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January 2015 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

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

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nishdj2
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Re: January 2015 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by nishdj2 » Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:22 pm

Eligibility criteria: ILR 10 years
Language criteria met: UK Degree and Life in the UK
Method of application: Postal Special Delivery
Date of application: 11/01/2015
Date of receipt by UKBA: 12/01/2015 (Checked with Post office online tracker)
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 20/01/2015
Payment method: Debit card
Date of acknowledgment Post: Received 20/01/2015
Date of acknowledgment Post: awaiting
Date approval received:

Waiting time in letter states 6 months. But might need my passport for urgent travel. Can anyone let me know when is the earliest existing passport can be requested, without withdrawing application?

NextBee
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Re: January 2015 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by NextBee » Sat Jan 24, 2015 12:27 pm

UPDATE: Application denied as it said that I didnt meet "Good character". This is because of how I got my ILR after qualifying for IRL when I overstayed on my first visa. That was 14 years ago. They have kept all the money and I DONT qualify to appeal. I can apparently reapply in 3 years(2018) :roll:

Eligibility criteria: 5 years ILR
Language criteria met: Life in the UK
Current nationality: Zambia
Method of application: Post office Special Delivery
Council name if NCS used:
Date of application: 2/01/2015
Payment method: Debit card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 5/2/2015
Date of acknowledgment: 9/2/2015 sent via email
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 07/01/2015
Date approval received: Denied and documents received 24/01/2015
Date of ceremony: waiting

abBY20
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Re: January 2015 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by abBY20 » Sat Jan 24, 2015 3:29 pm

Hi
Sorry to hear this!!
Did you apply for your ILR based on overstaying years back???

zabizabi
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Re: January 2015 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by zabizabi » Sat Jan 24, 2015 6:21 pm

[quote="NextBee"]UPDATE: Application denied as it said that I didnt meet "Good character". This is because of how I got my ILR after qualifying for IRL when I overstayed on my first visa. That was 14 years ago. They have kept all the money and I DONT qualify to appeal. I can apparently reapply in 3 years(2018) :roll:

Whats your full story ,If you cant appeal , what other options do you have,If you think the decision is unfair there must be some other way,But you know your story better than us

abdik1980
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Re: January 2015 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by abdik1980 » Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:05 pm

Eligibility criteria: Tier-1 - 5 years + ILR 1 year
Language criteria met: IELTS and Life in the UK
Current nationality: Pakistani
Method of application: NCS
Council name if NCS used: BRACKNEL
Date of application: 13/01/2015
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 14/01/2015
Date of acknowledgment: 24/01/2015 Dated 20/01/2015
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 20/01/2015
Date approval received: waiting
Date of ceremony: waiting

akhurshid
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Re: January 2015 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by akhurshid » Sat Jan 24, 2015 9:41 pm

NextBee wrote:UPDATE: Application denied as it said that I didnt meet "Good character". This is because of how I got my ILR after qualifying for IRL when I overstayed on my first visa. That was 14 years ago. They have kept all the money and I DONT qualify to appeal. I can apparently reapply in 3 years(2018) :roll:
There is no appeal process for citizenship applications. If you think decision is unfair, you can apply for reconsideration.

viglen210
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Re: January 2015 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by viglen210 » Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:34 am

this is the result of recent changes to the good character criteria. thousands of decisions were delayed and now it is clear that BC applications will no longer be the same.

cases will start to go to court and it will take years to overturn wrong decisions. by using any standard reasoning, you cannot backdate the criteria for GC and refuse people without at least refunding the money.

abBY20
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Re: January 2015 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by abBY20 » Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:20 am

abBY20 wrote:
abBY20 wrote:Eligibility criteria: 5years EEA2+PR+spouse of British citizen
Method of application:NCS
Language criteria:B1 Trinity college +LIUK
Date of application:16/01/15
Date of receipts of application:19/01/15
Payment method:Debit card
Date payments taken:22/01/15
Date of acknowledgment:received 26/01/15 dated 22/01/15
Date of Approval:
Date of ceremony:
Updates
Acknowledgements updates

abBY20
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Re: January 2015 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by abBY20 » Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:53 am

NextBee wrote:UPDATE: Application denied as it said that I didnt meet "Good character". This is because of how I got my ILR after qualifying for IRL when I overstayed on my first visa. That was 14 years ago. They have kept all the money and I DONT qualify to appeal. I can apparently reapply in 3 years(2018) :roll:

Eligibility criteria: 5 years ILR
Language criteria met: Life in the UK
Current nationality: Zambia
Method of application: Post office Special Delivery
Council name if NCS used:
Date of application: 2/01/2015
Payment method: Debit card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 5/2/2015
Date of acknowledgment: 9/2/2015 sent via email
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 07/01/2015
Date approval received: Denied and documents received 24/01/2015
Date of ceremony: waiting
I think you should apply for reconsideration
Because the new character law says if you have been breach of immigration law for up to 10 years that your application is likely to be refused and this is more than 10 years
Am not an expert just an advise
Try to see a legal adviser
All the best

lalpind
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Re: January 2015 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by lalpind » Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:59 pm

I think you should get hold of a decent solicitor and think of reconsideration.

dsab85
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Re: January 2015 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by dsab85 » Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:45 am

dsab85 wrote: UPDATED
Eligibility criteria: 5 years EEA 2 + ILR 1 year (Spouse of EU Citizen)
Language criteria met: LITUK Test and Degree taught in English (abroad), confirmation Letter from University and NARIC confirmed to be equivalent to Level C1
Current nationality: Thai
Method of application: Postal Special Delivery
Date of application: 15/01/2015
Payment method: Credit card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 16/01/2015 (According to Postal Tracking)
Receipt of acknowledgment email: 23/01/2015
Receipt of acknowledgment letter: 28/01/2015 (dated 22/01/2015)
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 23/01/2015
Date approval received: waiting
Date of ceremony: waiting

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Re: January 2015 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by adriandavidescu » Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:52 pm

New on the site. This is my application for my son:

Eligibility criteria: 8years
Method of application:NCS Warwick
Language criteria:N/A -re: child 5yrs old born in uk
Date of application:09/01/2015
Date of receipts of application:14/01/2015 Post office tracking
Payment method:Credit Card
Date payments taken:20/01/2015
Date of acknowledgment:23/01/2015-dated 20/01/2015
Date of Approval: waiting
Date of ceremony: N/A Child

Good luck everyone with the application :)

adelinet
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Re: January 2015 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by adelinet » Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:21 pm

adelinet wrote:UPDATE
adelinet wrote:Eligibility criteria: Spouse visa 2 years + ILR 5 years
Language criteria met: Edexcel B1 and Life in the UK
Current nationality: Malaysian
Method of application: Royal mail special delivery
Council name if NCS used: n/a
Date of application: 07/01/2015
Payment method: Debit card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 08/01/2015
Date of acknowledgment: (post) received on 20/01/2015 dated 14/01/2015
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 15/01/2015
Date approval received: received on 28/01/2015 dated 23/01/2015 :D :D :D
Date of ceremony: waiting

robbie_me
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Re: January 2015 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by robbie_me » Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:29 pm

Congratulations adelinet!!!!!!!!!!
9 days from ack to approval...that's very good :D

robbie_me
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Re: January 2015 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by robbie_me » Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:31 pm

UPDATE
robbie_me wrote:Here's my time line for registration as BC..
Eligibility criteria: UKM
Date of application: 12/01/2015
Date of receipt by UKBA: 19/01/2015 (Tracked through Royal Mail Tracking Service)
Date of debit of fees: 23/01/2015
Date of acknowledgement letter: 26/01/2015 via e-mail
Date of approval: Awaiting
Date of Ceremony: Awaiting

adelinet
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Re: January 2015 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by adelinet » Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:41 pm

robbie_me wrote:Congratulations adelinet!!!!!!!!!!
9 days from ack to approval...that's very good :D
Thank you Robbie. :D I am surprise how quick it was! Good luck and fingers crossed to your applications. :D

abBY20
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Re: January 2015 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by abBY20 » Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:47 pm

Congrats Adelinet
So fast!!!

adelinet
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Re: January 2015 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by adelinet » Wed Jan 28, 2015 3:59 pm

abBY20 wrote:Congrats Adelinet
So fast!!!
Thank you abby20. Fingers crossed to your application too x. :D

robbie_me
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Re: January 2015 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by robbie_me » Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:11 pm

adelinet wrote:
robbie_me wrote:Congratulations adelinet!!!!!!!!!!
9 days from ack to approval...that's very good :D
Thank you Robbie. :D I am surprise how quick it was! Good luck and fingers crossed to your applications. :D
Thank you adelinet!!! Let's hope we all get good news soon 8)

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Re: January 2015 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by tixtop » Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:31 pm

Eligibility criteria: Student 6yrs, PSW 2yrs, Spouse 2yrs, ILR 9 months
Language criteria met:UK Degree & Life in the UK
Current nationality: Botswana
Council name if NCS used: Enfield
Date of application: 19/01/2015
Payment method: Debit card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 20/01/2015 (assuming)
Date of acknowledgment: (email) received on 28/01/2015
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 28/01/2015
Date approval received: Waiting...
Date of ceremony: Waiting...

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