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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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aruni4470
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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
......

prasadduddi
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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:

Castro32
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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:

Castro32
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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.

OmerMohammed
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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:

madhuraj
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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.

KimF
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Re: March 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by KimF » Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:54 pm

I had a similar situation and was advised by NCS to delay my application until I was certain that it would be received on a date that I was in the UK. There is zero discretion on that requirement. You MUST be have been in the UK three years (I was a spouse of a BC) prior to your application. It wasn't worth the chance that I'd lose £874 for a few days wait.

madhuraj
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Re: March 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by madhuraj » Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:54 pm

Thank you KimF.

Yes, I am going to wait until next week.

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Re: March 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by spike_UK » Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:30 pm

Eligibility criteria: 1 year PR
Language criteria met (UK degree, exempt countries, PBS used documents, NARIC, or B1 test): ESOL Entry 3
Current nationality: Iraqi
Method of application: NCS
Council name if NCS used: Derby Register office
Date of application: 21/03/2014
Payment method CC/DC, Personal cheque, Bankers cheque etc: Debit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 24/03/2014
Date of aknowlegment: Awaiting...
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 31/03/2014
Date approval received: Awaiting...
Date of ceremony: Awaiting...
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

Betitoo
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Re: March 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by Betitoo » Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:50 pm

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 (Acknowledge letter 02/04/2014)
Date approval received: Awaiting...
Date of ceremony: Awaiting...

spike_UK
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Re: March 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by spike_UK » Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:01 pm

spike_UK wrote:Eligibility criteria: 1 year PR
Language criteria met (UK degree, exempt countries, PBS used documents, NARIC, or B1 test): ESOL Entry 3
Current nationality: Iraqi
Method of application: NCS
Council name if NCS used: Derby Register office
Date of application: 21/03/2014
Payment method CC/DC, Personal cheque, Bankers cheque etc: Debit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 24/03/2014
Date of aknowlegment: 02/04/2014( Dated 28/03/2014)
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 31/03/2014
Date approval received: Awaiting...
Date of ceremony: Awaiting...
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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