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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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kate03
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by kate03 » Thu May 09, 2019 12:49 pm

kate03 wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:14 pm
2 Applicants
Eligibility criteria : 7yrs residence + 1.5y PR
Language criteria : B1 CEFR Trinity College (applicant 1) / UK degree (applicant 2)
Nationality: EU
Method of Application: Online
Date of application: 01/03/2019
Payment method: Credit Card
Acknowledgement date: 01/03/2019 for applicant 1 and 12/04/2019 for applicant 2 (in maiden name, which was not the name I applied in) (email)
Date fees debited: 01/03/2019
Biometrics letter issue date: 01/03/2019
Biometrics letter receipt date: 01/03/2019 (online) and again for applicant 2 in my maiden name on 17/04/2019 (dated 12/04/2019)
Date biometrics enrolled: 02/03/2019 and for applicant 2 again on 17/04/2019 in my maiden name
Date supporting documents sent: 02/03/2019 (Post)
Date supporting documents received: 04/03/2019
Date on decision letter: 01/05/2019
Decision letter receipt date: 04/05/2019
Ceremony letter receipt date: pending
Date of ceremony: pending
The wait is over - good luck everyone with this extremely stressful process!

netsaengsai
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Thailand

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by netsaengsai » Thu May 09, 2019 4:13 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years eea family member + 1 year permanent residence
Nationality: Non EU
Language criteria: UK Degree + life in the uk test
Method of application: Online + UKVCAS service
Date of receipt by UKBA: 14/02/2019
Payment method: credit card
Date of debit of fees: 14/02/2019
Date of receipt of acknowledgement 14/02/2019
Date Biometric appointment: 16/02/2019 (UKVCAS)
Date Biometric enrolment: 16/02/2019
Date on approval letter: 06/05/2019
Date of receipt of approval: 09/05/2019
Date of Ceremony: pending
Date applied passport: pending
Date passport received: pending

wonderer98
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Poland

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by wonderer98 » Fri May 10, 2019 9:57 am

Eligibility criteria: EEA national - 10 years in the UK – evidence for 6 years back
Language Criteria: LIUK + Degree in UK
Nationality: Polish
Method of application: Online + UKVCAS
Date of application: 23 Jan 2019
Payment method: Visa
Date of acknowledgement: 23 Jan 2019
Date of debit of fees: 23 Jan 2019
Date of Biometric letter issued: N/A (UKVCAS)
Date of biometric letter received: N/A (UKVCAS)
Date Biometrics enrolled: 26 Jan 2019 (at UKVCAS, Birmingham)
Date on Approval letter: 29 April 2019
Date of receipt of approval: 9 May 2019
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Need to book with my local council
Date of Ceremony: 21 May 2019 (private)
Date of Passport Application:
Date of debit of fees:
Date Passport to be received:

Total Time: 15 weeks to get approval.

It’s a long and expensive process, but worth it. Most of you received approval in about 8 weeks, not sure why mine took so long – I did not have to send any additional documents; I have not been asked any further questions. I am very happy that I finally got it.

Many thanks to alterhase58, CR001, NikiGio, secret.simon and others.

NomiKaay
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by NomiKaay » Fri May 10, 2019 8:23 pm

NomiKaay wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:45 am
Eligibility criteria: Married to BC
Language: UK Degree
Nationality : Non EU
Method of application: Online + UKVCAS
Date of application: 08-02-2019
Date of acknowledgement: 08-02-2018 (email from UKVI)
Date Biometrics enrolled: 21-02-2019
Date of UKVCAS appointment: 21-02-2019
Date on Approval letter: 26-04-2019
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of Ceremony: mid-June
Date of Passport Application:
Date of debit of fees:
Date Passport to be received:
And with that, my decade long journey to British Citizenship reaches its climax. Finally no more Home Office for life.

feri_2017
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Iran

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by feri_2017 » Sat May 11, 2019 9:58 am

Eligibility criteria: 10 years (Student, Refugee, ILR)
Language Criteria: UK Degree
Nationality: Iranian
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 21/04/2019
Payment method: Online by Card
Date of acknowledgement: 22/04/2019
Date of debit of fees: 22/04/2019
Date of Bio-metric letter issued: 21/04/2019
Date of Bio-metric letter received: 21/04/2019
Date of UKVCAS appointment: 10/05/2019
Date Bio-metrics enrolled:10/05/2019
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: pending
Date of debit of fees: pending
Date Passport to be received: pending

amy786
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Afghanistan

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by amy786 » Sat May 11, 2019 4:17 pm

Eligibility criteria: 16 years ILR , + spouse BC
Language Criteria: LIUK + trinity B1
Nationality : pakistani
Method of application: online
Date of application: 11/02/2019
Payment method: debit card
Date of acknowledgement: 12/02/2019
Date of debit of fees: 11/02/2019
Date of Biometric letter issued: 11/02/2019
Date of biometric letter received:
Date Biometrics enrolled: 15/02/2019
Date on Approval letter: 24/04/2019
Date of receipt of approval: 29/04/2019 with supporting documents
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 06/05/2019
Date of Ceremony: 15/05/2019
Date of Passport Application: tbc
Date of debit of fees:tbc
Date Passport to be received:tbc

ignition0
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Spain

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by ignition0 » Sun May 12, 2019 12:35 pm

ignition0 wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:43 pm
Eligibility criteria: PR (5 years) + 1 year
Nationality: Spanish
Language Criteria: Trinity B1 + Life in the UK test
Method of application: online + UKVCAS
Date of application: 04-02-2019
Payment method: Credit card
Date of acknowledgement: 05/02/2019
Date of debit of fees: 06/02/2019
Date Biometrics enrolled: 21/02/2019
Date on Approval letter: pending
Date of receipt of approval: pending
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: pending
Date of Ceremony: pending
Still no news

citiapl
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by citiapl » Mon May 13, 2019 3:07 pm

citiapl wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:16 pm
citiapl wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:27 pm
Eligibility criteria: 12 Months ILR
Language Criteria: UK Degree + Life in UK Test
Nationality: Non-EU
Method of application: Online - UKVCAS - New System
Date of application: 05/12/2018
Payment method: Online by Card
Date of debit of fees: 05/12/2018
Date of acknowledgement: 05/12/2018 (email with case ID)
Date of UKVCAS appointment: 20/12/2018 (UKVCAS Croydon)
Date Biometrics enrolled: 20/12/2018 (UKVCAS Croydon)
Date on Approval letter: 22/02/2019
Date of receipt of approval: 02/03/2019
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: incorporated into approval letter
Called council on: 04/03/2019
Date of ceremony: 01/05/2019
Date of passport applied: 01/05/2019
Date of passport received: 13/05/2019

NaturalBrit
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by NaturalBrit » Mon May 13, 2019 7:18 pm

Eligibility criteria: Tier 2 ILR + BC Spouse
Nationality: Non-EU
Language criteria: Trinity B1 + LITUK
Method of application: Online + UKVCAS service
Date of receipt by UKBA: 09/05/2019
Payment method: credit card
Date of debit of fees: 09/05/2019
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 09/05/2019
Date Biometric appointment: 13/05/2019 (UKVCAS)
Date Biometric enrolment: 13/05/2019
Date on approval letter: pending
Date of receipt of approval: pending
Date of Ceremony: pending
Date of passport application: pending
Date passport received: pending

batik85
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Italy

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by batik85 » Mon May 13, 2019 10:13 pm

batik85 wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:31 pm
batik85 wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:34 am
Eligibility criteria: 5yrs + 2yrs Permanent Residence
Language Criteria: Life In The UK test + Trinity B1
Nationality : EU
Method of application: Online + Existing service (post)
Date of application: 10/02/2019
Payment method: online /debit card
Date of acknowledgement: 11/02/2019
Date of biometric letter received: 10/02/2019/online
Date Biometrics enrolled: 12/02/2019
Date of sending the Documents to UKVI: 16/02/2019
UKVI received documents on 19/02/2019 Royal Mail
Date Missing documentation request: 15/04/2019 documentation sent back + request to send missing LITUK Pass notification letter by 25/04 (which was sent already, so not sure why they are saying it was missing)
Date ‘missing’ documentation sent: 16/04/2019
Date of receipt of approval: 09/05/2019 :D
Date on Approval letter: 30/04/2019
Date of receipt of invitation for ceremony letter: 09/05/2019 as part of approval letter
Date of Ceremony: 20/06/2019 first available group ceremony

kate03
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by kate03 » Tue May 14, 2019 2:32 pm

kate03 wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 12:49 pm
2 Applicants
Eligibility criteria : 7yrs residence + 1.5y PR
Language criteria : B1 CEFR Trinity College (applicant 1) / UK degree (applicant 2)
Nationality: EU
Method of Application: Online
Date of application: 01/03/2019
Payment method: Credit Card
Acknowledgement date: 01/03/2019 for applicant 1 and 12/04/2019 for applicant 2 (in maiden name, which was not the name I applied in) (email)
Date fees debited: 01/03/2019
Biometrics letter issue date: 01/03/2019
Biometrics letter receipt date: 01/03/2019 (online) and again for applicant 2 in my maiden name on 17/04/2019 (dated 12/04/2019)
Date biometrics enrolled: 02/03/2019 and for applicant 2 again on 17/04/2019 in my maiden name
Date supporting documents sent: 02/03/2019 (Post)
Date supporting documents received: 04/03/2019
Date on decision letter: 01/05/2019
Decision letter receipt date: 04/05/2019
Ceremony letter receipt date: 11/05/2019
Date of ceremony: 13/06/2019
The wait is over - good luck everyone with this extremely stressful process!

deboye2436
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Nigeria

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by deboye2436 » Wed May 15, 2019 8:33 pm

Eligibility criteria: 14 Years + 2 ILR
Language Criteria: 
Method of application: Online + post
Date of application: 11-03-2019
Date of acknowledgement: 11-03-19 
Date of UKVCAS appointment: 
Date of Biometric letter issued: n/a
Date Biometrics enrolled: 18/03/19
Date on Approval letter: 15/05/19
Date of receipt of approval: 10/05/19
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:15/05/18
Date of Ceremony:waiting
Date of Passport Application:
Date of debit of fees:
Date Passport to be received:
Hard to explain the feeling, easy to say now but if you're still waiting just hang in there. I know it's hard seeing people that applied after you get their decision but remember no news is usually better than quick news...aaaand breathe!!!!

CAT77
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South Africa

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by CAT77 » Thu May 16, 2019 7:33 am

Eligibility criteria: 6 years DLR + 6 months IRL + spouse BC
Language Criteria: LIUK + trinity B1
Nationality : South African
Method of application: online
Date of application: 26/04/2019
Payment method: Credit card
Date of acknowledgement: 26/04/2019
Date of debit of fees: 26/04/2019
Date of Biometric letter issued: N/A
Date of biometric letter received: N/A
Date Biometrics enrolled: 03/05/2019 (via UKVCASE Premium appointment)
Date on Approval letter: tbc
Date of receipt of approval: tbc
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: tbc
Date of Ceremony: tbc
Date of Passport Application: tbc
Date of debit of fees:tbc
Date Passport to be received:tbc

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drali444
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by drali444 » Thu May 16, 2019 6:51 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + 1 Year ILR
Language Criteria: UK university degree
Nationality : Non EU
Method of application: Online + New Service (UKVCAS)
Date of application: 11 Feb 2019
Payment method: Online
Date of acknowledgement: 12 Feb 2019
Date of debit of fees: 11 Feb 2019
Date of Biometric letter issued: n/a
Date of biometric letter received: n/a
Date Biometrics enrolled: 16 Feb 2019
Date on Approval letter: Still waiting :( :( :(
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

Still waiting, even though some who applied after me are getting the response. Worried :( :(

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by mickey1112 » Fri May 17, 2019 5:33 am

Eligibility criteria: ILR (2 years)
Nationality: African
Language criteria: Life in the UK + College and University Letter
Method of application: Online + UKVCAS
Date of receipt by UKBA: 15/05/2019
Date of application: 15/05/2019
Date of debit of fees: 16/05/2019
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 16/05/2019
Date Biometric appointment: 20/05/2019
Date Biometric enrolment:20/05/2019
Date on approval letter: pending
Date of receipt of approval: pending
Date of Ceremony: pending
Date applied passport: pending
Date passport received: pending

guru1s
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by guru1s » Fri May 17, 2019 8:03 am

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + 2 years of PR
Language Criteria: UK degree
Nationality : EU
Method of application: online
Date of application: 13/02/19
Payment method: card
Date of acknowledgement: 14/02/19
Date of debit of fees: 13/02/19
Date of Biometric letter issued:
Date of biometric letter received:
Date Biometrics enrolled: 18/02/19
Date on Approval letter: 15/04/19
Date of receipt of approval: 19/04/19
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 19/04/19
Date of Ceremony: 24/04/19 (had to fight for it)
Date of Passport Application: 24/04/19
Date of debit of fees: 24/04/19
Date Passport to be received: 13/05/19

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by unanimous » Fri May 17, 2019 2:12 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + 1 years of PR
Language Criteria: Trinity,life in the uk
Nationality : Iranian
Method of application: online
Date of application(online): 12/01/19
Payment method: card(online)
Date of acknowledgement: 12/01/19
Date of debit of fees: 12/01/19
Date of Biometric letter issued:15/01/2019
Date of biometric letter received:
Date Biometrics enrolled: 15/01/19
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: ----

Still waiting ...

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by CR001 » Fri May 17, 2019 2:24 pm

nuna1 wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 2:20 pm
Please respect that this is a TIMELINE THREAD ONLY. Any question, comment or discussion posts have been and will continue to be removed.
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.

heliosperson
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by heliosperson » Sat May 18, 2019 9:47 am

Eligibility criteria: 5 years T2 + 1 years of PR
Language Criteria: Exempt (Australian)
Nationality : Australia
Method of application: online
Date of application(online): 16/02/19
Payment method: card(online)
Date of acknowledgement: 18/02/19
Date of debit of fees: 16/02/19
Date Biometrics enrolled: 18/02/19
Date on Approval letter: 06/05/19
Date of receipt of approval: 18/05/19
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: ----
Straight forward application. Took 13 weeks from application date!

Aloha1976
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Nigeria

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Aloha1976 » Sat May 18, 2019 10:40 am

Aloha1976 wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:41 pm
Eligibility Criteria ; ILR 12years + BC spouse
*Date of Application ;  28/02/2019
* Acknowledgement date ; 1/03/2019
*Language ; B1+ LIT
*Nationality ; Nigerian
*Method of Application ; Online + UKCVAS
* Payment method ; Debit card
* Debited ; 1/03/2019
* UKCVAS Appointment ; 7/03/2019
* Biometrics ; 7/03/2019
* Approval Date - 07/05/2019
* Received Letter of Approval- 18/05/2019
Roughly 9 weeks from submitting biometrics to receiving approval... So so pleased this journey is nearly over.. 😁😁😁

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