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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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OrientPearl
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Philippines

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by OrientPearl » Tue May 28, 2019 11:45 pm

Eligibility criteria: Family of An Eu; with Permanent Residence Card
Language/LIUK Criteria: English
Nationality : Philippines
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 18-May-2019
Payment method: Card
Date of acknowledgement: 18-May-2019
Date of debit of fees:18-May-2019
Date of biometric letter received/issued:18-May-2019 (Expedited Service)
Date Biometrics enrolled: 23-May-2019
Date on Approval letter: (waiting)
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date of Ceremony:

OrientPearl
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Philippines

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by OrientPearl » Tue May 28, 2019 11:48 pm

Eligibility criteria: Family of an Eu/ Permanent Residence Card — 5 yrs + 1
Language/LIUK Criteria: English B2
Nationality : Philippines
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 18-May-2019
Payment method: Card
Date of acknowledgement: 18-May-2019
Date of debit of fees: 18-May-2019
Date of biometric letter received/issued:18-May-2019 [ +60.00 expedited service fee)
Date Biometrics enrolled:23-May-2019
Date on Approval letter:awaiting
Date of receipt of approval:”
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:”
Date of Ceremony:”

MH1
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by MH1 » Wed May 29, 2019 8:09 pm

Eligibility criteria: PR +1year
Language Criteria: Life in the UK test + Master certificate
Nationality : Non-EEA
Method of application: Online + UKVCAS
Date of application: 28/03/2019
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of acknowledgement: 29/03/2019
Date of debit of fees: 28/03/2019
Date of Biometric letter issued: N/A (UKVCAS)
Date of biometric letter received: N/A (UKVCAS)
Date Biometrics enrolled: 28/03/2019 (UKVCAS)
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:

moon2018
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Pakistan

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by moon2018 » Wed May 29, 2019 9:56 pm

Eligibility criteria: 10 years long residence +1year ILR
Language Criteria: Life in the UK test + Master certificate
Nationality : Non-EEA
Method of application: Online + UKVCAS
Date of application: 26/05/2019
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of acknowledgement: 28/05/2019
Date of debit of fees: 28/05/2019
Date of Biometric letter issued: Free appointment (UKVCAS)
Date of biometric letter received: (UKVCAS)
Date Biometrics enrolled: (UKVCAS)
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:

dependant101
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by dependant101 » Thu May 30, 2019 11:25 am

Eligibility criteria: 5 yrs + BC spouse
Method of application: Online
Date of receipt by UKBA: 20/01/2019
Date of debit of fees: 20/01/2019
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 20/01/2019
Date of receipt of approval: 18/04/2019
Date of Ceremony: 28/05/2019

madgooner04
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Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by madgooner04 » Fri May 31, 2019 12:32 am

Eligibility criteria: 10 years + 4 years ILR
Nationality : Non-EEA
Method of application: Online + UKVCAS
Date of application: 10/04/2019
Date Biometrics enrolled: (UKVCAS) 13/04/2019
Date on Approval letter:
Date of receipt of ceremony letter
Date of Ceremony:
Date of Passport Application
Date Passport to be received

LadyAisha
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by LadyAisha » Fri May 31, 2019 6:50 pm

Eligibility criteria: Family of an EU with a PR
Languge criteria: LIUK + TRINITY B1
Nationality: Tanzanian
Method of application: Online
Date of application:27/03/2019
Payment method: Amex (Credit card)
Date of acknowledgement: 28/03/2019 email
Date of debit of fees: 28/03/2019
Date of Biometrics enrolled: 11/04/2019 UKVCAS
Date on approval letter 22/05/2019
Date of receipt of approval:31/05/2019
Date of ceremony:26/06/2019
Date of passport application:
Date of debit of fees:
Date of passport received:

Thanks to everyone who has been contributing to this forum. Made my application so much easier just by reading through the posts.

Endlich4711
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Endlich4711 » Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:22 am

Eligibility criteria: 23 years in UK, British spouse, Settled Status
Language Criteria: B1 CEFR Trinity College + Life in UK Test
Nationality : German EU
Method of application: Online + New Service
Date of application: 12/02/2019
Payment method: Card
Date of acknowledgement: 13/02/2019 e-mail
Date of debit of fees: 12/02/2019
Date of Biometric letter issued: N/A new service
Date of biometric letter received: N/A new service
Date Biometrics enrolled: 15/02/2019 UKVCAS new service appointment
Date on Approval letter: 23/05/2019
Date of receipt of approval: 31/05/2019
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date of Ceremony:
Date of Passport Application:
Date of debit of fees:
Date Passport to be received:

cja_1234
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by cja_1234 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:17 am

Eligibility criteria: PR (Tier 2, 5-year route) + married to a British citizen
Language Criteria: Life in the UK test + Master certificate
Nationality: Non-EEA
Method of application: Online + UKVCAS
Date of application: 04/02/2019
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of acknowledgement: 04/02/2019
Date of debit of fees: N/A
Date of Biometric letter issued: N/A (UKVCAS)
Date of biometric letter received: N/A (UKVCAS)
Date Biometrics enrolled: 15/02/2019 (UKVCAS)
Date on Approval letter: 22/05/2019
Date of receipt of approval: 31/05/2019
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date of Ceremony:
Date of Passport Application:
Date of debit of fees:
Date Passport to be received:

srkv03
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by srkv03 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:28 am

Eligibility criteria: ILR + 5 Years
Language Criteria: Life in the UK
Nationality : Non-EEA
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 01/04/2019 (online)
Payment method: Card
Date of acknowledgement: 01/04/2019
Date of debit of fees: 01/04/2019
Date Biometrics enrolled: 18/04/2019 (UKVCAS - Reading)
Date on Approval letter: 24/05/2019
Date of receipt of approval: 01/06/2019
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

moodyp
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Kenya

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by moodyp » Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:44 pm

Eligibility criteria: ILR + 12 Years
Language Criteria: Life in the UK test + Degree certificate
Nationality : Non-EEA
Method of application: Online + UKVCAS
Date of application: 13/03/2019
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of acknowledgement: 14/03/2019
Date of debit of fees: 13/03/2019
Date of Biometric letter issued: N/A (UKVCAS)
Date of biometric letter received: N/A (UKVCAS)
Date Biometrics enrolled: 13/03/2019 (UKVCAS)
Date on Approval letter: 10/05/2019
Date of receipt of approval: 17/05/2019
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 20/05/2019
Date of Ceremony: 21/05/2019
Date of Passport Application: 21/05/2019
Date of debit of fees: 21/05/2019
Date Passport to be received:A few working days from 04/06/2019

Graham Weifang
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Location: Cheshire, UK
Mood:
China

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Graham Weifang » Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:02 pm

Graham Weifang wrote:
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: 25/05/2019 ***25/04/2019 ***(original post was month error)
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

moodyp
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Kenya

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by moodyp » Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:34 am

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Eligibility criteria: ILR + 12 Years
Language Criteria: Life in the UK test + Degree certificate
Nationality : Non-EEA
Method of application: Online + UKVCAS
Date of application: 13/03/2019
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of acknowledgement: 14/03/2019
Date of debit of fees: 13/03/2019
Date of Biometric letter issued: N/A (UKVCAS)
Date of biometric letter received: N/A (UKVCAS)
Date Biometrics enrolled: 13/03/2019 (UKVCAS)
Date on Approval letter: 10/05/2019
Date of receipt of approval: 17/05/2019
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 20/05/2019
Date of Ceremony: 21/05/2019
Date of Passport Application: 21/05/2019
Date of debit of fees: 21/05/2019
Date Passport to be received: 06/06/2019
Date of Passport Receipt: 05/06/2019

pandomim_quake
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by pandomim_quake » Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:35 pm

Eligibility criteria: 10 years long residency + 1 year ILR
Language/LIUK Criteria: UK Narric - B2/ LIUK passed
Nationality : Non-EEA
Method of application: Online + UKVCAS
Date of application: 31-03-2019
Payment method: Online - Credit Card
Date of acknowledgement: 31-03-2019
Date of debit of fees:31-03-2019
Date of biometric letter received/issued: 31-03-2019 - email
Date Biometrics enrolled: 02-04-2019 - Croydon
Date on Approval letter: waiting.. :?
Date of receipt of approval: waiting.. :?
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: waiting.. :?
Date of Ceremony: waiting .. :?

Baranf
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Baranf » Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:12 pm

Eligibility criteria: ILR
Nationality: Non EU
Language criteria: UK Degree + life in the uk test
Method of application: Online + UKVCAS service
Date of application: 12/04/2019
Payment method: credit card
Date of debit of fees: 12/04/2019
Date of receipt of acknowledgement 12/04/2019
Date Biometric appointment: 02/05/2019 (UKVCAS)
Date Biometric enrolment: 02/05/2019
Date on approval letter: 07/06/2019
Date of receipt of approval: pending
Date of Ceremony: pending
Date applied passport: pending
Date passport received: pending

esi86
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by esi86 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:34 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + 1 year ILR
Language Criteria: Trinity B1
Nationality : Non-EU
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 16/04/2019
Payment method: Debit card
Date of acknowledgement: 16/04/2019
Date of debit of fees:16/04/2019
Date of Biometric letter issued:16/04/2019
Date of biometric letter received:
Date Biometrics enrolled: 26/04/2019
Date on Approval letter: Waiting
Date of receipt of approval:waiting
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date of Ceremony:
Date of Passport Application:
Date of debit of fees:
Date Passport to be received:

nat2019
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Afghanistan

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by nat2019 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:17 pm

Eligibility criteria: Family of an Eu/ Permanent Residence Card 5 years + 3
Language Criteria: Trinity B1
Nationality : Non-EU
Method of application: Online + UKVCAS
Date of application: 23/02/2019
Payment method: Debit card
Date of acknowledgement: 24/02/2019
Date of debit of fees:23/02/2019
Date of Biometric letter issued: N/A (UKVCAS)
Date of biometric letter received: N/A (UKVCAS)
Date Biometrics enrolled: 28/02/2019
Date on Approval letter: Waiting
Date of receipt of approval:waiting
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: waiting
Date of Ceremony:
Date of Passport Application:
Date of debit of fees:
Date Passport to be received:

:? :?

Sand6
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Sand6 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:38 pm

Eligibility criteria:ILR 1 year
Language Criteria: Trinnity college B1
Nationality: Non-Eu
Method of application: post
Date of application: 17/05/2019
Recieved by VKVI: 20/05/2019
Date of acknowledgement email: 06/06/19
Date on acknowledgement letter:06/06/19
Date acknowledgment letter recieved: 10/06/19
Date of debit of fees: 05/06/19
Date of Bio-metric letter issued: 06/06/19
Date of Bio-metric letter received: 10/06/19
Date Bio-metrics enrolled:
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:

Onesie2017
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Nigeria

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Onesie2017 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:33 am

Eligibility criteria: Refugee 5yrs + 1yr ILR
Language Criteria: B1 + LITUK
Nationality : Nigerian
Method of application:Online+UKVCAS(1adult+2children)
Date of application: 6th feb 2019
Payment method: Online (MasterCard debit)
Date of acknowledgement: 6th feb 2019
Date of debit of fees: 6th feb 2019
Date of Biometric letter issued: 6th feb 2019
Date of biometric letter received: 6th feb 2019
Date Biometrics enrolled: 8th feb 2019
Date on Approval letter: not yet received
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 11th June 2019 dated 8th June 2019
Date of Ceremony: 18th July 2019 but will go for private earlier
Date of Passport Application:
Date of debit of fees:
Date Passport to be received:


I was in the UK illegally for 6weeks in 2011 as a child. The most expensive 8years journey is finally over!!!
Massive thank you to all everyone who responds on here to questions and queries 🙏

TeeKayStars
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Zimbabwe

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by TeeKayStars » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:44 pm

Eligibility criteria: Non EU with Settlement ILR since 2008
Language Criteria: BA Degree UK+LITUK
Nationality:Zim
Method of application: NCS
Date of application: 15/10/2018
Date of application sent: 16/10/2018
Date received by Home office: 17/10/2018
Payment method: Debit card
Date of acknowledgement: 20/10/2018
Date of debit of fees: 20/10/2018
Date of Biometric letter issued: 20/10/2018
Date of biometric letter received: 24/10/2018
Date Biometrics enrolled: 24/10/2018
Date on Approval letter: 02/05/2019
Date of receipt of approval: 13/05/2019
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 13/05/2019
Date of Ceremony: 16/05/2019
Date of Passport Application Online with electronic passport photo: 16/05/2019
Date of Posting Supporting Identity Documents for Passport Application (via special delivery): 17/05/2019
Date of debit of fees for Passport Application:17/05/2019
Date Passport Application Acknowledged by HMPO: 17/05/2019
Date of Passport Application Approval via text & email: 21/05/2019
Date Passport received: 25/05/2019

Total Processing time from Sumbmission to Approval 201 days or 6 months 18 days! The most stressful time of my life! Patience is a virtue I do not possess and this process really tested mine on so many levels. After 6 month period I got very worried I contacted home office and was informed caseworker will be in touch once Application is processed.

My advice to anyone waiting is don’t panic and start second guessing yourself and compare timelines. My case as far as I was concerned was straightforward but it still took longer than the maximum 6 months to process.

I hope this helps others going through this process.

Good luck all.

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