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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by cool_doc » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:08 pm

Eligibility criteria: ILR (Tier 2 Gen route) +1year
Language Criteria: Life in the UK test + IELTS (ILR route)
Nationality : Non-EEA
Method of application: Online + UKVCAS
Date of application: 26/12/2018
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of acknowledgement: 27/12/2018
Date of debit of fees: 27/12/2018
Date of Biometric letter issued: N/A (UKVCAS)
Date of biometric letter received: N/A (UKVCAS)
Date Biometrics enrolled: 02/01/2019 (UKVCAS)
Date on Approval letter: Awaited
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:

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Aloha1976 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:43 pm

Aloha1976 wrote:
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
* Citizenship Ceremony; 4/06/2019
* Passport Application: 4/06/2019
Received passport: Awaiting


Roughly 9 weeks from submitting biometrics to receiving approval... So so pleased this journey is nearly over.. 😁😁😁

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by khlid77 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:52 pm

Eligibility criteria: PR
Language Criteria: B1 trinity and life in the uk
Nationality : None EU
Method of application:Online
Date of application: 12/02/2019
Payment method: Online
Date of acknowledgement: 13/02/2019
Date of debit of fees: 12/02/2019
Date of Biometric letter issued: NA
Date of biometric letter received: NA
Date Biometrics enrolled:14/02/2019

Date on Approval letter: 23 may 2019
Date of receipt of approval: 7 jun 2019
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 11 Jun 19
Date of Ceremony: 4 July 19
Date of Passport Application: waiting
Date of debit of fees: waiting
Date Passport to be received: waiting
The long stressful wait is ending soon
Best of luck everyone .....

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by rupert77 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:18 am

Eligibility criteria: 5yr + 1yr ILR
Language Criteria: UK Degree
Nationality : None EU
Method of application:Online
Date of application: 26/05/2019
Payment method: Online
Date of acknowledgement: 28/05/2019
Date of debit of fees: 26/02/2019
Date of Biometric letter issued: NA
Date of biometric letter received: NA
Date Biometrics enrolled:12/06/2019 (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:

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by rupert77 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:18 am

Eligibility criteria: 5yr + 1yr ILR
Language Criteria: UK Degree
Nationality : None EU
Method of application:Online
Date of application: 26/05/2019
Payment method: Online
Date of acknowledgement: 28/05/2019
Date of debit of fees: 26/02/2019
Date of Biometric letter issued: NA
Date of biometric letter received: NA
Date Biometrics enrolled:12/06/2019 (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:

cp1990
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by cp1990 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:06 pm

Eligibility criteria: 10 years with 7 year ILR
Language Criteria: UK Degree + Life in UK Test
Nationality: Filipino
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 29/01/2019
Payment method: Online by Card
Date of acknowledgement: 30/01/2019
Date of debit of fees: 29/01/2019
Date of Biometric letter issued: na (never had one)
Date of biometric letter received: na
Date Biometrics enrolled: 02/02/2019
Date of UKVCAS appointment: 02/02/2019
Date on Approval letter: 20/05/2019
Date of receipt of approval: 24/05/2019
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 25/05/2019
Date of Ceremony: 19/06/2019 (rebooked for private ceremony). Date sent from the citizenship ceremony office was 23/07/2019

I am applying for my passport online as soon as I get home from my ceremony. Finally, this journey will be over by next week! Good luck to you all.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by alexbran89 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:48 pm

Post by alexbran89 » 04 Mar 2019 13:40

Eligibility criteria: 6 years in UK, 3 and half marriage with British wife, 2 months new settled status/ ILR , life in uk test certificate
Language Criteria:B1 trinity college certificate
Nationality :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 ( free of charge)
Date on Approval letter:4/6/2019
Date of receipt of approval: 13/06/2019
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: none, advised to ring the council and choose a date
Date of Ceremony: 14/06/2019 ( private ceremony £100 as the only free of charge that the council had available for me was on 28/06/2019)
Date of Passport Application: not yet
Date of debit of fees: not yet
Date Passport to be received: not yet


This is the most stressful thing I’ve ever experienced, I’m not sure why took HO that long to process the application as I’ve seen people getting approved before others, it doesn’t make sense but I’m happy the stress is over now, I’m so sorry for those that still waiting for a decisions but I know it’s easy to say keep patience but hang on there because you will get it in the end.
Best of luck

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by winwin2019July » Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:47 pm

Eligibility criteria: Tier 2 General 6 years + 1.5 year PR
Language Criteria:B1 trinity college certificate
Nationality :Non EU
Method of application: new online system UKVCAS
Date of application: 23/04/19
Payment method: online card payment
Date of acknowledgement: 23/04/19
Date of debit of fees:23/04/19
Date of Biometric letter issued:23/04/19 I booked the earliest available slot with UKVCAS
Date of biometric letter received: 23/04/19 Email
Date Biometrics enrolled: 29/04/19 UKVCAS
Date on Approval letter:10/06/2019
Date of receipt of approval: 14/06/2019
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 14/06.2019
Date of Ceremony: 02/07/2019 our council doesn't offer earlier appointments
Date of Passport Application: Pending
Date of debit of fees: Pending
Date Passport to be received: Pending

Hi all, I was just anxiously looking at these timelines yesterday, and this morning I got the A2 brown envelop :shock: this forum has been so helpful, thanks everybody and good luck! :lol:

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by saffagirlbee » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:16 pm

saffagirlbee wrote:
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: 03/06/2019
Date of receipt of approval:13/06/2019
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 13/06/2019
Date of Ceremony: 18/06/2019
Date of Passport Application: Pending
Date of debit of fees: Pending
Date Passport to be received: Pending
Date Passport Received: Pending
Absolutely thrilled - 77 days from application to approval! Good luck everyone, be patient, I know its hard but yours is on the way too. Thank you for all the reassurance with timeline sharing and help. Its hard but there is truly light at the end of this expensive process!

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by java0936 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:25 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 3yr spouse of BC
Nationality: Non EU
Language criteria: UK Degree + life in the uk test
Method of application: Online + UKVCAS premium lounge service
Date of receipt by UKBA: 29/03/2019
Payment method: credit card
Date of debit of fees: 30/03/2019
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 01/04/2019 ( don't think HO is the joking type?)
Date Biometric appointment: 06/04/2019
Date Biometric enrollment: 06/04/2019
Date on approval letter: 04/06/2019
Date of receipt of approval: 14/06/2019 (second class letter)
Date of Ceremony: pending
Date applied passport: pending
Date passport received: pending

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Idotu2 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:53 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5yr with PR + spouse of BC
Language Criteria: Trinity College B1 / GESE Grade 5 exam
Nationality: Polish, Israel
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 02/03/2019
Payment method: Online by Card
Date of acknowledgement: 04/03/2019
Date of debit of fees: 05/03/2019
Date of UKVI Appointment Confirmation Email: 08/03/2019
Date of UKVCAS appointment (Biometrics enrolled): 12/03/2019
Date on Approval letter: 07/06/2019
Date of receipt of approval: 14/06/2019
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date of Ceremony: 02/07/2019
Date of Passport Application:
Date of debit of fees:
Date Passport to be received:

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Sand6 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:33 am

Sand6 wrote:
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:15/06/19
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:

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Prem » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:02 am

Prem wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:15 pm
Eligibility criteria : ILR & Married to a BC
Language criteria : B1 CEFR Trinity College + Life in UK Test
Nationality : Indian
Method of Application : Online + New Service
Date of application : 12/03/2019
Payment method : Credit Card
Acknowledgement date : 12/03/2019 (via email)
Date fees debited : 12/03/2019
Date Biometrics enrolled : 16/03/2019 (Paid £50 for appointment & £35 for Document checking)
Date on approval letter : 10/05/2019
Approval letter receipt date : 20/05/2019
Ceremony letter receipt date : 20/05/2019
Date of ceremony : 12/06/2019
Passport application date : 15/06/2019
Date fees debited : 15/06/2019
Passport receipt date : waiting
Visa: Spouse
Sub: 24/06/09 Cochin
Result: ISSUED 21/08/09
Visa: ILR
Sent: 08/10/11
Rece: 31/12/11
Citizenship
Sent: 12/03/19
Rece: 20/05/19
Cerm: 12/06/19
Passport
Sent: 15/06/19
Rece: 25/06/19
Surrender Indian Passport and OCI Next!

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by cinemashampoo » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:14 am

Eligibility criteria : ILR
Language criteria : UK degree + Life in UK Test
Method of Application : Online + New Service
Date of application : 22/03/2019
Payment method : debit Card
Acknowledgement date : 25/03/2019 (via email)
Date fees debited : 22/03/2019
Date Biometrics enrolled : 28/03/2019 (free appointment)
Date on approval letter : 30/05/2019
Approval letter receipt date : 14/06/2019
Ceremony letter receipt date :
Date of ceremony : 21/06/2019
Passport application date :
Date fees debited :
Passport receipt date :

Good Luck for everyone!

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Adyslim123 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:59 pm

Eligibility:5years refugee status+3years ILR
Language criteria:B1 Trinity college + Life in the UK
Method of application:Online + New service
Date of application: 03/04/2019
Payment method: Debit card
Acknowledgement date: 04/04/2019
Date fees debited: 03/04/2019
Date biometric enrolled:17/04/2019(paid 60£ UKVCAs)
Date on approval letter:
Receipt approval letter:
Date of ceremony:
Passport application date:
Date fees debited:
Date receipt passport:

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by shaggie44 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:10 pm

Eligibility:5 years refugee status+5 years ILR
Language criteria:UK Degree + Life in the UK
Method of application:Online + New service
Date of application: 12/06/2019
Payment method: Credit card
Acknowledgement date: 13/06/2019
Date fees debited: 12/06/2019
Date biometric enrolled:18/06/2019(paid 50£ UKVCAs)
Date on approval letter:
Receipt approval letter:
Date of ceremony:
Passport application date:
Date fees debited:
Date receipt passport:

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by srkv03 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:38 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: 04/06/2019
Date of Ceremony: 07/08/2019
Date of Passport Application: waiting
Date of debit of fees: waiting
Date Passport to be received: waiting

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Post by JulianaCG » Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:24 pm

Eligibility criteria: ILR + Spouse of BC
Language Criteria: B1 trinity + Life in the UK
Nationality : Philippines
Method of application: new online system
Date of application: 28/05/2019
Payment method: online card payment
Date of acknowledgement: 28/05/19
Date of debit of fees:28/05/19
Date Biometrics enrolled: 14/06/19 UKVCAS Hammersmith
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: not yet
Date of debit of fees: not yet
Date Passport to be received: not yet

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by kostya » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:57 am

Eligibility criteria: ILR + Spouse of BC
Language Criteria: B1 trinity + Life in the UK
Nationality : Non EU
Method of application: new online system
Date of application: 16/05/2019
Payment method: online card payment
Date of acknowledgement: 17/05/19
Date of debit of fees:17/05/19
Date Biometrics enrolled: 04/06/19 UKVCAS
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: not yet
Date of debit of fees: not yet
Date Passport to be received: not yet

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Casa » Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:18 pm

@Anu1985 Please post your questions in a separate topic. This is a TIMELINE THREAD ONLY.
(Casa, not CR001)
Please don't send me PMs asking for immigration advice on posts that are on the open forum. If I haven't responded there, it's because I don't have the answer. I'm a moderator, not a legal professional.

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