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March 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

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

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maximux79
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Re: March 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by maximux79 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:50 pm

Eligibility criteria: HSMP + Tier 1 ++ ILR
Language criteria met (UK degree, exempt countries, PBS used documents, NARIC, or B1 test): Origianl Degree certificate + PBS printout
Current nationality: Indian
Method of application: NCS
Council name if NCS used: Essex
Date of application: 26/03/2014
Payment method CC/DC, Personal cheque, Bankers cheque etc: Credit card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 27/03/2014
Date of aknowlegment:
Date of debit or clearance of fees:
Date approval received:
Date of ceremony:

Haidi5
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Re: March 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by Haidi5 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 4:47 pm

Dr MS wrote:Eligibility criteria: HSMP+Tier1+ILR
Language criteria met (UK degree, exempt countries, PBS used documents, NARIC, or B1 test): life in the UK+ Ielts test which was passed for HSMP.
Current nationality: Pakistan
Method of application: NCS
Council name if NCS used: Wandsworth
Date of application: 27/03/14
Payment method CC/DC, Personal cheque, Bankers cheque etc: Debit Card.
Date of receipt by UKBA:
Date of aknowlegment:
Date of debit or clearance of fees:
Date approval received:
Date of ceremony:

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Re: March 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by lasthurdle22 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:38 pm

Eligibility criteria: HSMP + Tier 2 + ILR
Language criteria met: UK MBA DEGREE + LIFE IN THE UK TEST PASSED FOR ILR
Current nationality: NIgerian
Method of application: NCS
Council name if NCS used: Haringey
Date of application: 27/03/2014
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA:
Date of aknowledgment:
Date of debit or clearance of fees:
Date approval received:
Date of ceremony:

The Avatar
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Re: March 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by The Avatar » Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:45 am

A few more days of March to go...Hopefully, soon it will be us looking out for approval letters! :D

Happy Friday!

newbie_t
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Re: March 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by newbie_t » Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:10 am

The Avatar wrote:A few more days of March to go...Hopefully, soon it will be us looking out for approval letters! :D

Happy Friday!
Going by Jan and Feb timelines, by end of April -mid May I guess :) . Average time taken is 45-60 days from the date of application.

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Re: March 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by naveen_nagesh » Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:56 am

Eligibility criteria: HSMP + Tier 1 + ILR
Language criteria met: Bachelors Degree(India) recognised by NARIC(submitted my Degree Certificate as well as a printout from the HSMP points calculator) + LIFE IN THE UK TEST PASSED FOR ILR
Current nationality: Indian
Method of application: NCS
Council name if NCS used: Bristol Register Office
Date of application: 25/03/2014
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA:
Date of aknowledgment:
Date of debit or clearance of fees:
Date approval received:
Date of ceremony:

Betitoo
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Re: March 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by Betitoo » Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:49 am

Eligibility criteria: 6 years with Blue Card
Language criteria met: Life in the UK + IELTS + UK MSc Degree
Current nationality: EU citizen
Method of application: NCS
Council name if NCS used: Hackney
Date of application: 19/03/14
Payment method : Credit Card
Date of acknowledgement: 24/03/14
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 28/03/2014 (£875 was taken from my credit card)
Date approval received: Awaiting
Date of ceremony: Awaiting

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Re: March 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by BC_Applicant » Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:04 am

Update on my acknowledgement

Eligibility criteria: 5 years Tier 1 route + 1 year ILR
English Language Criteria: Met through previous IELTS Certificate
Current nationality: Indian
Method of application: NCS ILFORD
Date of application: 14/03/2014
Payment method CC/DC, Personal cheque, Bankers cheque etc: DC
Date of receipt by UKBA: 17/03/2014
Date of aknowlegment: 27/03/2014
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 21/03/2014 (available balance reduced)
Date approval received: Awaiting
Date of ceremony:Awaiting

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Re: March 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by ouflak1 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:44 pm

Eligibility criteria: WP 5 years, ILR 4+ years
Language criteria met: Exempt Country (USA)
Current nationality: American
Method of application: Standard postal
Council name if NCS used:
Date of application: March 25th, 2014
Payment method CC/DC, Personal cheque, Bankers cheque etc: CC
Date of receipt by UKBA:
Date of aknowlegment:
Date of debit or clearance of fees:
Date approval received:
Date of ceremony:

Haidi5
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Re: March 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by Haidi5 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:06 pm

Haidi5 wrote:
Dr MS wrote:Eligibility criteria: HSMP+Tier1+ILR
Language criteria met (UK degree, exempt countries, PBS used documents, NARIC, or B1 test): life in the UK+ Ielts test which was passed for HSMP.
Current nationality: Pakistan
Method of application: NCS
Council name if NCS used: Wandsworth
Date of application: 27/03/14
Payment method CC/DC, Personal cheque, Bankers cheque etc: Debit Card.
Date of receipt by UKBA: 28/03/14
Date of aknowlegment:
Date of debit or clearance of fees:
Date approval received:
Date of ceremony:

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Re: March 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by aruni4470 » Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:22 pm

Eligibility criteria: HSMP + Tier 1 General + ILR
Language criteria met: PBS Document + IELTS for Spouse
Current nationality: Indian
Method of application: NCS
Council name if NCS used: Peterborough
Date of application: 15/03/2014
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 21/03/2014
Date of aknowlegment: Received 29/03/2014 Dated 24/03/2014
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 26/03/2014
Date approval received:
Date of ceremony:

nadeemiqbal
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Re: March 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by nadeemiqbal » Sat Mar 29, 2014 8:53 pm

Hi everyone,

please see the updated timeline below
nadeemiqbal wrote:Eligibility criteria: British Spouse
Language criteria met (UK degree, exempt countries, PBS used documents, NARIC, or B1 test): UK DEGREE
Current nationality: Pakistani
Method of application: NCS MAIDSTONE
Date of application:11/03/2014
Payment method CC/DC, Personal cheque, Bankers cheque etc: Debit card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 13/03/2014
Date of acknowledgment: 26/03/14 (dated 18/03/14)
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 18/03/14
Date approval received: TBC
Date of ceremony: TBC
now the waiting game
......

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Re: March 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by prasadduddi » Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:23 am

prasadduddi wrote:Eligibility criteria: 5 -> ILR
English Language Criteria: Masters degrees in India & PBS Printout
Current nationality: India
Method of application: NCS
Date of application: 20/03/2014
Payment method CC/DC, Personal cheque, Bankers cheque etc: CC
Date of receipt by UKBA: 21/3/2014
Date of aknowlegment: 30/03/2014
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 26/03/2014
Date approval received: Awaiting
Date of ceremony:Awaiting

katalin03
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Re: March 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by katalin03 » Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:41 am

Hello

I realize I made a mistake in my application I said settlement not citizenship. I passed my life in the uk test last week. There any way to change from settlement to citizenship?

Kitti

uvalue90
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Re: March 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by uvalue90 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:03 pm

uvalue90 wrote:Eligibility criteria: Tier 1 General + Spouse Visa & ILR
Language criteria met: UK Degree
Current nationality: Pakistani
Method of application: NCS
Council name if NCS used: Slough
Date of application: 19/03/2014
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 26/03/2014
Date of aknowlegment:
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 31/03/2014
Date approval received:
Date of ceremony:

longhorn1
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Re: March 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by longhorn1 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:35 pm

katalin03 wrote:Hello

I realize I made a mistake in my application I said settlement not citizenship. I passed my life in the uk test last week. There any way to change from settlement to citizenship?

Kitti
Which application form did you use and how much did you pay?

ritswaney
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Re: March 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by ritswaney » Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:13 pm

Eligibility criteria: Spouse of BC (Tier 1 Dependant -> ILR)
Language criteria met: IELTS
Current nationality: Indian
Method of application: NCS
Council name if NCS used:
Date of application: 15/03/2014
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 18/03/2014
Date of acknowledgement: 21/03/2014 (Letter Date)
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 21/03/2014
Date approval received:
Date of ceremony:

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Re: March 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by Castro32 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:36 pm

Eligibility criteria: Spouse of a British Citizen+ 1 year ILR
Language criteria met: UK masters degree and Life in the UK test certificate
Current nationality: Angolan
Method of application: Post office (Special recorded deliver)
Place: Sheffield
Date of application: 29/03/2014
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 31/03/2014
Date of acknowledgment:
Date of debit or clearance of fees:
Date approval received:
Date of ceremony:

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Re: March 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by Castro32 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:37 pm

Eligibility criteria: Spouse of a British Citizen+ 1 year ILR
Language criteria met: UK masters degree and Life in the UK test certificate
Current nationality: Angolan
Method of application: Post office (Special recorded deliver)
Place: Sheffield
Date of application: 29/03/2014
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 31/03/2014
Date of acknowledgment:
Date of debit or clearance of fees:
Date approval received:
Date of ceremony:

katalin03
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Re: March 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by katalin03 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:44 pm

Hello!

When I filled up the life in the uk test application.

Is that going to effect me in my process to apply as a citizen?

longhorn1
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Re: March 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by longhorn1 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:32 am

katalin03 wrote:Hello!

When I filled up the life in the uk test application.

Is that going to effect me in my process to apply as a citizen?
No, it will not affect your application for citizenship. It is the same life in the UK test certificate you use for both settlement and citizenship applications. So there is nothing to worry about.

katalin03
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Re: March 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by katalin03 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:12 am

longhorn1 wrote:
katalin03 wrote:Hello!

When I filled up the life in the uk test application.

Is that going to effect me in my process to apply as a citizen?
No, it will not affect your application for citizenship. It is the same life in the UK test certificate you use for both settlement and citizenship applications. So there is nothing to worry about.

katalin03
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Re: March 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by katalin03 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:14 am

:D thank you so much! I been so stressed about it! :D
katalin03 wrote:
longhorn1 wrote:
katalin03 wrote:Hello!

When I filled up the life in the uk test application.

Is that going to effect me in my process to apply as a citizen?
No, it will not affect your application for citizenship. It is the same life in the UK test certificate you use for both settlement and citizenship applications. So there is nothing to worry about.

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Re: March 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by OmerMohammed » Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:27 am

Eligibility criteria: Spouse of a British Citizen+ 1.5year ILR
Language criteria met: b1 trinity and Life in the UK test certificate
Current nationality:
Method of application: ncs newham
Date of application: 20/03/2014
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 21/03/2014
Date of acknowledgment:
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 31/03/2014
Date approval received: 
Date of ceremony:

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Date of application and being present 5 years ago

Post by madhuraj » Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:27 pm

Hello all,

I am planning to make an application for Naturalisation through NCS on 3rd April, that is in two days.

I assume after checking the documents, NCS will send my application and it will be received by UKBA on 4th April 2014.

Now, the problem is that exactly five years before i.e. on 4th April 2009, I left the UK for a three day trip to France and came back on the 6th April 2009.

While calculating the total number of days of absence, the Guidance suggests that we should exclude the day of departure and the day of arrival, which basically UKBA deems that you are present in the UK on the day of departure so in my case, I should be safe.

My application will be received by UKBA on 4th April 2014 and exactly 5 years before that day, I was present in the UK but left on the day to go to France.

Will it be ok or rather than taking chances I should just postpone sending my application.

I cannot cancel or reschedule my NCS appointment now so I am not sure what to do.

Please can someone help.

Many thanks in advance.

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