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March 2015 Naturalization application timeline

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rakeysh.patel
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Re: March 2015 Naturalization application timeline

Post by rakeysh.patel » Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:19 am

tulip11 wrote:
snoorali77 wrote:Let's see who are the lucky ones today...
yes :) I applied on 3rd March still no approval letter :(
join the party...lol
An [Expensive] Immigrant journey has ended 19/08/2015. Good luck to you all out there...

PrairieSunflower
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Re: March 2015 Naturalization application timeline

Post by PrairieSunflower » Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:24 am

Thanks everyone. I will call my local council and ask them what their procedure is... just in case they don't send invitations like my letter says!

cinared
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Re: March 2015 Naturalization application timeline

Post by cinared » Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:31 am

Well, apparently my documents were delivered very early in the morning and im praying they didnt get soaked in the post somewhere..

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Re: March 2015 Naturalization application timeline

Post by bigmac12 » Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:39 am

Eligibility criteria: Spouse of BC (previously unmarried partner visa and ILR since Oct 14)
Language criteria met : Life in the UK + UK degree
Current nationality: Indian
Method of application: NCS - Benfleet
Date of application: 10/03/2015
Payment method: debit card
Date of receipt by UKBA: didn't check
Date of acknowledgment: Received on 25/03/2015
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 23/03/2015
Date approval received: waiting
Date of ceremony: waiting

T51820
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Re: March 2015 Naturalization application timeline

Post by T51820 » Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:46 am

PrairieSunflower wrote:How are people getting their ceremonies within a day or two of the approval letters? My letter says I need to wait for the invitation before I can contact my council (my council does 2-3 ceremonies per week). I'm still waiting for my invitation letter.
For me, I received the invitation letter the day after my approval letter; I was told that UKBA send approval to us and local authority at the same time. I got May 6th as a ceremony date, I phoned up to enquire about a private ceremony and luckily they had a space for the following day (someone cancelled).Pure luck.

http://www.immigrationboards.com/britis ... l#p1164554

Good luck to all.
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

chick414
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Re: March 2015 Naturalization application timeline

Post by chick414 » Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:47 am

I am now officially a British citizen. My ceremony just ended. Thank you everyone on this forum. Good luck to everyone still waiting xx

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Re: March 2015 Naturalization application timeline

Post by T51820 » Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:55 am

chick414 wrote:I am now officially a British citizen. My ceremony just ended. Thank you everyone on this forum. Good luck to everyone still waiting xx
Woohoooo! Our timelines are almost identical with processing times. Everything is the day after. :lol:

Congrats. xx
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

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Re: March 2015 Naturalization application timeline

Post by abdel 76 » Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:44 am

Guys I'm waiting for my money to be cleared. Any one apply on the 17th on march

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Re: March 2015 Naturalization application timeline

Post by apocolypto » Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:45 am

Yes guys. i am in the same boat. InshAllah I am very confident that ours approvals will be knocking at our doors this Saturday or Monday IA.



Same same wmazhar
We have same dates
Am still waitin for approval too
Update me please[/quote]

Yup same, will keep updated
I believe one more guy in this forum exactly the same dates and criteria I think he is apocolypto
Hope all three will get approval same day , inshalaha
Best of luck for everybody[/quote]

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Re: March 2015 Naturalization application timeline

Post by tomboy » Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:58 am

apocolypto wrote:Yes guys. i am in the same boat. InshAllah I am very confident that ours approvals will be knocking at our doors this Saturday or Monday IA.



Same same wmazhar
We have same dates
Am still waitin for approval too
Update me please
Yup same, will keep updated
I believe one more guy in this forum e
xactly the same dates and criteria I think he is apocolypto
Hope all three will get approval same day , inshalaha
Best of luck for everybody[/quote][/quote]

Yup we 3 r in a same boat mates
Insha Allah with in next 3 or 4 days
Very anxious and cant wait for that special brown envelope
Good luck guys xx

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Re: March 2015 Naturalization application timeline

Post by gemgirl23 » Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:01 am

Just want to share my good news, been wanting to post but for some reason having issues registering. Anyway here's my timeline.

Eligibility criteria: 10+ yrs residence, 7 yrs ILR, 3 yrs married to BC
Language criteria met - Life in the UK and ESOL B1
Current nationality: Filipino
Method of application: Post
Council name if NCS used:
Date of application: 03-03-15
Payment method CC/DC, Personal cheque, Bankers cheque etc: DC
Date of receipt by UKBA: 04-03-15 (Special Delivery Receipt)
Date of acknowledgment: 09-03-15
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 10-03-15
Date approval received:23-03-15 dated19-03-15
Date of ceremony: TBA

Still waiting for my invitation but I've called my council and was advised that the next group ceremony is on the 15th of April, so I'm hoping that I receive my invitation soon so I can book it for the 15th.

rakeysh.patel
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Re: March 2015 Naturalization application timeline

Post by rakeysh.patel » Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:07 am

Well done mate congratulations

One more 3/3 applicant in the clear :-)
An [Expensive] Immigrant journey has ended 19/08/2015. Good luck to you all out there...

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Re: March 2015 Naturalization application timeline

Post by hestervanderpoll » Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:24 am

abdel 76 wrote:Guys I'm waiting for my money to be cleared. Any one apply on the 17th on march
Hello mine arrived at the ho on the 17 March no money
taken off either....still waiting.
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

abdel 76
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Re: March 2015 Naturalization application timeline

Post by abdel 76 » Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:39 am

hestervanderpoll wrote:
abdel 76 wrote:Guys I'm waiting for my money to be cleared. Any one apply on the 17th on march
Hello mine arrived at the ho on the 17 March no money
taken off either....still waiting.
Thank you mate let update each other and good luck to you

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Re: March 2015 Naturalization application timeline

Post by davster » Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:43 am

davster wrote:
davster wrote:Eligibility Criteria: 5 Yrs Tier 1 (General) + 1 Yr ILR
Language Criteria: Life in the UK & UK Masters Degree
Method of Application: NCS Wandsworth
Date of Application: 16-03-15
Date of Receipt by UKVI: 17-03-15
Method of Payment: CC (Balance on CC reduced on 24.03.15, on statement 25.03.15)
Date of Fee Clearance: Awaiting
Date of Acknowledgement: Awaiting
Date of Approval: Awaiting
Date of Ceremony: Awaiting

rakeysh.patel
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Re: March 2015 Naturalization application timeline

Post by rakeysh.patel » Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:56 am

Royal Man has just been nothing except ever forever on DFS Sale leaflets :P :?
An [Expensive] Immigrant journey has ended 19/08/2015. Good luck to you all out there...

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Re: March 2015 Naturalization application timeline

Post by StrohRum » Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:59 am

Am also waiting for a ceremony letter.

Approval was dated 19 March; so a week today.
My Council definitely sends letters out so I will just be patient and only chase after the 2 week time period is up.

Good luck

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Re: March 2015 Naturalization application timeline

Post by PrairieSunflower » Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:00 pm

About the invitation letter from the council.

I contacted the council about what their procedure is and have just received their call back.

She confirmed it not their normal procedure to send out any letters as my Home Office letter tells me. I read her the portion of the letter that said NOT to contact my council and she asked if I was sure it really was my approval letter. I said I was definitely sure and she went and checked their paperwork and confirmed the council does indeed have my paperwork there.

The council lady is still confused about my letter and has asked me to take a picture of it and email it to her so she can read it and will get back to me.

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Re: March 2015 Naturalization application timeline

Post by StrohRum » Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:03 pm

That's worrying :)

Thanks for the info, yes please keep us posted

snoorali77
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Re: March 2015 Naturalization application timeline

Post by snoorali77 » Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:10 pm

It seems so far the approvals have only been received for those who applied in the 1st week of March.

I don't think anyone applied in the 2nd week have started getting approvals...

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