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March 2015 Naturalization application timeline

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Littleaj78
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Re: March 2015 Naturalization application timeline

Post by Littleaj78 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:35 am

JamesBrodie wrote:Eligibility criteria: 5 years Tier 2 + 1 Year ILR
Language criteria met (UK degree, exempt countries, PBS used documents, NARIC, or B1 test): Exempt country
Current nationality: Australian
Method of application: NCS
Council name if NCS used: Camden
Date of application: 25/03/2015
Payment method CC/DC, Personal cheque, Bankers cheque etc: Debit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA: TBA
Date of acknowledgment: TBA
Date of debit or clearance of fees: TBA
Date approval received: TBA
Date of ceremony: TBA

I just submitted this morning, on my first day of eligibility. I was quite nervous as I am submitting without my BRP card (I lost it recently) and have received mixed information about the acceptability of this. But the NCS lady said my application was straightforward and shouldn't have any issues and I'm much more relaxed this morning. I'll update you when I hear from UKVI. Hoping for a 3-week turnaround on the application. Fingers crossed.

Good Luck :D

JamesBrodie
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Re: March 2015 Naturalization application timeline

Post by JamesBrodie » Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:40 am

Thank you!! :)

And to you too.
Naturalisation App: 25/3
Receipt by UKBA: 26/3
Email Ack/Fee taken: 13/4
Approval: 8/5 (Dated: 2/5)
Ceremony: 27/5

Passport App: 3/6 via PO
Receipt of App: 4/6
Interview Letter: 10/6
Return of Docs: 11/6
Interview: 15/6
Printed: 16/6
Arrived: 17/6

rakeysh.patel
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Re: March 2015 Naturalization application timeline

Post by rakeysh.patel » Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:13 pm

Another brown envelope and another junk :twisted: wait continues folks :twisted: :evil:
An [Expensive] Immigrant journey has ended 19/08/2015. Good luck to you all out there...

davster
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Re: March 2015 Naturalization application timeline

Post by davster » Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:57 pm

pernaiadauk wrote:
davster wrote:I applied on 16th March and they still haven't taken my money. Anyone else applied on 16th March?
I did and they still haven't taken my either :shock: I believe it will be taken by friday :D good luck everyone....
My credit card balance reduced by £906 yesterday, it will show up on the statement soon. Check your "available balance" to see if it is different to your "actual balance"

chick414
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Re: March 2015 Naturalization application timeline

Post by chick414 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:32 pm

It has been approved! Thank you God.king of kings. Lord of Lords. I have just received my approval. Thank you every 1 .

hestervanderpoll
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Re: March 2015 Naturalization application timeline

Post by hestervanderpoll » Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:34 pm

Oh nice.....as I am already feeling nervous because my fee hasn't been taken off ( my husband is paying it) and I'm
checking every day for 6 days now, that has made me feel
even more nervous and scared. I applied the same day as
you did.
Applied 16 March 2015
Received at ho 17 March 2015
Fee robbed 26 March 2015
Acknowledgment letter 26 March 2015
Approval 12 May 2015
ceremony date 20 May 2015
Passport application date 26 May 2015
Return of documents from passport office 29 May 2015

hestervanderpoll
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Re: March 2015 Naturalization application timeline

Post by hestervanderpoll » Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:36 pm

No email either.
Applied 16 March 2015
Received at ho 17 March 2015
Fee robbed 26 March 2015
Acknowledgment letter 26 March 2015
Approval 12 May 2015
ceremony date 20 May 2015
Passport application date 26 May 2015
Return of documents from passport office 29 May 2015

PrairieSunflower
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Re: March 2015 Naturalization application timeline

Post by PrairieSunflower » Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:38 pm

hestervanderpoll wrote:No email either.
I didn't get any emails during the process of waiting.

Amz15
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Re: March 2015 Naturalization application timeline

Post by Amz15 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:46 pm

chick414 wrote:It has been approved! Thank you God.king of kings. Lord of Lords. I have just received my approval. Thank you every 1 .
Congratulations :)

cinared
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Re: March 2015 Naturalization application timeline

Post by cinared » Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:54 pm

Hi Guys,

I applied via Benfleet, Essex on 24th of March but a bit worried as DX tracking number is not working :S.. I have read that Rakaysh had the same problem. I need my documents delivered this week as I was away from 29th of March 3 years ago. Anyone else have any experience with DX?

dilip_gem
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Re: March 2015 Naturalization application timeline

Post by dilip_gem » Wed Mar 25, 2015 3:16 pm

dilip_gem wrote:
dilip_gem wrote:Eligibility criteria: 5 yrs Tier1 + 1 Yr ILR
Language criteria met - Life in the UK & Degree taught in English
Nationality: Indian
Method of application: NCS
Council name if: Newham
Date of application: March 12, 2015
Date of receipt by HO: March 13, 2015
Payment method: Credit card
Date of debit or clearance of fees: March 20,2015
Date of acknowledgment: March 25,2015 (Dated March 20,2015)
Date approval received: waiting
Date of ceremony: waiting
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goldencreeper
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Re: March 2015 Naturalization application timeline

Post by goldencreeper » Wed Mar 25, 2015 3:27 pm

[b]UPDATED RECEIVED APPROVAL TODAY :)[/b]

Eligibility criteria: 5 Year Route ILR
Language criteria met - Life in the UK and UK degree
Current nationality: Indian
Method of application: NCS
Council name if NCS used: West Berkshire
Date of application: 02-03-2015
Payment method CC/DC, Personal cheque, Bankers cheque etc: DC
Date of receipt by UKBA: 03-03-2015 (Special Delivery Receipt)
Date of acknowledgment: 13-03-2015
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 09-03-2015
Date approval received:25-03-2015
Date of ceremony:07-04-2015

T51820
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Re: March 2015 Naturalization application timeline

Post by T51820 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:05 pm

UPDATE - Ceremony Attended - I'm officially BRITISH!


Eligibility criteria: 10+ years in the UK, 10+ years having ILR
Language criteria met - Life in the UK and Exempt country
Method of application: NCS
Date of application: March 4, 2015
Payment method: Debit card
Date of receipt by UKBA: March 5, 2015 via Royal Mail tracking
Date of debit or clearance of fees: March 10, 2015 (shown on online statement March 12, 2015)
Date of acknowledgment: March 13, 2015 (dated March 10, 2015)
Date approval received: March 23, 2015 (dated March 17, 2015)
Date of ceremony: March 25, 2015

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I've applied for my passport right after my ceremony.

All in all my application took 12 days from UKBA receiving it to approving me. As shown above, I managed to get a ceremony date merely two days after receiving the letter by sheer luck (see my previous posts in this thread). With Ceremony, It still only took 20 days in total.

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Once again good luck to all those waiting.
Naturalisation:
Date of receipt by UKBA: March 5, 2015
Approval: March 17, 2015 (received 23/3/15)
Group Ceremony: March 25, 2015
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Passport Application: March 25, 2015
Passport Appointment: April 2, 2015
Passport Receipt: April 8, 2015

badratio
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Re: March 2015 Naturalization application timeline

Post by badratio » Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:17 pm

badratio wrote:Eligibility criteria: EEA 5yr + 1yr PR
Language criteria met: IELTS
Current nationality: Latvian
Method of application: Special Delivery
Date of application: 16/03/2015
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 17/03/2015
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 24/03/2015
Date of acknowledgment: 25/03/2015 (Email)
Date approval received:
Date of ceremony:
Naturalisation timeline: EEU PR
Application date: 17-03-2015
Fee deducted : 24-03-2015
Acknowledgment email : 25-03-2015
Approval date : 02-04-2015
Ceremony: 28-04-2015

chick414
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Re: March 2015 Naturalization application timeline

Post by chick414 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:25 pm

T51820 wrote:UPDATE - Ceremony Attended - I'm officially BRITISH!


Eligibility criteria: 10+ years in the UK, 10+ years having ILR
Language criteria met - Life in the UK and Exempt country
Method of application: NCS
Date of application: March 4, 2015
Payment method: Debit card
Date of receipt by UKBA: March 5, 2015 via Royal Mail tracking
Date of debit or clearance of fees: March 10, 2015 (shown on online statement March 12, 2015)
Date of acknowledgment: March 13, 2015 (dated March 10, 2015)
Date approval received: March 23, 2015 (dated March 17, 2015)
Date of ceremony: March 25, 2015

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I've applied for my passport right after my ceremony.

All in all my application took 12 days from UKBA receiving it to approving me. As shown above, I managed to get a ceremony date merely two days after receiving the letter by sheer luck (see my previous posts in this thread). With Ceremony, It still only took 20 days in total.

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Once again good luck to all those waiting.

my approval arrived today and my ceremony is 2moro

pernaiadauk
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Re: March 2015 Naturalization application timeline

Post by pernaiadauk » Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:44 pm

davster wrote:
pernaiadauk wrote:
davster wrote:I applied on 16th March and they still haven't taken my money. Anyone else applied on 16th March?
I did and they still haven't taken my either :shock: I believe it will be taken by friday :D good luck everyone....
My credit card balance reduced by £906 yesterday, it will show up on the statement soon. Check your "available balance" to see if it is different to your "actual balance"
Same here, things has started to work for us, let's hope it won't take too long. Once again good luck.

ash2007
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Re: March 2015 Naturalization application timeline

Post by ash2007 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:51 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + 1 year of permanent resident
Language criteria met: Life In The UK Test + B1 ESOL entry 3
Current nationality: Polish
Method of application: NCS
Council name if NCS used: Ealing, London
Date of application: 20/03/15 (friday)
Payment method CC/DC, Personal cheque, Bankers cheque etc: Debit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA: Delivered to HO on 23/03/15 (monday) by Royal Mail
Date of acknowledgment:
Date of debit or clearance of fees:
Date approval received:
Date of ceremony:


We will see :wink:

hestervanderpoll
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Re: March 2015 Naturalization application timeline

Post by hestervanderpoll » Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:52 pm

It certainly hasn't been for me. I've heard zip. Have they
Tossed mine "aside"? No money taken, email, nothing
And I applied last week on 16 March arrived ho on 17
March
Applied 16 March 2015
Received at ho 17 March 2015
Fee robbed 26 March 2015
Acknowledgment letter 26 March 2015
Approval 12 May 2015
ceremony date 20 May 2015
Passport application date 26 May 2015
Return of documents from passport office 29 May 2015

The.Watcher
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Re: March 2015 Naturalization application timeline

Post by The.Watcher » Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:07 pm

hestervanderpoll wrote:It certainly hasn't been for me. I've heard zip. Have they
Tossed mine "aside"? No money taken, email, nothing
And I applied last week on 16 March arrived ho on 17
March
It can take up to 2 weeks for payment clearance. You will find as soon as that is cleared you wil get ack letter same day.

tulip11
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Re: March 2015 Naturalization application timeline

Post by tulip11 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:33 pm

No luck for me so far :(
congratulations to all those who got their approvals and those who attended ceremonies. Best of luck to the rest who are still waiting.
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