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Bono
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Brazil

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Bono » Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:37 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + 1 Year PR
Language Criteria: Post Grad Certificate (Transcript) + LIUK
Nationality : Brazil
Method of application: Paper form via solicitor
Date of application: 08/10/2018
Date Received at HO: 09/10/2018
Date of acknowledgement: 17/10/2018 (received as an email)
Funds Deducted: 16/10/2018
Date of Biometric letter issued: 16/10/2018 (arrived 19/10/2018)
Date Biometrics enrolled: 19/10/2018
Date on Approval letter: 14/11/2018
Date of receipt of approval: 16/11/2018 (special delivery with all my documents) 8)
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 23/11/2018 (dated 15/11/2018 !)
Date of Ceremony: 29/11/2018
Date of Passport Application: 29/11/2018 (online with friend approval by email on the same day)
Date of debit of fees: 29/11/2018
Date Passport to be received: today! :lol: delivered through the letterbox - 07/12/2018

The process was incredibly fast. I have used the services of a solicitor who I trust very much. If everything is ok, it does go very fast. Ceremony letter takes a week to arrived after approval letter in my experience. :mrgreen:

lorenzo_g
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Italy

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by lorenzo_g » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:08 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + 1 year permanent residence
Language: Naric (AQUALS + ELPS) + Life in the UK test
Nationality: EU (Italy)
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 1-11-2018
Date of acknowledgment: 6-11-2018 (email)
Date of Biometrics letter issued: 1-11-2018 (email)
ate of Biometrics letter received: 5-11-2018 (email)
Date Biometrics enrolled: 06-11-2018
Date of Documents sent to HO: 06-11-2018
Date of Documents received by HO: 07-11-2018)
Date on Approval letter: 26-11-2018
Date of receipt of approval: 28-11-2018
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Pending
Date of Ceremony: Pending
Date of Passport Application: Not applied yet
Date of debit of fees: 2-10-2018
Date Passport to be received: n/a

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Archer1
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Archer1 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:40 pm

Eligibility criteria: 10 years long residency + 1 Year ILR
Language Criteria: UK Masters Degree
Nationality : Pakistani
Method of application: NCS Paper form
Date of application: 17/09/2018
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of acknowledgement: 24/09/2018 (Via Email)
Date of debit of fees: 26/09/2018
Date of Biometric letter issued:21/09/2018
Date of biometric letter received:26/09/2018
Date Biometrics enrolled:27/09/2018
Date on Approval letter:24/10/2018
Date of receipt of approval:03/10/2018
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:01/11/2018
Date of Ceremony:28/11/2018 (Group)
Date of Passport Application: 29/11/2018 (Post Office Check and Send Service)
Date of debit of fees:01/12/2018
Date Passport to be received: 07/12/2018
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Tugt
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Turkey

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Tugt » Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:39 am

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + 2 Year ILR
Language Criteria: trinity + LIUK
Nationality : Turkish
Method of application: online
Date of application: 03/09/2018
Date Received at HO: 12/09/2018
Date of acknowledgement: 03/09/2018 (received as an email)
Funds Deducted: 03/09/2018
Date of Biometric letter issued: 03/09/2018
Date Biometrics enrolled: 15/09/2018
Date on Approval letter: 
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date of Ceremony: 
Date of Passport Application: 
Date of debit of fees: 
Date Passport to be received:

jokael
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by jokael » Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:43 pm

Eligibility Criteria: spouse of BC + EEA PR
Language Criteria: LIUK + Trinity B1
Nationality: EU
Method of Application: Online + NDRS + JCAP
Date of Application: 13/09/2018
Payment Method: Credit Card
Acknowledgement Email: 17/09/2018
Date of Debit of Fees: 13/09/2018
Date of Biometric letter issued: 13/09/2018
Date of biometric letter received: 13/09/2018 (online)
Date Biometrics enrolled:15/09/2018
NDRS appointment with council: 20/09/2018
Date of documents received at the HO: 21/09/2018
Date of Receipt of Approval and Ceremony Letter: 27/10/2018 (Dated 18/10/2018)
Date of Ceremony: 04/12/2018
Date of Passport Application: 20/09/2018
Date of debit of passport fee: 08/10/2018
Date Passport received: 08/12/2018

Taty_ana
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Taty_ana » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:24 pm

Taty_ana wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:07 pm
Taty_ana wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:05 am
Taty_ana wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:53 pm
Eligibility criteria: 10 years + 2 Year ILR
Language Criteria: Trinity + LIUK
Nationality : European
Method of application: By post
Date of application: 05/11/2018
Date Received at HO: 06/11/2018
Date of acknowledgement: 19/11/2018 (received as an email)
Funds Deducted: 16/11/2018
Date of Biometric letter issued: 16/11/2018
Date Biometrics enrolled: 21/11/2018
Date on Approval letter: 28/11/2018
Date of receipt of approval: 01/12/2018
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 08/12/2018 (date on letter 28/11/2018!)
Date of Ceremony: awaiting
Date of Passport Application: n/a
Date of debit of fees: n/a
Date Passport to be received: n/a

AliSufii
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by AliSufii » Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:03 pm

Eligibility criteria: 10 Years + 1 Year ILR
Language Criteria: UK Masters
Nationality : Non-EU
Method of application: Online+NDRS+JCAP
Date of application: 17-09-2018
Payment method: DC
Date of acknowledgement: 18-09-2018
Date of debit of fees: 18-09-2018
Date of Biometric letter issued: 17-09-2018
Date of biometric letter received: 17-09-2018
Date Biometrics enrolled: 19-09-2018
Date on Approval letter: 21 November 2018
Date of receipt of approval: 24 November 2018
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 1st December 2018
Date of Ceremony: 3rd December 2018
Date of Passport Application: 20-09-2018
Date of debit of fees HMPO: 12-10-2018
Date Passport to be received: 10th December 2018

Finally immigrant journey over.

Nevthe
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Nevthe » Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:29 am

Hi all, joining in on the fun:

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + 1 year PR
Language Criteria: BSc + LIUK
Nationality : EU
Method of application: NCS
Date of application: 10/12/2018
Date Received at HO: 11/12/2018
Date of acknowledgement:
Funds Deducted:
Date of Biometric letter issued:
Date Biometrics enrolled:
Date on Approval letter:
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date of Ceremony:

TanzPR
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by TanzPR » Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:26 am

TanzPR wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:13 pm
Eligibility criteria: 7.5 years + 1 year PR
Language Criteria: Masters degree from UK university + Life in the UK
Nationality: Indian (non-EU spouse of EU national)
Method of application: Online (NDRS + JCAP)
Date of application: 16 November 2018
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of acknowledgement: 16 November 2018
Date of debit of fees: 16 November 2018
Date of Biometric letter issued (downloaded online): 16 November 2018
Date of Biometric letter received (downloaded online): 16 November 2018
Date Biometrics enrolled: 16 November 2018
Date of NDRS + JCAP appointment: 22 November 2018
Date of JCAP Passport Application: 22 November 2018
Date of Documents received by HO: 23 November 2018
Date of debit of Passport fees: 12 December 2018
Date on Approval letter: Pending
Date of receipt of approval: Pending
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Pending
Date of Ceremony: Pending
Date Passport to be received: Pending

Pulcina89
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Pulcina89 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:33 pm

Eligibility criteria: 9 years + 2 Permanent resident
Language Criteria: UK BSc Degree + LIUK
Nationality : Italian
Method of application: NCS Wandsworth
Date of application: 26/11/2018
Date Received at HO: 27/11/2018
Date of acknowledgement: 12/12/2018 (received by post dated 09/12/2018)
Funds Deducted: 09/12/2018 (Sunday)
Payment method: Visa Debit
Date of Biometric letter issued: 09/12/2018
Date Biometrics enrolled: 13/12/2018
Date on Approval letter: awaiting
Date of receipt of approval: awaiting
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: n/a
Date of Ceremony: n/a
Date of Passport Application: n/a
Date of debit of fees: n/a
Date Passport to be received: n/a

ellie_n_beeb
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United States of America

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by ellie_n_beeb » Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:02 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + 1 year ILR
Language Criteria: from USA
Nationality : USA
Method of application: NCS
Date of application: 07/11/2018
Payment method: Card
Date of acknowledgement: 19/11/2018
Date of debit of fees: 19/11/2018
Date of Biometric letter issued:
Date of biometric letter received: 22/11/2018
Date Biometrics enrolled: 23/11/2018
Date on Approval letter:
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 14/12/2018
Date of Ceremony: 07/01/2019

Britlee
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Netherlands

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Britlee » Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:17 pm

Eligibility criteria: PR
Language Criteria: UK Degree
Nationality: EU
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 11/12/2018
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of acknowledgement: 11/12/2018
Date of debit of fees: 13/12/2018
Date of Biometric letter issued: 11/12/2018
Date of biometric letter received: 11/12/2018(online)
Date Biometrics enrolled: 13/12/2018
Date on Approval letter:
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date of Ceremony:
Date of Passport Application:
Date of debit of fees:
Date Passport to be received:

AnotherUUID
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by AnotherUUID » Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:36 am

Route : EEA, 5y residence + 1y PR
Eligibility criteria : 10y residence + 4y PR
Language criteria : UK Degree
Nationality : EU
Method of Application : Online
Date of application : 04/12/2018
Payment method : Debit Card
Acknowledgement date : 05/12/2018 (via email)
Date fees debited : 05/12/2018
Biometrics letter issue date : 04/12/2018
Biometrics letter receipt date : 04/12/2018 (online)
Date biometrics enrolled : 04/12/2018
Date supporting documents sent : 10/12/2018
Date supporting documents received : 11/12/2018
Date on decision letter :
Decision letter receipt date :
Ceremony letter receipt date :
Date of ceremony :
Passport application date :
Date fees debited :
Passport receipt date :

Akhan44
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Akhan44 » Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:35 pm

Eligibility criteria:10 Years Long Residence + 1 Year ILR
Language: UK Degree
Nationality : Non EU
Method of application: Online + NDRS + JCAP
Date of application: 17-10-2018
Date of acknowledgement: 18-10-2018 (received as an email)
Date of Biometric letter issued: 17-10-2018
Date Biometrics enrolled: 17-10-2018
Date of NDRS/JCAP appointment: 24-10-2018
Date of Documents received by HO:
Date on Approval letter: 30-11-18
Date of receipt of approval:15-12-18
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: (Combined approval & ceremony letter)
Date of Ceremony: 19-12-18
Date of Passport Application: 24-10-2018
Date of debit of fees:
Date Passport to be received:

haadikhan
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by haadikhan » Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:50 pm

Eligibility criteria:Spouse of BC
Language: B1
Nationality : Non EU
Method of application: Online + NDRS + JCAP
Date of application: 13-11-2018
Date of acknowledgement: 14-11-2018 (received as an email)
Date of Biometric letter issued: 13-11-2018
Date Biometrics enrolled: 15-11-2018
Date of NDRS/JCAP appointment: 16-11-2018
Date of Documents received by HO: 19-11-2018
Date on Approval letter:
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date of Ceremony:
Date of Passport Application: 16-11-2018
Date of debit of fees: 07-11-2018
Date Passport to be received:

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by CR001 » Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:59 am

@ user 'haadikhan' - kindly respect that this is a TIMELINE ONLY topic. Any questions, chit chat or discussions will be removed without further notice!!
Char (CR001 not Casa)
In life you cannot press the Backspace button!!
Please DO NOT send me a PM for immigration advice. I reserve the right to ignore the PM and not respond.

johnhkg
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Hong Kong

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by johnhkg » Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:24 pm

Eligibility criteria: Married to BC, ILE with 3 yrs in UK
Language: LITUK + Trinity B1
Nationality : Non EU
Method of application: Online + UKVCAS
Date of application: 10-12-2018
Date of acknowledgement: 11-12-2018 (email from UKVI)
Date of Biometric letter issued: N/A
Date Biometrics enrolled: 17-12-2018
Date of UKVCAS appointment: 17-12-2018
Date of Documents received by HO: N/A
Date on Approval letter:
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date of Ceremony:
Date of Passport Application:
Date of debit of fees:
Date Passport to be received:

ambstuc
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by ambstuc » Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:49 pm

Eligibility criteria: Lived in UK 5ys+, EU permanent residence
Language: Postgraduate Diploma (Bradford University) (medical postgraduate)
Nationality : EU
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 23/9/18
Date of acknowledgement: 24/9/18 (email)
Date of Biometric letter issued: N/A
Date Biometrics enrolled: N/A
Date of UKVCAS appointment: N/A
Date of Documents received by HO: N/A
Date on Approval letter: 7/11/18
Date of receipt of approval: 9/11/18
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 9/11/18
Date of Ceremony: 20/12/18
Date of Passport Application: 23/9/18
Date of debit of fees: N/K
Date Passport to be received: N/K

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by arre » Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:14 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5.5 years + 7 Years PR
Language Criteria: Life in UK + GESE5
Nationality : EU
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 19/11/2018
Date Received at HO: n/a
Date of acknowledgement: 20/11/2018 (via email)
Funds Deducted: 19/11/2018
Date of Biometric letter issued: n/a
Date Biometrics enrolled: 23/11/2018
Date on Approval letter: n/a
Date of receipt of approval:n/a
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: n/a
Date of Ceremony: n/a
Date of Passport Application: n/a
Date of debit of fees: n/a
Date Passport to be received: n/a

alladin
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by alladin » Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:21 pm

Eligibility criteria: Spouse of British Citizen
Language Criteria: Life in UK (old exam written in 2012)
Nationality : Indian
Method of application: Online + Bedford Council (JCAP)
Date of application: 14/11/2018
Date Received at HO: n/a
Date of acknowledgement: n/a
Funds Deducted: funds were deducted on the appointment day itself
Date of Biometric letter issued: n/a
Date Biometrics enrolled: 17/11/2018
Date on Approval letter: 14/12/2018 (this was a letter informing about approval and to arrange citizenship ceremony)
Date of receipt of approval:20/12/2018
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: n/a
Date of Ceremony: n/a
Date of Passport Application: n/a
Date of debit of fees: n/a
Date Passport to be received: n/a
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