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March 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

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lamijm
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Re: March 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by lamijm » Sat Apr 12, 2014 11:00 pm

missuk_90 wrote:I would like to share my line time for everyone:
Eligibility criteria: 9 years residence+ 1 year ILR
Language criteria met: LIUK+ B1
Method of application: by a solicitor
Council name if NCS used: NA
Date of application: 1st March 2014
Payment method: Direct Debit
Date of receipt by UKBA: 2nd March 2014
Date of acknowlegment: 10th March letter dated on 6th March
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 6th March
Date approval received:11th April( now i'm waitting for the invitation letter as it will come within 2 wks)
Date of ceremony:TBA ( will try to get the soonest private ceremony as i have some plan for holiday soon)
I hope everyone in this forum will get their approval
letter soon! thank for sharing your linetime and experience!
Congrats mate. Lets look feb applications are rolling in one by one. Lets see what next weeks holds :).

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Re: March 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by tunjy » Sat Apr 12, 2014 11:58 pm

tunjy wrote:
Application Timeline:
Eligibility criteria: 1.5yrs+ 3.5yrs ILR (joint application).
Method of application: NCS
Date of application: 06/03/2014
Date of receipt by UKBA: 07/03/2014
Date of debit of fees: 12/03/2014
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 17/03/14
Date of receipt of approval:waiting
Date of Ceremony: waiting:

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Re: March 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by Dr MS » Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:24 am

muskie wrote:
muskie wrote:Eligibility criteria: 2 years HSMP + 3 years Tier 1 General + 1 year ILR
Language criteria met : UK Master graduate degree transcript
Current nationality: Nigerian
Method of application: Self application via post office
Council name if NCS used: NA
Date of application: 3rd March 2014
Payment method: Credit card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 4th March 2014
Date of acknowlegment: 10th March 2014 (received a letter dated 5th March 2014 saying payment slip not in application and had to resend another slip same day)
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 17th March 2014
Date approval received:08 April 2014 (Ceremony invitation letter now received on 11 April 2014)
Date of ceremony:17 April 2014

Other comments: I just want to wish everyone all the best in their journeys. I have now completed mine and relieved it is over - it is worth the wait if you know what I mean, as I have in this period learnt to be patient and hopeful.
Congratulations!

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Re: March 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by Dr MS » Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:26 am

missuk_90 wrote:I would like to share my line time for everyone:
Eligibility criteria: 9 years residence+ 1 year ILR
Language criteria met: LIUK+ B1
Method of application: by a solicitor
Council name if NCS used: NA
Date of application: 1st March 2014
Payment method: Direct Debit
Date of receipt by UKBA: 2nd March 2014
Date of acknowlegment: 10th March letter dated on 6th March
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 6th March
Date approval received:11th April( now i'm waitting for the invitation letter as it will come within 2 wks)
Date of ceremony:TBA ( will try to get the soonest private ceremony as i have some plan for holiday soon)
I hope everyone in this forum will get their approval
letter soon! thank for sharing your linetime and experience!
Congratulations!

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Re: March 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by man4uni » Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:46 pm

Hello All,

I have done a bit of work for March as well.

I haven't included kpaxm77LP because it should be listed in January time line.

Once again starting with the approvals first...

Good Luck to those who are waiting.

PROTIP: To view the full list, please click on the sheet.
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lamijm
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Re: March 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by lamijm » Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:57 pm

man4uni wrote:Hello All,

I have done a bit of work for March as well.

I haven't included kpaxm77LP because it should be listed in January time line.

Once again starting with the approvals first...

Good Luck to those who are waiting.

PROTIP: To view the full list, please click on the sheet.

Job well done mate, it is people like you that make things easier for everyone waiting.

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Re: March 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by lasthurdle22 » Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:48 pm

@man4uni, nice 1 buddy- nice of you to put this together

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Re: March 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by Dr MS » Sun Apr 13, 2014 2:11 pm

Thanks a lot man4uni!

I didn't get the approval yet, I am afraid. Still waiting, hopefully soon.

Mohamed

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Re: March 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by man4uni » Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:07 pm

Dr MS wrote:Hi all,

It sounds like March applicants are getting their approvals now :lol:

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)
by Adventurer101 » Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:22 am


Hi everybody, here is my update with my naturalisation application:

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 6 years(Ancestry) + 2 years ILR
Method of application: NCS Southampton
Date of application: 13 March 2014 (Sorry, my previous submission had April, it is March)
Date of receipt by UKBA: 17 March 2014
Date of debit of fees: 17th March 2014
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 17th March 2014
Date of receipt of approval: 29th March 2014
Date of Ceremony: 13th May 2014
Mohamed
Oops! Sorry Mohamed ... I should have read it twice. The above timeline belongs to Adventurer101

Hopefully by my next update on Sunday you will have your approval :) iA

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Re: March 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by man4uni » Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:10 pm

lamijm wrote: Job well done mate, it is people like you that make things easier for everyone waiting.
lasthurdle22 wrote:@man4uni, nice 1 buddy- nice of you to put this together
Thank you for your nice comments ... Very much appreciated! :)

I just hope everyone receives their magic brown envelopes soon :D

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Re: March 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by spike_UK » Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:37 pm

man4uni wrote:
lamijm wrote: Job well done mate, it is people like you that make things easier for everyone waiting.
lasthurdle22 wrote:@man4uni, nice 1 buddy- nice of you to put this together
Thank you for your nice comments ... Very much appreciated! :)

I just hope everyone receives their magic brown envelopes soon :D
Well done man4uni,,, good job I hope you will update it as soon as someone else get approval ;)
Applied for EEA4 on 24/02/2012.
HO received on 27/02/2012.
Refusal received on 16/08/2012 dated 11/08/2012
At the court, the HO REP withdrawn the decision and asked me to send the DOC for the time before marriage.
PR dated 05/03/2013

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Re: March 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by montooshah » Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:23 pm

@man4uni, if you want to add my case in march list sheet, thanks in advance :

Eligibility criteria: 2 years HSMP + 3.5 years Tier 1 General + 1 year ILR
Language criteria met : India Bachelor /Master graduate degree transcript + UK Naric Letter for English Language Standard met + Life in UK Test Certificate
Current nationality: India
Method of application: Via NCS
Council name if NCS used: Hounslow
Date of application: 29th March 2014
Payment method: Credit card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 3rd April 2014
Date of acknowledgement: 11th April 2014 (received a letter dated 7th April 2014 saying payment received and application is under process )
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 7th April 2014
Date approval received:waiting
Date of ceremony:

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Re: March 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by kichwa101 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:19 am

Eligibility criteria: Indefinite to leave 2010
Language criteria met (UK degree, exempt countries, PBS used documents, NARIC, or B1 test): Life in the UK, B1 test
Current nationality: prefer not to state
Method of application: post office; special delivery plus enclosed a self stamped envelope which is registered
Council name if NCS used: none
Date of application: 18-03-2014
Payment method CC/DC, Personal cheque, Bankers cheque etc: CC
Date of receipt by UKBA: 19-03-2014, through the tracking number
Date of aknowlegment: 02-04-2014
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 27-03-2014
Date approval received: waiting
Date of ceremony: waiting

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Re: March 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by MarthaT » Mon Apr 14, 2014 1:21 pm

Eligibility criteria: Tier 4 for 2 years + ILR since 2000
Language criteria met (UK degree, exempt countries, PBS used documents, NARIC, or B1 test):Completed life in the UK + English test from Cambridge university
Current nationality: Colombian
Method of application: NCS
Council name if NCS used: Lincoln
Date of application: 20/03/2014
Payment method CC/DC, Personal cheque, Bankers cheque etc: Credit card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 21/03/2014
Date of aknowlegment: 28/03/2014
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 28/03/2014
Date approval received: Waiting
Date of ceremony: Waiting

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D good luck everyone!!
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Re: March 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by zeezee810 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 1:43 pm

Hi Man4uni,

Please update my status also.

My fees got debited on 28.03.14 and received a letter confirming it.

The acknowledgment letter I never received.

Thanks

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Re: March 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by rubina20102010 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:13 am

rubina20102010 wrote:Eligibility criteria: 2 years HSMP + 3 years Tier 1 General + 1 year ILR
Language criteria met : IELTS (6.5) band
Current nationality: Pakistani
Method of application: NCS
Council name if NCS used: Croydon
Date of application: 31 March 2014
Payment method: Debit card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 02 April 2014
Date of acknowlegment: 14-April-2014 Received - Dated 09-04-2014
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 09 April 2014
Date approval received:TBC
Date of ceremony:TBC

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Re: March 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by jetliu2000 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:52 am

I am delighted to see some March approvals and it brings some lights to my application.

I applied on 11 March 2014. I am not sure how HO allocate applications and hope they can be more transparent in the near future. Maybe provide tracking in application stage, just such a huge amount application fee we pay them.

All the best for you all, and enjoy the sun and waiting for our little surprises....

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Re: March 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by Joey_40 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:16 pm

Eligibility criteria: Spouse of BC, ILR – 6 years
Language criteria met: , Exempt Countries, Life in UK test
Current nationality: Australian
Method of application: Post
Council name if NCS used:
Date of application: 21 March 2014
Payment method: DC
Date of receipt by UKBA: 24 March 2014
Date of acknowledgment: 28 March 2014
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 31 March 2014
Date approval received: Waiting :roll:
Date of ceremony: Waiting :shock:

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Re: March 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by mzenzen » Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:08 pm

First of all and after thanking Allah, i would like to thank all of you guys who have been sharing your timelines, it has been of great help to have an idea of when i will receive my approval

And a very special thank you to the Admins of this forum, you guys are doing a much better job than the HO. I honestly think your guys are best suited to work for the HO, you would have made our life much easier.. I have used this forum for years now, since I divorced my ex EEA wife and applied to retain my right of residence until today when i finally got my citizenship approval letter..

The minimum i can do after thanking you again is share my timeline :)

Eligibility criteria: Retained right after divorcing an EEA national, 1 year PR
Language criteria met: , UK Degree + life in the uk test
Method of application: NCS Camden
Date of application: 1st March 2014
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 05 March 2014
Date of acknowledgment: 10 March 2014 (dated 07 march)
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 07 March 2014
Date approval received: 17th April (dated 7th of April)
Date of ceremony: 23rd April

Notes to add:
I sent an email to the UKBA (FurtherNationalityEnquiries@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk) on the 4th of April inquiring about my application, first I received an Auto Reply with a standard email so I assumed I wont be getting an other reply. Got an email on the 15th of April saying that my application had been processed and a decision was posted to me on the 7th of April. I then called the HO and was told that it was actually printed on the 7th but only posted on the 14th (one week to post a bloody letter!!) So I finally received it today and called the council and booked the ceremony for the 23rd of this month.

Long journey is over, and I am relieved to never think that I need to be interrogated every time I fly back to the UK.. as I find that really irritating..

Thank you all and BEST of luck to those still waiting :)
mzenzen

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Re: March 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by spike_UK » Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:25 pm

Joey_40 wrote:Eligibility criteria: Spouse of BC, ILR – 6 years
Language criteria met: , Exempt Countries, Life in UK test
Current nationality: Australian
Method of application: Post
Council name if NCS used:
Date of application: 21 March 2014
Payment method: DC
Date of receipt by UKBA: 24 March 2014
Date of acknowledgment: 28 March 2014
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 31 March 2014
Date approval received: Waiting :roll:
Date of ceremony: Waiting :shock:
Hi Joey_40, I have exactly same dates as you, 21/03, 24,03 and fee 31/03 aknow 28/03 let's see what happens ;) please update me anything u get. Thanks
Applied for EEA4 on 24/02/2012.
HO received on 27/02/2012.
Refusal received on 16/08/2012 dated 11/08/2012
At the court, the HO REP withdrawn the decision and asked me to send the DOC for the time before marriage.
PR dated 05/03/2013

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Re: March 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by Soebmk » Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:39 pm

mzenzen wrote:First of all and after thanking Allah, i would like to thank all of you guys who have been sharing your timelines, it has been of great help to have an idea of when i will receive my approval

And a very special thank you to the Admins of this forum, you guys are doing a much better job than the HO. I honestly think your guys are best suited to work for the HO, you would have made our life much easier.. I have used this forum for years now, since I divorced my ex EEA wife and applied to retain my right of residence until today when i finally got my citizenship approval letter..

The minimum i can do after thanking you again is share my timeline :)

Eligibility criteria: Retained right after divorcing an EEA national, 1 year PR
Language criteria met: , UK Degree + life in the uk test
Method of application: NCS Camden
Date of application: 1st March 2014
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 05 March 2014
Date of acknowledgment: 10 March 2014 (dated 07 march)
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 07 March 2014
Date approval received: 17th April (dated 7th of April)
Date of ceremony: 23rd April

Notes to add:
I sent an email to the UKBA (FurtherNationalityEnquiries@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk) on the 4th of April inquiring about my application, first I received an Auto Reply with a standard email so I assumed I wont be getting an other reply. Got an email on the 15th of April saying that my application had been processed and a decision was posted to me on the 7th of April. I then called the HO and was told that it was actually printed on the 7th but only posted on the 14th (one week to post a bloody letter!!) So I finally received it today and called the council and booked the ceremony for the 23rd of this month.

Long journey is over, and I am relieved to never think that I need to be interrogated every time I fly back to the UK.. as I find that really irritating..

Thank you all and BEST of luck to those still waiting :)
Many Congratulations to you n thx for updating us, I have I applied on 04-03-2014 and they received it on 05-03-2014 Same date as yours and acknowledgement letter dated 07/03/2014 but since then I haven't heard anything back from home office but e mailed to then quite few time then today I received email saying Dear Soebmk

Thank you for your enquiry.

I can confirm that your application was received on 5 March and was forwarded to the appropriate casework unit for consideration. Please note that we have your address noted as ****** Road in our records.

We will aim to consider your application in line with our service standards as outlined on our website. Currently our service standards covering applications for naturalisation are that we aim to decide 95% of applications within six months.

Your application is currently awaiting allocation to caseworker and will shortly be under active consideration. I can confirm, however, that your application should be decided within the published service standards for naturalisation applications.

Regards

Customer Service Advisor AO5

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Department 16
The Capital Building
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Is this the standard reply do they actually tell you what stage your application is?? Plz reply me as m bit worried about it many thx

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Re: March 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by mzenzen » Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:40 am

Thats not the standard email I received.. mine only said to visit the website for further details.. your email seems to be specific to your application.. i'd give it until mid next week and then give them a call.. it s always busy... so u have to be persistent to get them on the phone..

Best of luck and hope u hear the good news very soon..
mzenzen

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Re: March 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by Soebmk » Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:03 am

mzenzen wrote:Thats not the standard email I received.. mine only said to visit the website for further details.. your email seems to be specific to your application.. i'd give it until mid next week and then give them a call.. it s always busy... so u have to be persistent to get them on the phone..

Best of luck and hope u hear the good news very soon..
Thank you very much inshallah will get approval soon

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Re: March 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by Dr MS » Fri Apr 18, 2014 4:19 am

mzenzen wrote:First of all and after thanking Allah, i would like to thank all of you guys who have been sharing your timelines, it has been of great help to have an idea of when i will receive my approval

And a very special thank you to the Admins of this forum, you guys are doing a much better job than the HO. I honestly think your guys are best suited to work for the HO, you would have made our life much easier.. I have used this forum for years now, since I divorced my ex EEA wife and applied to retain my right of residence until today when i finally got my citizenship approval letter..

The minimum i can do after thanking you again is share my timeline :)

Eligibility criteria: Retained right after divorcing an EEA national, 1 year PR
Language criteria met: , UK Degree + life in the uk test
Method of application: NCS Camden
Date of application: 1st March 2014
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 05 March 2014
Date of acknowledgment: 10 March 2014 (dated 07 march)
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 07 March 2014
Date approval received: 17th April (dated 7th of April)
Date of ceremony: 23rd April

Notes to add:
I sent an email to the UKBA (FurtherNationalityEnquiries@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk) on the 4th of April inquiring about my application, first I received an Auto Reply with a standard email so I assumed I wont be getting an other reply. Got an email on the 15th of April saying that my application had been processed and a decision was posted to me on the 7th of April. I then called the HO and was told that it was actually printed on the 7th but only posted on the 14th (one week to post a bloody letter!!) So I finally received it today and called the council and booked the ceremony for the 23rd of this month.

Long journey is over, and I am relieved to never think that I need to be interrogated every time I fly back to the UK.. as I find that really irritating..

Thank you all and BEST of luck to those still waiting :)
Congratulations!

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Re: March 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by lamijm » Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:31 am

Guys yesterday my mate gave me a 0300 number to check on the progress of my application. I wasnt gonna call but did anyway. I applied on the 13th of march and fees debited on the 20th. The guy that answered the phone at ukba asked for my ref number and told me to hold while he checked the system for my records.

He then came back to tell me its not even with a caseworker as yet because his system is not showing any progress since fees were debited and applications could take up to 6 months :shock: . Im surprised after takiing the fees so quickly its still sat there in a pile just waiting. I guess its late may for me then

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