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January 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

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Eagletba
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Re: January 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Eagletba » Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:52 am

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + ILR + Married to British spouse (hence my immediate application after obtaining my ILR)
Language criteria met: UK Masters /Life in the UK Certificate
Nationality: NON-EU
Method of application: NCS/JCAP Swansea
Date of application: 8th Jan 2018
Payment method: Credit card
Date payment was taken out of account: 13 Jan 2018
Date of acknowledgement: 15th Jan 2018
Date of letter requesting biometrics: 19 Feb 18
Biometrics was done: 19 Feb 18
Date of approval Letter: 15th March
Approval letter received: 22nd March
Date of ceremony: Booked Private Ceremony for 26 March 18
Date applied for passports: 8th Jan 18
Date payment was taken for passport: 25th Jan 18
Date passports received: (Will update once received)

(Many thanks to everyone on this helpful forum. I kept coming unto this forum to check for reassurance and to be sure that my case will not be out of the ordinary. I finally get to stop paying money to the HO to allow me to live my life in peace with my family :D )

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Re: January 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by back2uk2 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:54 am

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + ILR
Language criteria met: TCL GESE B1 /Life in the UK Certificate
Nationality: NON-EU
Method of application: NCS/JCAP Glasgow
Date of application: 9th Jan 2018
Payment method: Credit card
Date payment was taken out of account: 16th Jan 2018
Date of acknowledgement: 16th Jan 2018
Date of letter requesting biometrics: 16th Jan 18
Biometrics was done: 19th Jan 18
Date of approval Letter: 16th March 2018
Approval letter received: 23rd March 2018
Date of ceremony:
Date applied for passports: 9th Jan 18
Date payment was taken for passport: 16th Jan 2018
Date passports received:

ribena
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Re: January 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by ribena » Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:09 pm

Eligibility criteria: ROR + PR
Language criteria met: B1 & Life in the UK
Nationality: Non-EEA
Method of application: NCS & JCAP
Date of application: 12 Jan 2018
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of receipt by HO/UKVI: 16 Jan 2018
Date of acknowledgement: 23 Jan 2018 by email
Date money gone off account: 22 Jan 2018
Date of letter requesting biometrics: Letter dated 22 Jan; Received 25 Jan 2018
Biometrics done: 29 Jan 2018
Date of approval: Letter dated 16 Mar 2018; Received 22 Mar 2018
Date of ceremony: 26 April 2018

Date applied for passports: 12 Jan 2018
Date money for passport gone off the account: 25 Jan 2018
Date passports received: TBC

noneeaprapp
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Re: January 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by noneeaprapp » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:22 pm

FINAL UPDATE
noneeaprapp wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:19 pm
Eligibility criteria: 5 years EEA2 + 1 year EEA PR
Language & LIUK criteria met: Trinity College Exam + LIUK
Nationality: Non-EEA
Method of application: NCS + Passport (Lewisham)
Date of application: 17/01/18
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of receipt by HO/UKVI: 18/01/18
Date of acknowledgement: 25/01/18 (email)
Date money gone off account: 23/01/18
Date of letter requesting biometrics: dated 24/01/18, received 27 01/18
Biometrics done: 29/01/18
Date of approval: 19/02/2018 (received on 24 February 2018)
Date of ceremony: 07/03/2018
Date applied for passports: 17/01/18
Date passports received: 24/03/2018 (no text messages, passport was left in the mailbox)

twgal
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Re: January 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by twgal » Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:39 am

First to apply, almost last to get it :) Not sure if the fact that we had dual citizenship delayed the process. Or that I lost the bank card listed as payment. In any case, good luck everyone!
twgal wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:18 pm
This is for two x AN 6(1) naturalisation applications and one MN1 3(1) registration of child born abroad.

Eligibility criteria: EEA PR 5+1
Language criteria met: LITUK tests. Language test exemption (nationals of English-speaking country).
Nationality: EEA & Canadian
Method of application: NCS & JCAP Wandsworth
Date of application: 3 Jan 2018
Payment method: credit card
Date of receipt by HO/UKVI: 4 Jan 2018
Date of acknowledgement: 10 Jan 2018 via email; 13 Jan 2018 letter
Date money gone off account: 10 Jan 2018
Date of letter requesting biometrics: 13 Jan 2018
Biometrics done: 13 Jan 2018
Date of approval: 19 Mar 2018 (approval letter received 25 Mar)
Date of ceremony: TBC
Date applied for passports: 3 Jan 2018
Date passport fee taken: 19 Jan 2018 (NB: lost the bank card listed on the payment slip, got a letter and I called in to make the payment)
Date passports received: TBC

anastasia_d
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Re: January 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by anastasia_d » Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:34 pm

Eligibility criteria: EEA PR holder + 3 years married to British citizen
Language criteria met: Trinity College Exam + LIUK
Nationality: Russian
Method of application: NCS + Passport (Hammersmith & Fulham)
Date of application: 17/01/18
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of receipt by HO/UKVI: 19/01/18
Date money gone off account: 25/01/18
Date of acknowledgement: 26/01/2018 (email), 29/01/2018 (letter)
Date of letter requesting biometrics: 25/01/2018, received on 29/01/2018
Biometrics done: 30/01/2018
Date of approval: 24/02/2018, letter received on 02/03/2018
Date of ceremony: 12/03/2018 (private one, group ceremony was offered on 28/03/2018). Essex council.
Date applied for passports: 17/01/18
Date passports received: 26/03/18

bettyco
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Turkey

Re: January 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by bettyco » Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:44 am

Eligibility criteria:5 years + 3 ILR
Language criteria met: TRINITY COLLAGE + LITUK
Nationality:NonEU
Method of application:NCS HILLINGDON
Date of application: 22/01/2018
Payment method:VISA DEBIT
Date of receipt by HO/UKVI:24/01/2018
Date of acknowledgement (e-mail) :31/01/2018
Date money gone off account:30/01/2018
Date of letter requesting biometrics: 02/02/2018
Biometrics done: 02/02/2018
Date of approval: 24/02/2018 (received 03/03/2018)
Date of ceremony:21/03/2018
Date applied for passports: 22/01/2018
Date passport money gone off account: 01/02/2018
Date passports received:28/03/2018

Janedoe35
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Re: January 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Janedoe35 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:31 pm

Janedoe35 wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:39 am
Janedoe35 wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:56 pm
Janedoe35 wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:17 pm
Eligibility criteria: 5 years Tier 1 General + 5 years ILR
Language Criteria: LIUK + English speaking national
Nationality - Non-EU
Method of application: online
Date of application: 26/01/2018
Payment method: credit card
Date of acknowledgement: 29/01/2018 via email
Date of debit of fees: 26/01/2018
Date of Biometric letter issued: 26/01/2018
Date of biometric letter received: 26/01/2018
Date Biometrics enrolled: 27/01/2018
Date on Approval letter: 01/03/2018
Date of receipt of approval: 05/03/2018
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 09/03/18 from HO. 07/03/2018 from council
Date of Ceremony: 12/03/18
Date of Passport Application: 12/03/18 online. Sent docs 16/03/18
Date of debit of fees: 12/03/18
Date Passport to be received: 31/03/18 issue date 27/03/18

obr2016
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Re: January 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by obr2016 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:31 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + 1
Language criteria met: UK Masters + PhD / Life in the UK Certificate
Nationality: EU
Method of application: NCS Newcastle upon Tyne
Date of application: 26th Jan 2018
Payment method: Credit card
Date payment was taken out of account: 7th Feb 2018
Date of acknowledgement: 8th Feb 2018 (email)
Date of letter requesting biometrics: 10 Feb 18
Biometrics was done: 13 Feb 18
Date of approval Letter: (Will update once received)
Approval letter received:(Will update once received)
Date of ceremony: (Will update once booked)
Date applied for passports: 26th Jan 18
Date payment was taken for passport: 9th Feb 18
Date passports received: (Will update once received)

pabloesc
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Re: January 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by pabloesc » Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:45 am

Eligibility criteria: 5 Years + 3years ILR
Language criteria met: BA(hons)
Nationality: Non-EU
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 29.01.2018
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of receipt by HO/UKVI: 29.01.2018
Date of acknowledgement: 31.01.2018
Date money gone off account: 29.01.2018
Date of letter requesting bio-metrics: 29.01.2018 letter issued via Online application
Bio-metrics done: 29.01.2018
Date Documents was sent: 29.01.2018
Date of approval: 22.03.2018
Date of ceremony:30.04.2018
Date applied for passports:
Date passports received:

obr2016
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Re: January 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by obr2016 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:05 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + 1
Language criteria met: UK Masters + PhD / Life in the UK Certificate
Nationality: EU
Method of application: NCS Newcastle upon Tyne
Date of application: 26th Jan 2018
Payment method: Credit card
Date payment was taken out of account: 7th Feb 2018
Date of acknowledgement: 8th Feb 2018 (email)
Date of letter requesting biometrics: 10 Feb 18
Biometrics was done: 13 Feb 18
Date of approval Letter: 22 March 18
Approval letter received: 3 April 18 (delay prob due to Easter bank holiday weekend)
Date of ceremony: expected 9 May 18
Date applied for passports: 26th Jan 18
Date payment was taken for passport: 9th Feb 18
Date passports received: [highlight=yellow](Will update once received in May)[/highlight]

rizarifpk123456
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Re: January 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by rizarifpk123456 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:24 pm

Eligibility criteria: 10yrs + 1yr ILR
Language criteria met: B1 & LIUK
Nationality: Pakistani
Method of application: NCS & JCAP (Bexley)
Date of application: 23/01/2018
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of receipt by HO/UKVI: 25/01/2018 (i am guessing)
Date of acknowledgement: 29/01/2018 (Via Email)
Date money gone off account:29/01/2018
Date of letter requesting biometrics: 29/01/2018 received on 01/02/2018
Biometrics done: 01/02/2018
Date of approval: 19/03/2018 received on 29/03/2018
Date of ceremony: 03/04/2018
Date applied for passports: 23/01/2018
Date passports received: waiting

Thank you all and the forum, it has been very helpful.

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January 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by jmlwizz » Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:32 pm

Eligibility: ILR + 9 years in the UK
Language criteria met: Trinity College B1
Nationality: French
Method of application: Nationality Checking Service
Date of application: 22/01/2018
Payment method: credit card
Date of receipt by HO/UKVI: 24/01/2018
Date of acknowledgment: email 31/01/2018, letter 30/01/2018
Date money gone off account: 30/01/2018
Date of letter requesting biometrics: 30/01/2018
Biometrics done: 08/02/2018
Date of approval: 23/03/2018 (received 31/03/2018)
Date of ceremony: -
Date applied for passports: 22/01/2018
Date passports received: -

sreejith222
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Re: January 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by sreejith222 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:59 pm

Eligibility criteria: ILR+1YEAR
Language criteria met: UK Masters degree
Nationality: INDIA
Method of application: NCS & JCAP
Date of application: 18 Jan 2018
Payment method: credit card
Date of receipt by HO/UKVI: 19 Jan 2018
Date of acknowledgement:26 Jan 2018 (email)
Date money gone off account: 25 Jan 2018
Date of letter requesting biometrics: Dated 25/Jan, Received:29/Jan
Biometrics done: 29 Jan 2018
Date of approval: 26 March, letter recieved 6 April
Date of ceremony: TBD
Date applied for passports: 18 Jan 2018
Date passport money gone off account: 29 Jan 2018
Date passports received:

Anne12
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Re: January 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Anne12 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:54 pm

Anne12 wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:03 pm
Eligibility criteria: EEA 12 years +PR 5 years
Language criteria met: Trinity SELT+ LIUK
Nationality: EU (Estonia)
Method of application: NCS
Date of application:10/01/18
Payment method:Credit card
Date of receipt by HO/UKVI: not known
Date of acknowledgement:19/01/18 (email confirmation)
Letter to ask more residency docs: 15/02/18
Date money gone off account:18/01/18
Date of letter requesting biometrics: 22/01/18
Biometrics done: 22/01/18
Date of approval: 28/02/18 (letter received 09/03/18)
Date of ceremony: 04/05/18 (Private ceremony)
Date applied for passports:10/01/18
Date passports received:Waiting

sher2018
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Re: January 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by sher2018 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:40 pm

sher2018 wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:23 pm
Eligibility criteria: ILR + 1 year
Language criteria met: UK Master’s degree + LIUK test
Nationality: Central Asian
Method of application: NCS + JCAP Westminster
Date of application: 15/01/2018
Payment method: Card
Date of receipt by HO/UKVI: 17/01/2018
Date of acknowledgement: Letter dated 23/01/2018 - Received 25/01/2018
Date money gone off account: 07/02/2018 (acknowledgment letter said HO didn’t receive my payment slip and asked to send a new one, which I did re-send on 26/01/2018)
Date of letter requesting biometrics: Dated 23/01/2018 - Received 25/01/2018
Biometrics done: 26/01/2018
Date of approval: Letter dated 05/03/2018 - Received 07/03/2018
Date of ceremony: 27/03/2018 (group)
Date applied for passports: 15/01/2018
Date money for passports gone off account: 25/01/2018
Date passports received: 07/04/2018 (issued on 04/03/2018) - there was no text from HMPO about receipt or dispatch of the passport.

The whole process took 7 weeks from the date of application despite HO asking to provide additional evidence that I made full payment for two PCNs issued in the last 12 months. Once I posted that evidence, I received my approval letter within 8 days. My piece of advice for applicants is if you disclose any PCNs, which were issued by local authorities and HO is unlikely to have access to that information, make sure you enclose with your application original evidence that you paid them off in full and there is no outstanding balance. You can contact those authorities in advance and ask for written confirmation that you made full payment. This way you can expedite the process probably by about two weeks.

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Re: January 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Res » Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:37 am

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + 1 year ILR
Language criteria met: Trinity College + LIUK
Nationality: Romanian
Method of application: NCS Crawley - JCAP
Date of application: 17/01/18
Payment method: Mastercard
Date of receipt by HO/UKVI: 18/01/18
Date of acknowledgement: 25/01/18 by email
Date money went off account: 24/01/18
Date of letter requesting biometrics: Dated 25/01/18, Received 30/01/18
Biometrics was done: 31/01/18
Date of approval: 21/02/18 (received 28/02/18)
Date of ceremony: 04/04/18
Date applied for passports: 17/01/18
Date passports received: 12/04/18

Martis
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Re: January 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Martis » Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:31 pm

Really Encouraging News for Everyone :D , Good Luck to All of you, it was really stressful all the way, but with Happy End! We did apply for an Adult ( AN) and child 13 years of age born in UK ( T). Anyone needs an advise please do not hesitate to be in touch.

The Immigration Boards forum really helped us with few doubtful points and helped us prepare.

Eligibility criteria: Indefinite Leave to Remain since 2007
Language criteria met: B1.1 Certificate Trinity College Holborn
Nationality: Bulgarian
Method of application: NCS ( Bexley)
Date of application: 25 January 2018
Payment method: debit card
Date of receipt by HO/UKVI: 1 February 2018
Date of acknowledgement: 5 February 2018
Date money gone off account: 2 February 2018
Date of letter requesting Biometrics: 5 February 2018
Bio metrics done: 07 February 2018
Date of approval: 25 February 2018 ,
Approval Letter Received: 07 March 2018
Date of ceremony: 3rd April 2018
Date applied for passports: 25 January 2018
Date passports received: 09 April 2018

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Re: January 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by Wiganer » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:43 pm

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Eligibility criteria: PR+3years
Language criteria met: LIUK + MBA
Nationality: non Eu
Method of application: JCAPNCS Hammersmith
Date of application: 25/01/2018
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of receipt by HO/UKVI:26/01/2018
Date of acknowledgement: 02/02/2018 (received 08/02/2018)
Date money gone off account: 02/02/2018
Date of letter requesting biometrics: 02/02/2018 received 08/02/2018)
Biometrics done: 09/02/2018
Date of approval: 29/03/2018
Date of Receipt Approval letter: 12/04/2018
Date of ceremony: 16/04/2018
Date applied for passports:25/01/2018
Passport money gone off account: 07/02/2018
Date passports received
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LordsServant
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Re: January 2018 Naturalisation TIMELINES ONLY

Post by LordsServant » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:18 pm

Eligibility criteria: ILR since 2015
Language criteria met: Life in the UK + BA & MA Degrees
Nationality: Zimbabwean
Method of application: NCS JCAP St Albans
Date of application: 22/01/2018
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of receipt by HO/UKVI: 31/01/2018
Date of acknowledgement: 10/02/2018
Date money gone off account:10/02/2018
Date of letter requesting biometrics: 10/02/2018
Biometrics done: 15/02/2018
Date of approval:27/02/2018
Date of ceremony: 04/04/2018
Date applied for passports: 22/1/2018
Date passports received: 09/04/2018

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