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Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

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

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by mansimranbal » Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:00 am

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + 1year ILR
Language Criteria: UK Degree
Nationality: Indian
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 23/01/2019
Payment method: Online by Card
Date of acknowledgement: 23/01/2019
Date of debit of fees: 23/01/2019
Date of Bio-metric letter issued: 23/01/2019
Date of Bio-metric letter received: 23/01/2019
Date of UKVCAS appointment: 26/01/2019
Date Bio-metrics enrolled:26/01/2019
Date on Approval letter: 09/04/2019
Date of receipt of approval: 15/04/2019
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 15/04/2019
Date of Ceremony: 14/05/2019
Date of Passport Application: pending
Date of debit of fees: pending
Date Passport to be received: pending

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by fahadshar » Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:02 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + spouse of British
Language Criteria: MSC + Life in the UK Test
Nationality: PAKISTANI
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 29/01/2019
Payment method: Online by Card
Date of debit of fees: 29/01/2019
Date of Biometric letter issued: 29/01/2019
Date of biometric letter received:29/01/2019
Date Biometrics enrolled: 29/01/2019
Date of documents posted: NA
Date of acknowledgement (email ): 29/01/2019
Date on Approval letter: Waiting :?
Date of receipt of approval: Waiting :?
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Waiting :?

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by saffagirlbee » Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:40 pm

Eligibility criteria: 6 years ILR
Language Criteria: IELTS B1 + Life in the UK Test
Nationality: South African
Method of application: Online + UKVCAS
Date of application: 28/03/2019
Payment method: Online by Card
Date of debit of fees: 28/03/2019
Date of Biometric letter issued: 28/03/2019
Date of biometric letter received: 28/03/2019
Date Biometrics enrolled: 30/03/2019
Date of documents posted: Used UKVCAS so on 30/03/2019 via their online service
Date of acknowledgement (email ): 29/03/2019
Date on Approval letter: Waiting
Date of receipt of approval: Waiting
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Waiting

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by duigoahead » Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:18 am

Eligibility criteria: Spouse of British Citizen
Language Criteria: Trinity GESE B2 and Life in the UK
Nationality: Bangladesh
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 21/02/2019
Payment method: Online by Card
Date of debit of fees: 21/02/2019
Date of Biometric letter issued: 21/02/2019
Date of biometric letter received: 21/02019. Printed off email.
Date Biometrics enrolled:22/02/2019
Date of documents posted: 22/02/2019
Date of acknowledgement (email ): 21/02:2019
Date on Approval letter:
Date of receipt of approval: Eligibility criteria: 6 years ILR
Language Criteria: IELTS B1 + Life in the UK Test
Nationality: South African
Method of application: Online + UKVCAS
Date of application: 28/03/2019
Payment method: Online by Card
Date of debit of fees: 28/03/2019
Date of Biometric letter issued: 28/03/2019
Date of biometric letter received: 28/03/2019
Date Biometrics enrolled: 30/03/2019
Date of documents posted: Used UKVCAS so on 30/03/2019 via their online service
Date of acknowledgement (email ): 29/03/2019
Date on Approval letter: 08/04/2019
Date of receipt of approval letter: 12/04/2018
Date of receipt of ceremony invitation letter: 20/04/2019
Date of Ceremony: Private ceremony booked 27/04/2019

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by duigoahead » Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:26 am

duigoahead wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:18 am
Eligibility criteria: Spouse of British Citizen
Language Criteria: Trinity GESE B2 and Life in the UK
Nationality: Bangladesh
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 21/02/2019
Payment method: Online by Card
Date of debit of fees: 21/02/2019
Date of Biometric letter issued: 21/02/2019
Date of biometric letter received: 21/02019. Printed off email.
Date Biometrics enrolled:22/02/2019
Date of documents posted: 22/02/2019
Date of acknowledgement (email ): 21/02:2019
Date on Approval letter: 08/04/2019
Date of receipt of approval letter: 12/04/2018
Date of receipt of ceremony invitation letter: 20/04/2019
Date of Ceremony: Private ceremony booked 27/04/2019

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Lobby » Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:33 am

Eligibility criteria: 6 years + spouse of EEA national
Language Criteria: BSc UK Degree + Life in the UK Test
Nationality: Nigerian
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 24/01/2019
Payment method: Online by Card
Date of debit of fees: 24/01/2019
Date of Biometric letter issued: 24/01/2019
Date of biometric letter received: 24/01/2019
Date Biometrics enrolled: 30/02/2019
Date of documents posted: 30/02/2019
Date of acknowledgement (email ): 30/02/2019
Date on Approval letter: Waiting
Date of receipt of approval: Waiting
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Waiting
Its been three months waiting... but very hopeful. Fingers cross

fahadshar
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by fahadshar » Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:49 am

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + spouse of British
Language Criteria: MSC + Life in the UK Test
Nationality: PAKISTANI
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 29/01/2019
Payment method: Online by Card
Date of debit of fees: 29/01/2019
Date of Biometric letter issued:
Date of biometric letter received:
Date Biometrics enrolled: 29/01/2019
Date of documents posted: NA
Date of acknowledgement (email ): 29/01/2019
Date on Approval letter: Waiting : 18/04/2019
Date of receipt of approval: Waiting : 26/04/2016
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 02/05/2018
:)

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by parham.r » Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:17 pm

Eligibility criteria: 15+ years (Student, PSW, Tier 1 G and ILR)
Language Criteria: MSc UK Degree + Life in the UK Test - as for the ILR
Nationality: Non EU
Method of application: NCS
Date of application:10/12/2018
Payment method: Card
Date of debit of fees:
Date of Biometric letter issued: 04/01/2019
Date of biometric letter received: 10/01/2019
Date Biometrics enrolled: 10/01/2019
Date of documents posted: 11/12/2018 by NCS
Date of acknowledgement (email): 07/01/2019
Date on Approval letter: 22/01/2019
Date of receipt of approval: 31/01/2019
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 30/01/2019
Date of Ceremony: 19/03/2019
Date of passport application (online): 20/03/2019
Date of passport documents sent (special delivery by 1pm): 20/03/2019
Date of passport application approval (text): 28/03/2019
Date of passport receipt: 01/04/2019

My spouse

Eligibility criteria: 9 years (PSW dependent, Tier 1 G dependent and ILR)
Language Criteria: Trinity College London (CEFR Level B1.1) + Life in the UK Test - as for the ILR
Nationality: Non EU
Method of application: Online (UKVAC)
Date of application:20/02/2019
Payment method: Card
Date of debit of fees:
Date of Biometric email issued: 20/02/2019
Date of biometric letter received: n/a
Date Biometrics enrolled: 02/03/2019
Date of documents posted:
Date of acknowledgement (email ): 21/02/2019
Date on Approval letter: 17/04/2019
Date of receipt of approval: 26/04/2019
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 26/04/2019
Date of Ceremony: 04/06/2019

With thanks to this forum and its helpful moderators and participating members

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by ihaveaquickquestion » Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:03 am

Eligibility criteria: 13 years, 2 years as Permanent Resident
Language Criteria: Trinity College London (CEFR Level B1.1) + Life in the UK Test
Nationality: EU
Method of application: Online (UKVCAS)
Date of application: 11/02/2019
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of debit of fees: 15/02/2019
Date of Biometric email issued: n/a
Date of biometric letter received: n/a
Date Biometrics enrolled: 22/02/2019 (UKVCAS appointment)
Date of documents posted: 22/02/2019 (UKVCAS appointment)
Date of acknowledgement (email): 11/02/2019 - received single email with CaseID after submitting the application
Date on Approval letter: 19/04/2019
Date of receipt of approval: 26/04/2019
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 26/04/2019
Date of Ceremony: to be booked

Took UKVCAS route and uploaded all documents to the system myself. During UKVCAS appointment my biometric was taken, passport was scanned and all documents submitted to Home Office. There was no confirmation of the submission (no email, no receipt received).

kamalkamal
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by kamalkamal » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:20 am

kamalkamal wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:33 am
Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 4years PR
Nationality: Non EU
Language criteria: language+life in the uk tests
Method of application: paper application
Date of receipt by UKBA: 08/04/2019
Payment method: credit card
Date of debit of fees: 27/04/2019
TBC...

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by alexbran89 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:01 am

Eligibility criteria: 6 years in UK, 3 and half marriage with British wife, 2 months new settled status/ ILR
Language Criteria:B1 trinity college certificate+
life in uk test certificate
Nationality :EU/Romanian
Method of application: new online system
Date of application: 24/2/19
Payment method: online card payment
Date of acknowledgement: 25/2/19
Date of debit of fees:25/2/19
Date of Biometric letter issued:24/2/19 online
Date of biometric letter received: 24/2/19 online
Date Biometrics enrolled: 6/3/19 UKVCAS Manchester
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:


Hopefully will get my decision soon..

kamalkamal
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by kamalkamal » Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:24 am

kamalkamal wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:20 am
kamalkamal wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:33 am
Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 4years PR
Nationality: Non EU
Language criteria: language+life in the uk tests
Method of application: paper application
Date of receipt by UKBA: 08/04/2019
Payment method: credit card
Date of debit of fees: 27/04/2019
Date of acknowledgement: 20/04/2019 (by email)
TBC...

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Nancy DD » Wed May 01, 2019 9:22 am

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Biometric enrolment for Settled Status: 16/11/2018
Biometric Residence Permit card issued: 14/01/2019
Eligibility criteria: 3yr spouse of BC (actually 31 years next month)
Language criteria : IELST Life Skills B1 (23/02/2019) + Life in the UK Test (15/02/2019)
Nationality: Belgian
Method of application: Online + UKVCAS
Date of online application Submitted: 28/02/2019
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of debit of fees: 28/02/2019
Date of acknowledgement: 01/03/2019 (email from UKVI)
Date of UKVCAS appointment/biometrics: 13/03/2019
Date of biometric letter issued: N/A
Date on Approval letter: 12/04/2019
Date of receipt of approval: 24/04/2019
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 30/04/2019
Date of Ceremony: 19/06/2019
Date of Passport Application: pending
Date of debit of fees: pending
Date Passport received: pending

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by fabirae » Wed May 01, 2019 4:14 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + 1year ILR
Language Criteria: UK Msc Degree
Nationality: Non EU
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 19/01/2019
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of acknowledgement: 19/01/2019
Date of debit of fees: 19/01/2019
Date of Biometric email issued: n/a
Date of biometric letter received: n/a
Date of UKVCAS appointment: 28/01/2019
Date Bio-metrics enrolled: 28/01/2019
Date of documents posted: 28/01/2019
Date on Approval letter: 12/03/2019
Date of receipt of approval: 20/03/2019
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 22/03/2019
Date of Ceremony: 24/04/2019

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by laniakea » Sun May 05, 2019 7:51 pm

Eligibility criteria: 9 years's residence + Settled status (applied within days, since married to GB citizen)
Language Criteria: GB Degree, attached language certificate just in case
Citizenship: European Union
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 04/02/2019
Payment method: Online by Card
Date of acknowledgement: 05/02/2019
Date of debit of fees: 04/02/2019 (paid online)
Date of UKVCAS appointment: 11/02/2019
Date Bio-metrics enrolled: 11/02/2019
Date on Approval letter: 25/04/2019
Date of receipt of approval: 02/05/2019
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 03/05/2019 (issued on 30/4/2019)
Date of Ceremony: 15/06/2019 (arranged a no extra charge individual ceremony on the 7/5/2019)
Date of Passport Application: applying immediately after the ceremony
Date of debit of fees: n/a
Date Passport to be received: n/a

I feel so sorry for anyone who has to go through this humiliating, costly and stressful procedure. I survived this and I hope you can, too. Let's make it easier for others.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by zelda113 » Tue May 07, 2019 11:33 am

Eligibility criteria: 5 years BC Language Criteria: UK Msc Degree
Nationality: Non EU
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 19/01/2019
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of acknowledgement: 19/01/2019
Date of debit of fees: 19/01/2019
Date of Biometric email issued: n/a
Date of biometric letter received: n/a
Date of UKVCAS appointment: 28/01/2019
Date Bio-metrics enrolled: 28/01/2019
Date of documents posted: 28/01/2019
Date on Approval letter: 12/03/2019
Date of receipt of approval: 20/03/2019
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 22/03/2019
Date of Ceremony: 24/04/2019

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by zelda113 » Tue May 07, 2019 11:37 am

Eligibility criteria: 5 years (spouse for BC)
Language Criteria: Spouse of BC
Nationality: Pakistani
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 23/04/2019
Payment method: Online by Card
Date of acknowledgement: 23/04/2019
Date of debit of fees: 23/04/2019
Date of Bio-metric letter issued: NA
Date of Bio-metric letter received: NA
Date of UKVCAS appointment: 23/05/2019
Date Bio-metrics enrolled: Pending
Date on Approval letter: Pending
Date of receipt of approval: Pending
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Pending
Date of Ceremony: Pending
Date of Passport Application: pending
Date of debit of fees: pending
Date Passport to be received: pending

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Nessanessa2 » Tue May 07, 2019 2:21 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + 1PR
Language criteria: Trinity College London (CEFR Level B1.1) + Life in the UK Test
Nationality: EU
Method of application: Online (UKVCAS)
Date of application: 06/02/2019
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of acknowledgement: 05/02/2019
Date of Biometric email issued: 05/02/2019
Date of biometric letter received: n/a
Date of UKVCAS appointment: 11/02/2019
Date Bio-metrics enrolled: 11/02/2019
Date on Approval letter: 26/04/2019
Date of receipt of approval: 07/05/2019 :shock: :shock:
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: n/a
Date of Ceremony: 18/06/2019 8)

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by allyf » Tue May 07, 2019 7:20 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 3yr spouse of BC
Nationality: Non EU
Language criteria: Canadian + life in the uk test
Method of application: Online + UKVCAS
Date of receipt by UKBA: 31/01/2019
Payment method: credit card
Date of debit of fees: 31/01/2019
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 31/01/2019
Date Biometric appointment: 12/02/2019
Date Biometric enrollment: 12/02/2019
Date on approval letter: 19/04/2019
Date of receipt of approval: 01/05/2019
Date of Ceremony: May 28/2019
Date applied passport: soon after receiving certificate!
Date passport received: pending

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Graham Weifang » Wed May 08, 2019 4:00 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + and spouse of BC
Language criteria: Trinity College London (CEFR Level B1.1) + Life in the UK Test
Nationality: NON - EU
Method of application: Online (UKVCAS) Manchester Central Library
Date of application: 25/0542019
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of payment 01/04/2019 (Fee paid: 1349.20 GBP)
Date of Biometric email issued: Already have BRP
Date of Biometric letter received: n/a
Date of UKVCAS appointment: 25/04/2019
Date Bio-metrics enrolled: again on 25/04/2019
Date on Approval letter: Awaiting
Date of receipt of approval: Awaiting
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Awaiting
Date of Ceremony: Awaiting

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