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July 2015 Naturalization Application TIMELINE ONLY

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Re: July 2015 Naturalization Application TIMELINE ONLY

Post by hks99 » Mon Nov 16, 2015 3:49 pm

Congratulations iZ_Khan. I have the same timeline as you (30th July), but have not received any approval yet. I Hope it comes in soon really.

iZ_Khan wrote:Hi All,

Finally the wait is over and the famous brown envelope arrived in post today, approval of all 04 applicants.

Family Application 02 Adults + 02 Kids(under 18)
Eligibility criteria: Tier1. 5year + 2year ILR
Language criteria met: UK Masters
Nationality: PAKISTANI
Method of application: NCS (Wokingham)
Date of application: 30/07/2015
Date of Application Post by NCS: 30/07/2015
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of package receipt by UKBA: 31/07/2015
Date of acknowledgement by UKBA: 11/08/2015
Date money gone off account: 12/08/2015
Date of letter requesting biometrics: 11/08/2015
Biometrics done: 19/08/2015
Date of approval: 14/11/2015 (HO letter dated 06/11/2015)
Date of ceremony: Yet to book
Date of Passport applied: Yet to apply
Date Passport received: Yet to apply

Good luck everyone and please keep posted for the benefit of others.

Regards,
Zeeshan Khan.

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Re: July 2015 Naturalization Application TIMELINE ONLY

Post by hks99 » Mon Nov 16, 2015 3:54 pm

perfectionist, both of us seem to be on the same boat, 30th July applicant here too, no approval received yet. I hope they decide on our cases as soon as possible. The waiting sometimes can be frustrating:(
perfectionist wrote:Congratulations iZ_Khan. That leaves only me from 30th July applicants that has not received approval yet :(

iZ_Khan wrote:Hi All,

Finally the wait is over and the famous brown envelope arrived in post today, approval of all 04 applicants.

Family Application 02 Adults + 02 Kids(under 18)
Eligibility criteria: Tier1. 5year + 2year ILR
Language criteria met: UK Masters
Nationality: PAKISTANI
Method of application: NCS (Wokingham)
Date of application: 30/07/2015
Date of Application Post by NCS: 30/07/2015
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of package receipt by UKBA: 31/07/2015
Date of acknowledgement by UKBA: 11/08/2015
Date money gone off account: 12/08/2015
Date of letter requesting biometrics: 11/08/2015
Biometrics done: 19/08/2015
Date of approval: 14/11/2015 (HO letter dated 06/11/2015)
Date of ceremony: Yet to book
Date of Passport applied: Yet to apply
Date Passport received: Yet to apply

Good luck everyone and please keep posted for the benefit of others.

Regards,
Zeeshan Khan.

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Re: July 2015 Naturalization Application TIMELINE ONLY

Post by Latoya » Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:03 pm

Hi Mhrkrd,

Which email did you use to email the home office?

How long did they take to respond ?

Thx

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Re: July 2015 Naturalization Application TIMELINE ONLY

Post by Mhrkrd » Tue Nov 17, 2015 5:27 pm

Latoya wrote:Hi Mhrkrd,

Which email did you use to email the home office?

How long did they take to respond ?

Thx
Hi
NationalitySupportTeamFMT@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk
They usually reply next day.
Good luck

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Re: July 2015 Naturalization Application TIMELINE ONLY

Post by Lillypad » Tue Nov 17, 2015 8:37 pm

16 July application and still waiting. Who else is from 16 July.. :(

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Re: July 2015 Naturalization Application TIMELINE ONLY

Post by Ishjon » Tue Nov 17, 2015 10:32 pm

My solicitor send the alication in june however because of payment issue it was returned and was sent again on 16 of July and so far no approval:(. Hope good news will be soon for all of us.

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Re: July 2015 Naturalization Application TIMELINE ONLY

Post by ugursa » Wed Nov 18, 2015 1:31 pm

I applied on 16 th of july and still havent received uet the brown envelope i hope i ll get it soon

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Re: July 2015 Naturalization Application TIMELINE ONLY

Post by kbee417 » Wed Nov 18, 2015 3:10 pm

Yay! The brown envelope has been received! I wish everyone still waiting lots of luck and good wishes. Fingers crossed you receive yours.

Eligibility criteria: Marriage to BC (3 year residency)
Language criteria met: USC
Method of application: NCS Bromley
Date of application: 22-07-2015
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA: N/A
Date of acknowledgement : 31-07-2015
Date money gone off account: 31-07-2015
Date of letter requesting biometrics: 31-07-2015 (received 06-08-2015)
Biometrics done : 07-08-2015
Date of approval : received 18-11-2015
Date of ceremony: 1-12-2015
Date applied for passports : Awaiting
Date passports received : Awaiting

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Re: July 2015 Naturalization Application TIMELINE ONLY

Post by kaassh » Wed Nov 18, 2015 6:56 pm

Applied on 17th july and sent an email, I've got generic reply back that it will take further 3 to 6 months, with in same email there is a reply to one of internal department according to that my application was in wrong department and it has been sent down to nationality department on 7th of November so there we go its kind of start from new. Let's see. How long it takes from her

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Re: July 2015 Naturalization Application TIMELINE ONLY

Post by hks99 » Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:30 pm

Sent an email to HO enquiring about my application status and update and below was the response I received:

Dear Mr xxxxxxx

I am writing in regard to your outstanding application for British Citizenship.

We aim to process all applications within 6 months from the date submitted. However, in certain circumstances this target is not possible. Following our assessment of your case, unfortunately it appears your application will not be processed within the 6 month target.

Following recent clarification of the Nationality rules greater levels of scrutiny will be applied to certain applications. This will be dependent on certain indicators within their immigration history that pre-date the application for British Citizenship.

Your case has been identified as such a case and will not be decided within 6 months.

We expect to make a decision on your application within the next 3 – 6 months, but we will write to you again if this is not going to be possible. Please note we will contact you with further updates and can advise you do not need to contact us again unless your circumstances change significantly.



This also applies to any family members whose applications for citizenship were submitted at the same time.

Yours sincerely

Nationality Casework.

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Please, has anyone in this forum received a similar response from HO ?

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Re: July 2015 Naturalization Application TIMELINE ONLY

Post by kaassh » Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:25 pm

Lol yes that's what I've received exactly same reply of my email , its a generic email they just forward you exactly same email.
hks99 wrote:Sent an email to HO enquiring about my application status and update and below was the response I received:

Dear Mr xxxxxxx

I am writing in regard to your outstanding application for British Citizenship.

We aim to process all applications within 6 months from the date submitted. However, in certain circumstances this target is not possible. Following our assessment of your case, unfortunately it appears your application will not be processed within the 6 month target.

Following recent clarification of the Nationality rules greater levels of scrutiny will be applied to certain applications. This will be dependent on certain indicators within their immigration history that pre-date the application for British Citizenship.

Your case has been identified as such a case and will not be decided within 6 months.

We expect to make a decision on your application within the next 3 – 6 months, but we will write to you again if this is not going to be possible. Please note we will contact you with further updates and can advise you do not need to contact us again unless your circumstances change significantly.



This also applies to any family members whose applications for citizenship were submitted at the same time.

Yours sincerely

Nationality Casework.

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Please, has anyone in this forum received a similar response from HO ?

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Re: July 2015 Naturalization Application TIMELINE ONLY

Post by kamran7 » Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:16 pm

same wording email i received, they just do copy past and reply nothing new

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Re: July 2015 Naturalization Application TIMELINE ONLY

Post by perfectionist » Thu Nov 19, 2015 8:58 am

hks99, let's see when it comes, fingers crossed then. Good luck.

hks99 wrote:perfectionist, both of us seem to be on the same boat, 30th July applicant here too, no approval received yet. I hope they decide on our cases as soon as possible. The waiting sometimes can be frustrating:(
perfectionist wrote:Congratulations iZ_Khan. That leaves only me from 30th July applicants that has not received approval yet :(

iZ_Khan wrote:Hi All,

Finally the wait is over and the famous brown envelope arrived in post today, approval of all 04 applicants.

Family Application 02 Adults + 02 Kids(under 18)
Eligibility criteria: Tier1. 5year + 2year ILR
Language criteria met: UK Masters
Nationality: PAKISTANI
Method of application: NCS (Wokingham)
Date of application: 30/07/2015
Date of Application Post by NCS: 30/07/2015
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of package receipt by UKBA: 31/07/2015
Date of acknowledgement by UKBA: 11/08/2015
Date money gone off account: 12/08/2015
Date of letter requesting biometrics: 11/08/2015
Biometrics done: 19/08/2015
Date of approval: 14/11/2015 (HO letter dated 06/11/2015)
Date of ceremony: Yet to book
Date of Passport applied: Yet to apply
Date Passport received: Yet to apply

Good luck everyone and please keep posted for the benefit of others.

Regards,
Zeeshan Khan.

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Re: July 2015 Naturalization Application TIMELINE ONLY

Post by okclave » Thu Nov 19, 2015 10:12 am

I'm 27th july.. still waiting as well!
It was the simplest application as i had same job for past 7 years, EEA national, no offences.
Seems like they are being slow with loads of EEA applications looking at the spreadsheet.
I think i will just forget about it and let it be!

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Re: July 2015 Naturalization Application TIMELINE ONLY

Post by Latoya » Thu Nov 19, 2015 10:15 am

Same email received here:(
Anyone emailed them and received a response different to the standard email below?
I am writing in regard to your outstanding application for British Citizenship.
We aim to process all applications within 6 months from the date submitted. However, in certain circumstances this target is not possible. Following our assessment of your case, unfortunately it appears your application will not be processed within the 6 month target.
Following recent clarification of the Nationality rules greater levels of scrutiny will be applied to certain applications. This will be dependent on certain indicators within their immigration history that pre-date the application for British Citizenship.
Your case has been identified as such........

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Re: July 2015 Naturalization Application TIMELINE ONLY

Post by Aj2-four » Sat Nov 21, 2015 2:01 am

My was received on the 27th, still awaiting, you can't help
But check the post everyday lol, nearly 4months now, hopefully next week will bring us the news we are waiting for

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Re: July 2015 Naturalization Application TIMELINE ONLY

Post by usmanrafique81 » Sat Nov 21, 2015 3:13 am

hi there
I had posted my application on 02 July 2015 under new rules with (10 years) employment history.
my route was 10 years (LR) ILR + 1 year,
payment was deducted on 9 July 2015 via Credit Card & Biometric was received & enrolled on 15 July 2015,
Thanks to God Almighty I have received my approval letter today on 20 November 2015, the letter dated 14 Nov 2015.
Awaiting for the letter for ceremony :-)

I had been visiting this forum regularly thanks & best of Luck for all members who are still awaiting

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Re: July 2015 Naturalization Application TIMELINE ONLY

Post by HelloitsmeAbby » Sat Nov 21, 2015 7:12 am

usmanrafique81 wrote:hi there
I had posted my application on 02 July 2015 under new rules with (10 years) employment history.
my route was 10 years (LR) ILR + 1 year,
payment was deducted on 9 July 2015 via Credit Card & Biometric was received & enrolled on 15 July 2015,
Thanks to God Almighty I have received my approval letter today on 20 November 2015, the letter dated 14 Nov 2015.
Awaiting for the letter for ceremony :-)

I had been visiting this forum regularly thanks & best of Luck for all members who are still awaiting

Congratulations! we got our approval yesterday( applied middle of June) and booked ceremony for 17th December.

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Re: July 2015 Naturalization Application TIMELINE ONLY

Post by xidakwa » Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:34 pm

rj062015 wrote:Hello

Just a question after your ceremony / submitting passport application, were u called for interview or not...?
xidakwa wrote:UPDATE

Eligibility criteria: Non-EEA family member 5 year + 1 year Permanent Residency
Language criteria met: B1 + LITUK
Nationality: South African
Method of application: NCS Bracknell
Date of application: 30-07-2015
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 31-07-2015
Date of acknowledgement : 14-08-2015 (Dated 11-08-2015)
Date money gone off account: 11-08-2015
Date of letter requesting biometrics: 14-08-2015 (Dated 11-08-2015)
Biometrics done: 15-08-2015
Date of approval: 17-10-2015 (received 26-10-2015)
Date of ceremony: 27-10-2015
Date applied for passports: 27-10-2015
Date passports received: 12-11-2015

Right folks - That's me all done and dusted, good luck to those applicants still waiting!!!
All first time adult British passport applicants will need to attend an interview, so yes, I believe you should allow time for this process

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Re: July 2015 Naturalization Application TIMELINE ONLY

Post by arifahsan » Tue Nov 24, 2015 7:08 pm

Thanks to almighty God.Just now received the brown envelope.

Eligibility criteria: 10 years + ILR 1 year.
Language criteria met: UK Degree and Life in the UK
Nationality: Indian
Method of application: NCS Redbridge
Date of application: 02/07/2015
Payment method: DC
Date of receipt by UKBA: 03/07/2015
Date of acknowledgement : 15/07/2015 (Dated 09/07/2015)
Date money gone off account: 10/07/2015
Date of letter requesting biometrics: 13/07/2015
Biometrics done: 15/07/2015
Date of approval  24/11/2015
Date of ceremony Need to be booked
Date applied for passports 
Date passports received

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Re: July 2015 Naturalization Application TIMELINE ONLY

Post by ChOudhry1 » Tue Nov 24, 2015 7:49 pm

[qthanks to almighty Allah that application for my daughter is also approved nowuote="ChOudhry1"]
ChOudhry1 wrote:My daughters,
Eligibility criteria: 5 years tier1 General dependent and 1 year ILR
Language criteria met: Trinity college london exam GESE grade 5
Nationality: Pakistani
Method of application: Ncs Trafford
Date of application: 07/07/2015
Payment method: DC
Date of receipt by UKBA: 08/07/2015
Date of acknowledgement :21/07/2015
Date money gone off account: 15/07/2015
Date of letter requesting biometrics:21/07/2015
Biometrics done:22/07/2015
Date of approval: 24/11/2015 dated 19/11/2015
Date of ceremony: waiting
Date applied for passports:
Me and my wife received letters of approvals with the advise to contact council to arrange citizen ship ceremony with in 21 days but for my daughter it says that your case has been approved but you must wait for the letter for citizen ship ceremony and do not contact your council until you receive an invitation letter for the ceremony and if you don,t get a letter of invitation with in two weeks then contact us.
I don,t know why it is different in case of our daughter who is also adult. Can any friend put some light on this.
Thanks a lot to all forum members for their support while waiting for this life time achievement and wish all the members who are waiting for an early approval.
Date passports received:
[/quote][/quote]
Choudhry

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Re: July 2015 Naturalization Application TIMELINE ONLY

Post by HelloitsmeAbby » Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:52 pm

Congrats Choudry. Hope you all manage to get the same ceremony date.

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Post by hyperbole » Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:58 pm

Eligibility criteria: British Partner + ILR 1 year.
Language criteria met: UK Degree and Life in the UK
Nationality: Ukrainian
Method of application: NCS Bromley
Date of application: 08/07/2015
Payment method: DC
Date of receipt by UKBA:
Date of acknowledgement : 17/07/2015
Date money gone off account:
Date of letter requesting biometrics: 26/07/2015
Biometrics done: 28/07/2015
Date of approval
Date of ceremony
Date applied for passports
Date passports received

Emailed the Home Office just now asking for an update. :(

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Re: July 2015 Naturalization Application TIMELINE ONLY

Post by HelloitsmeAbby » Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:24 pm

Good Luck! took5 months and a week here under same category

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Post by ChOudhry1 » Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:11 am

HelloitsmeAbby wrote:Congrats Choudry. Hope you all manage to get the same ceremony date.
Thanks a lot , I hope so. You have any idea why procedure to arrange for ceremony is different for different people. I have heard of both kind of letters here on this forum and I was a
Always wondering that I have been advised to contact the local authority as soon as possible and no latter than 21 day to book a ceremony. and some friends were writing about the kind of letter we got for our daughter to wait for the ceremony letter and if it does not come in two weeks to contact them. First I use to think that may be different councils have different procedure but now in our case it's the same council.
Thanks,
Choudhry

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