Eligibility criteria: 5 year (Spouse of BC) (ILR received 20/04/2018)
Language Criteria: UK degree
Nationality : India
Method of application: Edinburgh Council (NDRS+JCAP) 23/05/2018
Date of application: Online 18/05/2018
Payment method: JCAP+NDRS (online £1330) +£54 (over phone for JCAP) + £24 (NDRS appointment by debit card) + £8 (postage fee at NDRS by debit card)
Date of acknowledgement: 21/05/2018 (online) , documents acknowledgement from NDRS to HO: 24/05/2018, was able to track it online on Royal Mail special delivery.
Date of debit of fees: 18/05/2018 (JCAP+NDRS £1330)
Date of Biometric letter issued: 18/05/2018
Date of biometric letter received: 18/05/2018
Date Biometrics enrolled: 21/05/2018
Date on Approval letter: 28/09/2018
Date of receipt of approval: 04/10/2018
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 07/10/2018 (email : was very fast and efficient, phoned for the first available ceremony, took part in public ceremony in Edinburgh, it was very memorable and grand, the Lord Provost was not available, so there was someone else, had more than 16 different nationalities: loved the multicultural vibe, would highly recommend public ceremonies if you want to make it special )
Date of Ceremony: 16/10/2018
Date of Passport Application: 23/05/2018
Date of debit of fees: 12/07/2018
Date Passport to be received: 24/10/2018
. ( received around 2 pm through the door, got msg notification from HM passport in the morning)
( please be careful while signing the British passport, sign above the signature line in the middle of the page, please read instructions carefully)
For my LIUK test I used my driving licence as proof which has my married name, but British passport is only issued in the name given in the foreign passport used to apply. So, my naturalisation certificate and British passport is in my maiden name now.
Next step: I have to surrender Indian passport to get a surrender certificate as India doesn’t do dual nationality. All the best everyone.