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May 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

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

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doodoo2012
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Re: May 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by doodoo2012 » Sat Jun 13, 2015 7:26 pm

Hi guys,

I am grateful to his almighty. today I received my approval after long wait.

Time line,
Submitted application on 2nd of May 2014
Fee deducted on the 9th of May 2014
Acknowledged on 26th of May 2014
Then went quiet till December 2014. I called them, sent them a letter and complained to MP. Results, two letters saying wait another 6 months.
Approval date: 6th of June 2015
Received: 13th of June 2015

After over 13 months waiting, they have the guts to send me survey letter along with the letter!

All the best to all of you waiting.

Warmest wishes,

Doodoo

foufou
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Re: May 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by foufou » Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:51 pm

doodoo2012 wrote:Hi guys,

I am grateful to his almighty. today I received my approval after long wait.

Time line,
Submitted application on 2nd of May 2014
Fee deducted on the 9th of May 2014
Acknowledged on 26th of May 2014
Then went quiet till December 2014. I called them, sent them a letter and complained to MP. Results, two letters saying wait another 6 months.
Approval date: 6th of June 2015
Received: 13th of June 2015

After over 13 months waiting, they have the guts to send me survey letter along with the letter!

All the best to all of you waiting.

Warmest wishes,

Doodoo
congratulation doodoo ,if u don't mind to ask u if ur application was straight forward ? do u had overstay period ?
thanks

Manchester171
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Re: May 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by Manchester171 » Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:27 am

Siraj ud-Daulah wrote:
doodoo2012 wrote:Everyone tells me forget about it. It will come one day. I had forgotten about it for 13 months. How long more? No idea

If you moved address, best thing to do is to submit the online form on their website. I would also do post redirection through the post office for 6months just in case it takes long for them to pick up your online submission. Although they process these things normally in 5 days.
Best advice would be to forget about it, there's nothing we can do. Is there any added benefit to becoming British apart from going holiday without needing visa to many countries?
In fact as long as you have ILR in your passport and valid schengen visa to any country in Europe. You don't need any more passports in my opinion unless you want to vote.

Siraj ud-Daulah
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Re: May 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by Siraj ud-Daulah » Sun Jun 14, 2015 8:18 am

Manchester171 wrote:
Siraj ud-Daulah wrote:
doodoo2012 wrote:Everyone tells me forget about it. It will come one day. I had forgotten about it for 13 months. How long more? No idea

If you moved address, best thing to do is to submit the online form on their website. I would also do post redirection through the post office for 6months just in case it takes long for them to pick up your online submission. Although they process these things normally in 5 days.
Best advice would be to forget about it, there's nothing we can do. Is there any added benefit to becoming British apart from going holiday without needing visa to many countries?
In fact as long as you have ILR in your passport and valid schengen visa to any country in Europe. You don't need any more passports in my opinion unless you want to vote.
Aye, but travelling to London for Schengen visa from the North like us lot is a lot of hassle :(

Can you apply for Schengen visa without travelling to European Embassies? By post?

doodoo2012
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Re: May 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by doodoo2012 » Sun Jun 14, 2015 8:57 am

Straight forward application.

I came in 2007 as a refugee, finished my 5 years, applied for ILR (took them 9 months to approve it in 2012) and applied for naturalisation as per my timeline.

I never had any problems like overstay etc etc.

It is really nerves burning waiting for this specially if you have exams etc to do for your career and you want to travel around.

I hope you all get your approval asap.

All the best,

Doodoo

babe_khyber
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Re: May 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by babe_khyber » Sun Jun 14, 2015 10:40 am

Congratulations doodo, Are you single or a family applicants? I am still waiting since 20/ Feb 2014. The home office investigation my any possible war crimes involvement that is why my application has taken long but they didn't discover anything. Because I didn't involved a such activities or any kind of crim against humanity.
Doodo, what is your gaps period in arrival date or asylum day please? I think this a second factor. My time is just different 2 days due to weekends.
Best wishes for your future.
Babe khyber

AaLipak
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Re: May 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by AaLipak » Sun Jun 14, 2015 5:11 pm

Siraj ud-Daulah wrote:

Best advice would be to forget about it, there's nothing we can do. Is there any added benefit to becoming British apart from going holiday without needing visa to many countries?
Aye, but travelling to London for Schengen visa from the North like us lot is a lot of hassle :(

:D :D too ritght pal, take it you applied through Rutherglen NCS then ? :) Becoming British is A Privilege :P Entry Clearing Officer need not to type in so many keys so we would be Privileged :!: :lol:

doodoo2012
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Re: May 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by doodoo2012 » Sun Jun 14, 2015 5:17 pm

thank you all. I hope you all get your approval very soon.
so they want feedback in regard to their service :roll: great service i guess :D

Babe khyber, it was single application.
for the asylum, I applied same day I arrived. the gap was couple of hours no more. But I don't think this is matter.
I remember your username from 2012 when we were waiting for ILR, not sure if you remember me ! my heart and prays with you. I wish you get your approval soon.

dalvin
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Re: May 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by dalvin » Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:12 pm

Does anyone know how long it takes for the Home office to respond after requesting additional information? I applied for naturalization on the 14th of May 2014 - received a letter on the 25th of May 2015 requesting that i provide more information explaining how i looked after myself between a certain period - this information was needed by the 11th of June. i engaged a solicitor and responded to them on the 8th of june 2015 - now what is the timeframe for the case worker to respond with either bad or good news??

chocolateorange88
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Re: May 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by chocolateorange88 » Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:13 am

6 months from application so anytime until November

Arnizilla
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Re: May 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by Arnizilla » Thu Jun 18, 2015 2:21 pm

Hey Folks... I have just received my citizenship
Approval... Today 13:05 ... It was a long 13 months
Wait... Thank you all for the support.. I hope you
All get yours soon.. God Bless!!

jitu_2677
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Re: May 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by jitu_2677 » Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:46 pm

Am i the only 1 who is still waiting since may 2014. .......??

babe_khyber
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Re: May 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by babe_khyber » Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:39 pm

You are not alone I am waiting since February 2014 now running in 17 month and no body know when is my waiting is overring but nothing we can do appart from waiting.
Anyway good luck and just wait.
Best wishes.
Babe khyber

dalvin
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Re: May 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by dalvin » Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:25 am

[quote="dalvin"]Eligibility criteria: Family member of an EEA Nationl for 5yrs & 1yr 2 weeks on Permanent Residence Card
Language criteria met (Life in the UK Test & B1 test)
Current nationality: Zimbabwean
Method of application: Post
Council name if NCS used: Not used
Date of application: 10 May 2014
Payment method CC/DC, Personal cheque, Bankers cheque etc: Credit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 12 May 2014
Date of aknowlegment: 19 May 2014
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 19 May 2014
Date approval received: 17 June 2015
Date ceremony Invitation letter received: 30 June 2015
Date of ceremony: 01 July 2015

dalvin
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Re: May 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by dalvin » Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:31 am

It has been a long wait for me but finally got there - had my ceremony yesterday - will apply for passport in three weeks time as now going on holiday. Keep the faith and thank you all for sharing experiences. i will always refer folks to this forum for advice. cheerio!

martin54
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Re: May 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by martin54 » Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:10 pm

dalvin wrote:
dalvin wrote:Eligibility criteria: Family member of an EEA Nationl for 5yrs & 1yr 2 weeks on Permanent Residence Card
Language criteria met (Life in the UK Test & B1 test)
Current nationality: Zimbabwean
Method of application: Post
Council name if NCS used: Not used
Date of application: 10 May 2014
Payment method CC/DC, Personal cheque, Bankers cheque etc: Credit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 12 May 2014
Date of aknowlegment: 19 May 2014
Date of debit or clearance of fees: 19 May 2014
Date approval received: 17 June 2015
Date ceremony Invitation letter received: 30 June 2015
Date of ceremony: 01 July 2015


Congratulation man!!! Did you receive 3 to 6 months waiting?

foufou
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Re: May 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by foufou » Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:20 pm

dalvin wrote:It has been a long wait for me but finally got there - had my ceremony yesterday - will apply for passport in three weeks time as now going on holiday. Keep the faith and thank you all for sharing experiences. i will always refer folks to this forum for advice. cheerio!
congratulation mate , is your application was straightforward ? that really was a long wait

bippiin
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Re: May 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by bippiin » Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:01 pm

Any idea why this is taking so long?? I applied together with the rest of the family and they got theirs immediately. Still waiting for mine. Is there a possibility that they have lost the application?

jitu_2677
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Re: May 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by jitu_2677 » Sun Jul 19, 2015 11:37 am

So many application still pending don't know when they will finish.

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/ ... ex%201.pdf

babydoll75
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Re: May 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by babydoll75 » Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:43 pm

Finally finally good my brown envelope after 15 months

Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 5yrs ILR Language criteria met: exemption/ English speaking country + Life in UK Method of application: NCS Council name: Bromley Date of application: 08/05/2014 HO received: 14/05/2014 Payment method: Credit Card Date of debit or clearance of fees:#updated2 21/05/2014 Date of...
APPROVAL: 10/08/2015

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