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

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savage87
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by savage87 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:03 pm

savage87 wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:20 pm
2 Applicants
Eligibility criteria : 9yrs residence + 2y PR
Language criteria : B1 CEFR Trinity College
Nationality : EU
Method of Application : Online
Date of application : 09/01/2019
Payment method : Credit Card
Acknowledgement date :
Date fees debited : 09/01/2019
Biometrics letter issue date : 09/01/2019
Biometrics letter receipt date : 09/01/2019 (online)
Date biometrics enrolled : 10/01/2019
Date supporting documents sent : 11/01/2019 (Post)
Date supporting documents received : 21/02/2019
Date on decision letter : 18/02/2019
Decision letter receipt date : 21/02/2019
Ceremony letter receipt date :
Date of ceremony :
The stress is now over. Thanks a lot to everyone on this forum and good luck to all applying!

johnhkg
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by johnhkg » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:09 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: 14 February 2019
Date of receipt of approval: 21 February 2019
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: incorporated into approval letter
Date of Ceremony: private ceremony booked for 26 February 2019
Date of Passport Application:
Date of debit of fees:
Date Passport to be received:

longgapilr
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by longgapilr » Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:00 am

Below is about the naturalisation application for my wife and child:

Eligibility criteria: Marriage to a BC (3 year route); ILR > 1 year; residence > 6 years (Tier 2)
Language Criteria: Trinity SELT B1 GESE
Nationality: Non-EU
Method of application: Online NDRS+JCAP
Date of online application: 14/11/2018
Date of NDRS+JCAP appointment: 15/11/2018
Date documents received by the HO: 19/11/2018
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of acknowledgement: 14/11/2018 (email)
Date of debit of fees: 15/11/2018
Date of biometric letter issued: 14/11/2018 (online)
Date of biometric letter received: 14/11/2018 (online)
Date Biometrics enrolled: 15/11/2018
Date on Approval letter: 14/01/2019
Date of receipt of approval: 24/01/2019
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 14/01/2019 (same as the approval letter; called the council to book)
Date of Ceremony: 13/02/2019 (public)
Date of Passport Application: 15/11/2018 (NDRS+JCAP appointment date)
Date of debit of fees: 07/12/2018
Date Passport received: 22/02/2019

Ayub
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Ayub » Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:44 pm

Eligibility criteria : 5 year residence + 1 year ILR
Language criteria : B1 CEFR Trinity College
Nationality : Afghan
Method of Application : Online (UKVCAS)
Date of application : 07/01/2019
Payment method : Debit Card
Acknowledgement date : 07/01/2019
Date fees debited : 07/01/2019
Biometrics letter issue date :N.A
Biometrics letter receipt date : N.A
Date biometrics enrolled : 15/01/2019
Date supporting documents sent :N.A
Date supporting documents received :N.A
Date on decision letter : 17/02/2019
Decision letter receipt date : 22/02/2019
Ceremony letter receipt date :
Date of ceremony :03/04/2019
Thanks to everyone in this forum for their guidance and support.

proxy80
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by proxy80 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:50 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria:4/5yr + 1yr ILR
Method of application: NCS Camden
Date of debit of fees: 17 January 2018
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 18 January 2018
Date of receipt of approval: 21 February 2018
Date of Ceremony:

I would like to thank to amazing community on this forum who have made the whole application as easy as possible. :wink: :P

nadworks
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by nadworks » Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:43 am

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + 1 year PR
Language criteria : Trinity B1
Nationality: EU (German)
Method of application: new system (Sopra Steria)
Online application submitted: 04.12.2018
Payment method: Credit card
Acknowledgement email: 05.12.2018
Biometrics and document processing appointment: 10.12.2018 (150km / £100)
Confirmation of documents received by HO: n/n
Approval letter issued: 08.02.2019
Approval letter received: 18.02.2019
Ceremony letter received:
Ceremony date: 02.04.2019 (earliest affirmation available)
Passport Application:
Debit of Passport fees:
Passport received:

Konsog
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Konsog » Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:36 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + 1 year PR
Language Criteria: UK Degree
Nationality : EU
Method of application: Online + New Service
Date of application: 03/12/2018
Payment method: Online
Date of acknowledgement: 03/12/2018
Date of debit of fees: 03/12/2018
Date of Biometric letter issued: N/A
Date of biometric letter received: N/A
Date Biometrics enrolled: New service appointment scheduled for 05/12/2018
Date on Approval letter: 12/02/2019
Date of receipt of approval: 22/02/2019 :D
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 22/02/2019
Date of Ceremony: 25/03/2019 (I may try to arrange a private ceremony before this date)
Date of Passport Application: Pending
Date of debit of fees: Pending
Date Passport to be received: Pending

I'm so relieved that this process is almost over. It felt like a very long wait, but it's also great to finally get the result. So stay strong everyone who is still waiting!

mrcolombo
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by mrcolombo » Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:40 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 Years + 1 Year Permanent Residence
Language Criteria: UK Degree + Life In The UK Test
Nationality : Non-EU
Method of application: Online NDRS + JCAP
Date of application: 31/10/2018
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of acknowledgement: 01/11/2018
Date of debit of fees: 31/10/2018
Date of Biometric letter issued: 31/10/2018
Date of biometric letter received: 31/10/2018
Date Biometrics enrolled: 02/11/2018
Date of NDRS/JCAP appointment: 08/11/2018 (Redbridge Council)
Date of Application received: 09/11/2018
Date on Approval letter: 11/01/2019
Date of receipt of approval: 19/01/2019
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 19/01/2019 (emailed the council to book)
Date of Citizenship Ceremony: 31/01/2019
Date of Passport Application: 08/11/2018 (same day as document submission)
Date of debit of fees: 27/11/2018
Date Passport was received: 07/02/2019

I would like to advice applicants to exercise patience, do the necessary research and provide every essential documentation required to apply for British Citizenship.

Good luck guys! :)

AngloAmerican
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by AngloAmerican » Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:28 pm

AngloAmerican wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:53 pm
Eligibility criteria: 30 yrs ILR + married 30 yrs to British citizen
Language Criteria: USA citizen, Masters and PhD from UK university
Nationality : USA
Method of application: online
Date of application: 30/12/2018
Payment method: credit card
Date of acknowledgement: 31/12/2018 (email)
Date of debit of fees: 30/12/2018
Date of UKVCAS appointment: 07/01/2019
Date Biometrics enrolled: 07/01/2019
Date on Approval letter: 02/19/2019
Date of receipt of approval: 02/22/2019
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date of Ceremony:
Date of Passport Application:
Date of debit of fees:
Date Passport received:

bimiben
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Nigeria

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by bimiben » Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:45 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + 1 year ILR
Language Criteria: UK Degree + LITU Test
Nationality : Non EU
Method of application: Online + New Service
Date of application: 02/01/2019
Payment method: Online
Date of acknowledgement: 03/01/2019
Date of debit of fees: 03/01/2019
Date of Biometric letter issued: N/A
Date of biometric letter received: N/A
Date Biometrics enrolled: New service appointment scheduled for 03/01/2019
Date on Approval letter: 17/02/2019
Date of receipt of approval: 23/02/2019
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 23/02/2019
Date of Ceremony: 28/03/2019 (I may try to arrange a private ceremony before this date)
Date of Passport Application: Pending
Date of debit of fees: Pending
Date Passport to be received: Pending

kiks
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by kiks » Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:46 pm

Eligibility criteria: 13yrs + 3yrs Pernament Residence + spouse of BC
Language Criteria: LIUK + Trinity B1
Nationality : EU
Method of application: Online + Existing service (post)
Date of application: 17/01/2019
Payment method: online /debit card
Date of acknowledgement: 17/01/2019
Date of biometric letter received: 17/01/2019/online
Date Biometrics enrolled: 18/01/2019
Date of sending the Documents to UKVI: 19/01/2019/ UKVI received documents on 21/01/2019/Royal Mail
Date of receipt of approval: 19/02/2019 - sent back with all supporting documents
Date on Approval letter: 16/02/2019 - they work on Saturdays? :shock:

Date of receipt of invitation for ceremony letter: 23/02/2019
Date of receipt of invitation for ceremony letter: 17/02/2019- they work on Sundays? :shock:
Date of Ceremony: 06/03/2019 - public free ceremony
Side note - booked ceremony straight after aproval letter arrived even advise was to wait for invitation letter. Saved probably time and a date as they go quite fast. Other than that - straight forward application.
Good luck to Everyone!

Adrivederci
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Adrivederci » Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:30 am

Wife
Nationality - German/Italian
Online Application - 25.10.18
Application Fees - 25.10.18
Confirmation E-mail - 26.10.18
Biometrics - 29.10.18
NCS appointment - 01.11.18
Message HMP Office - 16.11.18 saying not to travel before receiving my passport?
Passport Fees - 19.11.18
Letter HO - 04.01.19 saying they are dealing with the application
Approval - 09.01.19
Arrival of App. - 15.01.19
Arrival of C. Letter - 17.01.19
Date on letter - 10.01.19
Ceremony - 24.01.19 (private, free)
Passport - 31.01.19 (dated 29.01.19)

Husband
Nationality - Egyptian
Online Application - 25.10.18
Application Fees - 25.10.18
Confirmation E-mail - 26.10.18
Biometrics - 29.10.18
NCS appointment - 01.11.18
Passport Fees - 19.11.18
Letter HO - 04.01.19 saying they are dealing with the application
Approval - 09.01.19
Arrival of App. - 15.01.19
Arrival of C. Letter - 17.01.19
Date on letter - 10.01.19
Ceremony - 24.01.19 (private, free)
Passport - 20. 02.19 (dated 19.02.19)

Good Luck to everyone with the applications be patient :D

playmass
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by playmass » Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:53 am

Eligibility criteria: ILR > 10 years
Language Criteria: Majority English Language Speaking Country
Nationality: Non-EU
Method of application: Online UKVCAS
Date of online application: 26/11/2018
Date of UKVCAS appointment: 19/01/2019
Date documents received by the HO: submitted by UKVCAS
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of acknowledgement: n/a
Date of debit of fees: n/a
Date of biometric letter issued: n/a
Date of biometric letter received: n/a
Date Biometrics enrolled: 19/01/19
Date on Approval letter: 15/02/19
Date of receipt of approval: 21/02/19
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 15/02/2019
Date of Ceremony: 09/03/19 (private)
Date of Passport Application:
Date of debit of fees:
Date Passport received:

Dave1988
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Dave1988 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:18 am

Dave1988 wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:50 am
Dave1988 wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:51 pm
Dave1988 wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:22 pm
Eligibility criteria: 5 years + 1year PR
Language Criteria: Trinity College B1
Nationality: Polish
Method of application: Royal Mail (paper) spacial delivery
Date of application: 07/01/2019
Received by HO: 08/01/2019
Payment method: Card
Date of acknowledgement: 04/02/2019
Date of debit of fees: 03/02/2019
Date of Biometric letter issued: 03/02/2019
Date of biometric letter received: 06/02/2019
Date Biometrics enrolled: 07/02/2019
Date of NDRS appointment: NA
Date on Approval letter: 17/02/2019
Date of receipt of approval: 20/02/2019
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 23/02/2019
Date of Ceremony: 28/02/2019
Date of Passport Application: —
Date of debit of fees: —
Date Passport to be received: —-

sam82
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Sri Lanka

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by sam82 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:30 am

Eligibility criteria: 10 yaers + 1 year ILR
Language: IELTS
Nationality : Non EU
Method of application: Online + UKVCAS
Date of application: 18-02-2019
Date of acknowledgement: 19-02-2019(email from UKVI)
Date of Biometric letter issued: N/A
Date Biometrics enrolled: 19-02-2019
Date of UKVCAS appointment: 19-02-2019
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:

mt0007
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by mt0007 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:20 am

Eligibility criteria : 5 year residence + 1 year ILR
Language criteria : B1 CEFR Trinity College + Life in UK test
Nationality : Hong Kong
Method of Application : Online and new method
Date of application : 29/12/2018
Payment method : Debit Card
Acknowledgement date : 31/12/2018
Date fees debited : 29/12/2018
Biometrics letter issue date :N.A
Biometrics letter receipt date : N.A
Date biometrics enrolled : 02/01/2019
Date supporting documents sent : 29/12/2018, online
Date supporting documents received :N.A.
Date on decision letter : 14/02/2019
Decision letter receipt date : 23/02/2019
Ceremony letter receipt date :
Date of ceremony :18/03/2019

I'm so happy and relieved! Thanks to everyone in this forum for their guidance and support :D

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Wanderingrooh » Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:50 am

Eligibility criteria: 5 years+3 years ILR
Language Criteria: English Trinity Test certification+ Life in the UK test certificate
Nationality : Indian
Method of application: Online UKVCAS new service
Date of application: 1 Feb 2019
Payment method: Debit card online on 1 Feb 2019
Date of acknowledgement: 4 Feb 2019 (Email confirmation from UK visas and Immigration)
Date of debit of fees:4 Feb 2019
Date of Biometric letter issued: N/A
Date of biometric letter received: 1 Feb 2019 via email
Date Biometrics enrolled: 14 Feb 2019
Date on Approval letter: waiting
Date of receipt of approval: waiting
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: waiting
Date of Ceremony:waiting
Date of Passport Application:waiting
Date of debit of fees:waiting
Date Passport to be received:waiting

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Rbkr16 » Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:58 am

Eligibility criteria : 2 years student + 5 years refugee + 1 year ILR
Language criteria : B1 CEFR Trinity College + Life in UK test
Nationality : Non EU
Method of Application : Online and new method
Date of application : 04/02/2019
Payment method : Debit Card
Acknowledgement date : 05/02/2019
Date fees debited : 05/02/2019
Date biometrics enrolled : 15/02/2019
Date supporting documents sent : 15/02/2019, (online at new application centre in Croydon.)
Date on decision letter : waiting
Decision letter receipt date : waiting
Ceremony letter receipt date :waiting
Date of ceremony : waiting

mengo
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by mengo » Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:12 am

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + 1 years ILR
Language Criteria: MSc Degree in UK
Nationality: Non-EU
Method of application: Online + New Service (UKVCAS)
Date of application: 25/02/2019
Payment method: Online (Credit Card)
Date of acknowledgement: 26/02/2019 (email)
Date of debit of fees: 26/02/2019
Date of Biometric letter issued: 25/02/2019
Date of biometric letter received: 25/02/2019
Date Biometrics enrolled: 26/02/2019
Date on Approval letter: Waiting
Date of receipt of approval: Waiting
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Waiting
Date of Ceremony: Waiting
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 » Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:02 pm

Final update:
AnotherUUID wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:52 am
Update:
AnotherUUID wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:48 pm
AnotherUUID wrote:
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 : 31/01/2019 (Approved)
Decision letter receipt date : 04/02/2019
Ceremony letter receipt date : 08/02/2019 (dated 31/01/2019)
Date of ceremony : 12/02/2019 (private as earliest group slot was 4 weeks away)
Passport application date : 12/02/2019 (Online + Royal Mail special delivery)
Date fees debited : 12/02/2019
Passport receipt date : 28/02/2019
All in all about 42 working days from the date of application (36 from HO receiving the documents) to receiving the approval letter.
This finally marks the end of a journey with not an insignificant amount of stress and anxiety. Yet, it also marks the beginning of a new journey ahead :D Once again, thanks to everyone who helped out with my queries directly and this community as a whole, which has been an exceptionally invaluable resource!

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