 10:37 am

Hello

For those who've received a decision, does a letter comes through "signed for & tracked" postage?

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Re: General Discussion During Naturalisation Application Process

Post by CR001 » Mon May 20, 2019 10:42 am

cja_1234 wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 10:37 am
Hello

For those who've received a decision, does a letter comes through "signed for & tracked" postage?
Normal 2nd class post in a brown A5 envelope. Looks a bit like junk mail.
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Re: General Discussion During Naturalisation Application Process

Post by Akes44 » Mon May 20, 2019 11:05 am

Also,

Has anyone had success with their MP getting involved?

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Re: General Discussion During Naturalisation Application Process

Post by Szilvana » Tue May 21, 2019 12:09 am

Hi guys, my BC application is pending but I'm looking to travel for a good few weeks. How long is it "safe" to stay away in one go? Just a bit concerned if they request additional documents and I'm late to provide them... Any experience?

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Re: General Discussion During Naturalisation Application Process

Post by Nerazzuri » Tue May 21, 2019 3:40 pm

Szilvana wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 12:09 am
Hi guys, my BC application is pending but I'm looking to travel for a good few weeks. How long is it "safe" to stay away in one go? Just a bit concerned if they request additional documents and I'm late to provide them... Any experience?
If you're away longer than 2 weeks, it might be safe to ask someone check your mail.

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Re: General Discussion During Naturalisation Application Process

Post by Beowulf » Tue May 21, 2019 3:58 pm

cja_1234 wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 10:37 am
Hello

For those who've received a decision, does a letter comes through "signed for & tracked" postage?
For me, the decision came together with my originals. It was signed for, but htat is probably because I had initially sent a prepaid, signed for envelope.

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Re: General Discussion During Naturalisation Application Process

Post by Trabecular » Wed May 22, 2019 4:34 pm

Dear fellow applicants,

I have used new SOPHRA service. It all went quite smooth. The lady, who scanned my documents told me simply to wait for an answer. It has 10 weeks passed since my biometric test and still no reply.

Will the applicant get an email or just the post, once the naturalisation application was successful?

It happens quite often that my post is lost (e.g. my bank statements). I wonder, does the HO needs to be informed, if I will redirect all my post to my friend's place for the decision letter waiting time?

The passport I have applied with is expiring in two weeks, and I am slightly anxious. I tried to call HO, yet no one ever picks the phone up.

Thank you.

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Re: General Discussion During Naturalisation Application Process

Post by CR001 » Wed May 22, 2019 4:56 pm

Trabecular wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 4:34 pm
Dear fellow applicants,

I have used new SOPHRA service. It all went quite smooth. The lady, who scanned my documents told me simply to wait for an answer. It has 10 weeks passed since my biometric test and still no reply.

Will the applicant get an email or just the post, once the naturalisation application was successful?

It happens quite often that my post is lost (e.g. my bank statements). I wonder, does the HO needs to be informed, if I will redirect all my post to my friend's place for the decision letter waiting time?

The passport I have applied with is expiring in two weeks, and I am slightly anxious. I tried to call HO, yet no one ever picks the phone up.

Thank you.
You get a letter in the post, second class mail and a brown A5 envelope.

Sopra is just a third party. It doesn't speed up the process or decision time.

No issue about passport expiring.
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Re: General Discussion During Naturalisation Application Process

Post by Trabecular » Wed May 22, 2019 10:16 pm

CR001 wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 4:56 pm
Trabecular wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 4:34 pm
Dear fellow applicants,

I have used new SOPHRA service. It all went quite smooth. The lady, who scanned my documents told me simply to wait for an answer. It has 10 weeks passed since my biometric test and still no reply.

Will the applicant get an email or just the post, once the naturalisation application was successful?

It happens quite often that my post is lost (e.g. my bank statements). I wonder, does the HO needs to be informed, if I will redirect all my post to my friend's place for the decision letter waiting time?

The passport I have applied with is expiring in two weeks, and I am slightly anxious. I tried to call HO, yet no one ever picks the phone up.

Thank you.
You get a letter in the post, second class mail and a brown A5 envelope.

Sopra is just a third party. It doesn't speed up the process or decision time.

No issue about passport expiring.
Thank you for you prompt reply. I have checked, some of my friends have received email and the post, some has received just the post. I will redirect the post to my friend, as I will be on holidays.

This procedure is so expensive, yet so poorly organised. If I knew it would be that difficult and humiliating, I would spend those moines on something else and keep my home country passport. I cannot move houses atm, can't travel, waiting for the 2nd class mail as it some sort of a cheap catalogue, knowing that other mail did not arrive.. very disappointing.

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Re: General Discussion During Naturalisation Application Process

Post by Sam9291 » Thu May 23, 2019 11:03 am

Hi,

When the citizenship application is approved, does the Home Office send an e-mail confirmation or do we only get notified through a letter in the post?

Thanks

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Re: General Discussion During Naturalisation Application Process

Post by CR001 » Thu May 23, 2019 11:47 am

Sam9291 wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 11:03 am
Hi,

When the citizenship application is approved, does the Home Office send an e-mail confirmation or do we only get notified through a letter in the post?

Thanks
Usually a letter in the post, Second Class mail in a brown A5 envelope.
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Re: General Discussion During Naturalisation Application Process

Post by AnotherUUID » Thu May 23, 2019 11:48 am

Trabecular wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 10:16 pm
Thank you for you prompt reply. I have checked, some of my friends have received email and the post, some has received just the post. I will redirect the post to my friend, as I will be on holidays.

This procedure is so expensive, yet so poorly organised. If I knew it would be that difficult and humiliating, I would spend those moines on something else and keep my home country passport. I cannot move houses atm, can't travel, waiting for the 2nd class mail as it some sort of a cheap catalogue, knowing that other mail did not arrive.. very disappointing.
There's certainly room for improvement, but the two points of concern you mention not really an issue:
  • You are free to travel. If you're an EU/EEA citizen and have an EU/EEA ID card these are valid travel documents across the EU/EEA. Alternatively, if you have urgent travel plans, you can request that your travel documents are returned to you w/o cancelling your application. The only issue w/ travelling is not being able to reply in time if the HO request further information from you. Hence why it's advisable that any travelling is limited to two weeks at a time.
  • You could have opted to include a prepaid envelope with a postal service of your choice (e.g. tracked, signed, etc) at the point of application.
Both of the above are mentioned in Guide AN and Booklet AN for everyone to read before they apply. It may have been easier/better to have the option to pay up for the latter at the point of application instead of doing it manually, but nevertheless the option is there.

If you've been planing on moving house or do lots of travelling around the same time, perhaps it was simply not the right time for you to apply.

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Re: General Discussion During Naturalisation Application Process

Post by Maraam » Thu May 23, 2019 9:26 pm

Hi

I made my application for naturalisation on the 6th March but still no any responses from HO as I can see HO start to process March applications and few users already got their approvals. IS this Normal ? I emailed 3 times to HO for updates every Wednesday since 8th March but all the time I get a same response as below.

Any one experiencing kind of same situation ?

Thank you for your e-mail.

All applications are dealt with in application receipt date order. As you application was received on 7th March 19, It will take a while longer for your application to be considered. Once your application is decided, you will be contacted by your caseworker.

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Re: General Discussion During Naturalisation Application Process

Post by alexbran89 » Fri May 24, 2019 5:07 am

Yeah seems to be a normal thing , we don’t get any updates unless HO needs extra info then they will get in touch.
I’ve applied end of Feb and still no news yet, today been 3 months since I’ve applied and looks like they are still either doing their checks or etc.
What’s the email address you used to get in touch with them if you don’t mind me asking ?

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Re: General Discussion During Naturalisation Application Process

Post by Maraam » Fri May 24, 2019 10:17 am

alexbran89 wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 5:07 am
Yeah seems to be a normal thing , we don’t get any updates unless HO needs extra info then they will get in touch.
I’ve applied end of Feb and still no news yet, today been 3 months since I’ve applied and looks like they are still either doing their checks or etc.
What’s the email address you used to get in touch with them if you don’t mind me asking ?
Thanks this is the email I request them

NationalitySupportTeamFMT@homeoffice.gov.uk

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Re: General Discussion During Naturalisation Application Process

Post by Trabecular » Fri May 24, 2019 2:36 pm

Maraam wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 10:17 am
alexbran89 wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 5:07 am
Yeah seems to be a normal thing , we don’t get any updates unless HO needs extra info then they will get in touch.
I’ve applied end of Feb and still no news yet, today been 3 months since I’ve applied and looks like they are still either doing their checks or etc.
What’s the email address you used to get in touch with them if you don’t mind me asking ?
Thanks this is the email I request them

NationalitySupportTeamFMT@homeoffice.gov.uk
Thank you for the email. Have you provided the case ID in the letter if I may ask?
Should we stat counting the days from the date of the application submission or the biometric test enrolment?

Someone also suggested to contact local council, yet, the automatic reply says all the information could be found in the website.

I may have to move the house (which was unexpected), if anyone moved the houses while waiting for the naturalisation letter reply? HO asks for the proof of address from the new place. However, while waiting for the proof of address letters and then informing the HO, the decision letter could be sent to the old address meanwhile and will be lost..

I have redirected my post to my friend, as I believe that someone is taking my post at my house (some important letters arrive every second or third time). Hope it won't affect the process..I am so anxious, I even cannot properly concentrate on my exams.

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Re: General Discussion During Naturalisation Application Process

Post by Akes44 » Fri May 24, 2019 3:21 pm

So I recieved an email back from them saying I will be contacted in the post in the next 21 days. Has anyone else had this? Is this an accurate time frame?

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Re: General Discussion During Naturalisation Application Process

Post by Salah libya » Sat May 25, 2019 9:54 am

Hello respected members
I applied for naturalisation on 11 of March and haven’t heard from the home office yet . I applied under ILR + refugee state . Is this delay because refugee’s Application takes long time than others like EU or married to BC etc .

Secondly

I submitted my naturalisation application before completed the 12 months period .it was 2 days before as my bio done 3 days after . Could you please help me if this could be a problem and get refused.thanx

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Re: General Discussion During Naturalisation Application Process

Post by salsabeel » Sat May 25, 2019 2:54 pm

Akes44 wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 3:21 pm
So I recieved an email back from them saying I will be contacted in the post in the next 21 days. Has anyone else had this? Is this an accurate time frame?
hellow. just ignore emails as its all normal. i also got these type of response before my approval.GOOD LUCK
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