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

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EmmyLu1
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by EmmyLu1 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:24 pm

Eligibility criteria: ILR + 1yr
Language Criteria: University Degree + Life in the UK
Nationality : Non-EU
Method of application: new online system
Date of application: 02/03/2019
Payment method: online card payment
Date of acknowledgement: 02/03/19
Date of debit of fees:03/03/19
Date Biometrics enrolled: 07/03/19 UKVCAS
Date on Approval letter: 22/06/2019
Date of receipt of approval: 01/07/19
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: not yet
Date of Ceremony: 14/08/2019
Date of Passport Application: not yet
Date of debit of fees: not yet
Date Passport to be received: not yet

Saad02
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Saad02 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:45 pm

Saad02 wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:03 am
Saad02 wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:32 am
Eligibility criteria: ILR + Married to BC
Language Criteria: UK Degree
Nationality: Bangladeshi
Method of application: Online + UKVCAS
Date of online application Submitted: 03/03/2019
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of acknowledgement: 04/03/2019 (email from UKVI)
Date of debit of fees: 03/03/2019
Date of UKVCAS appointment: 15/03/2019
Date of biometric letter issued: N/A
Date Biometrics enrolled: 15/03/2019
Date on Approval letter: 17/06/2019
Date of receipt of approval: 27/06/2019
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 27/06/2019
Date of Ceremony: 01/07/2019 (Private Ceremony)
Date of Passport Application: 01/07/2019
Date of debit of fees: 01/07/2019
Date Passport received:

Guang
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Guang » Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:58 pm

Eligibility criteria: ILR + 1yr
Language Criteria: University Degree + Life in the UK
Nationality : Non-EU
Method of application: new online system
Date of application: 24/06/2019
Payment method: online card payment
Date of acknowledgement: 25/06/19
Date of debit of fees:25/06/19
Date Biometrics enrolled: 25/06/19 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

JulietSoul
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Israel

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by JulietSoul » Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:02 pm

Eligibility criteria: BC Spouse, Surinder Singh route (5 years PR)
Language Criteria: B1 from TRINITY COLLEGE + LIFE IN THE UK TEST
Nationality : Non-EU
Method of application: New online system
Date of application: 24/06/2019
Payment method: Online card payment
Date of acknowledgement: 25/06/2019
Date of debit of fees: 24/06/2019
Date Biometrics enrolled: 01/07/2019 UKVCAS
Date on Approval letter: Not yet
Date of receipt of approval: Not yet
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Not yet
Date of Ceremony: Not yet
Date of Passport Application: Not yet
Date of debit of fees: Not yet
Date Passport to be received: Not yet

Yili
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Iran

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Yili » Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:05 am

Eligibility criteria: 5years(refugee iranian) + 2 years BRP
Method of application: paper form
Date of receipt by UKBA: 25 November 2018
Date of receipt of approval: 28 July 2019 ( 8 months
in total )
Date of Ceremony: unknown

Szilvana
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Szilvana » Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:16 pm

Eligibility criteria: PR+2yr
Language Criteria: Trinity B1
Nationality : Eu / Hungarian
Method of application: Online + docs posted
Date of application: 24/03/2019
Payment method: Online (debit card)
Date of acknowledgement: 25/03/2019
Date of debit of fees: 25/03/2019
Date of Biometric letter issued: 24/03/2019
Date of biometric letter received: n/a
Date Biometrics enrolled: 27/03/2019
Date on Approval letter: 17/06/2019
Date of receipt of approval: 20/06/2019
Date of ceremony letter: 28/06/2019 (from council)
Date of Ceremony: 13/08/2019
Date of Passport Application:
Date of debit of fees:
Date Passport to be received:

First I've received my documents back and an approval letter in an A4 plastic mailing bag, asking to wait for the ceremony letter from council.
Dated a day later, I've received a separate approval letter in the usual A5 brown envelope, asking to contact council for the ceremony within 21 days.
I was away and the council sent a letter automatically including a date for the ceremony, only asking for confirmation of attendance.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Nancy DD » Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:46 pm

I'm trying to update my timeline with passport application details, but when I click on the quote marks button, the panel doesn't show any of the text - only 'Nancy DD wrote' and quote marks, otherwise blank.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by marwa1988 » Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:02 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 leave to Remain + 1 year ILR
Language Criteria: MA in the UK + Life in the UK
Nationality : Non EU/ Iraqi
Method of application: paper application form + docs posted
Date of application: 21/06/2019
Payment method: slip with the post(debit card)
Date of acknowledgement: 24/06/2019
Date of debit of fees: 27/06/2019
Date of Biometric letter issued: 27/06/2019
Date of biometric letter received: 01/07/19
Date Biometrics enrolled: 01/07/2019
Date on Approval letter: TBC
Date of receipt of approval: TBC
Date of ceremony letter: TBC
Date of Ceremony: TBC
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 rupert77 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:16 pm

rupert77 wrote:
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: 26/05/2019
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: 01/07/18
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 08/07/19
Date of Ceremony: 15/07/19
Date of Passport Application:
Date of debit of fees:
Date Passport to be received:

Graham Weifang
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Graham Weifang » Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:51 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: 25/0542019
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: 04/07/2019
Date of receipt of approval: 10/07/2019
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Awaiting
Will be looking to do Private Ceremony, only for reason of swiftness
Date of Ceremony: Awaiting

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by mathias01 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:10 am

Eligibility criteria: ILR + Married to BC
Language Criteria: USA Masters Degree
Nationality: Indian
Method of application: Online + UKVCAS
Date of online application Submitted: 11/06/2019
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of acknowledgement: 12/06/2019
Date of debit of fees: 11/06/2019
Date of UKVCAS appointment: 18/06/2019
Date of biometric letter issued: N/A
Date Biometrics enrolled: 18/06/2019 ( At UKVCAS appointment )
Date on Approval letter: 02/07/2019
Date of receipt of approval: 06/07/2019
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: N/A- Called council on 8/7 to book a date as per approval letter. There was a little bit of phone tag and they called back first thing on 9/7/2019 and advised that i could come in on 10/7 if that was ok.
Date of Ceremony: 10/07/2019- Got my naturalisation certificate and a gold coin from Council to commemorate the occasion. Took me under 15 minutes for the ceremony.
Date of Passport Application: 10/07/2019
Date of debit of fees: 10/07/2019
Date Passport received: N/A

Have used this forum when applying for ILR and now BC. It took me nearly 6 months to get my ILR when i desperately required to travel and get ILR for my self build mortgage.

Cannot believe that the BC process including ceremony took me under 1 month. Good luck to all waiting and my advise to you is not to stress and overthink things. Applicants also tend to give a lot more documents and evidence than what is actually required. Meet the specified requirements only as you have already submitted all the required evidence for ILR.

Thanks to all who have posted and all the best to those on their BC journey.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by teetee4Z » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:35 am

Eligibility criteria: PR+1yr
Language Criteria: English language test, trinity college
Nationality: Non EU
Method of application: Online + UKVCAS
Date of online application Submitted: 23/05/2019
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of acknowledgement: 24/05/2019
Date of debit of fees: 24/05/2019
Date of UKVCAS appointment: 25/05/2019
Date of biometric letter issued: N/A
Date Biometrics enrolled: 25/05/2019 ( At UKVCAS appointment )
Date on Approval letter: 08/07/2019
Date of receipt of approval: 11/07/2019
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: N/A- Called council to book a date as per approval letter but they have asked me to call back tomorrow 12/07, as my record is not yet on their system.

Best of luck to all still waiting.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by huqqapani » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:15 pm

huqqapani wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 10:53 am
Eligibility criteria: ILR + BC Spouse
Language Criteria: Life in the UK + B1 trinity
Nationality : Non-EEA
Method of application: Online + UKVCAS
Date of application: 18/05/2019 (online)
Payment method: debit card
Date of acknowledgement: 18/05/2019
Date of debit of fees: 18/05/2019
Date Biometrics enrolled: 20/05/2019 (UKVCAS - Premium Lounge London)
Date on Approval letter: 03/07/19
Date of receipt of approval: 11/07/19
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: waiting
Date of Ceremony: 06/08/19
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 kolomatskyi » Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:52 pm

kolomatskyi wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:34 pm
Eligibility criteria: 5 year Tier 2 + 1 year ILR
Language Criteria: UK Bsc diploma
Nationality : Non-EU
Method of application: new online system
Date of application: 22/02/2019
Payment method: online card payment
Date of acknowledgement: 22/02/19
Date of debit of fees:22/02/19
Date Biometrics enrolled: 25/02/19 Croydon
Date on Approval letter: 17/04/2019
Date of receipt of approval: 10/07/2019
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 10/07/2019
Date of Ceremony: 11/07/2019
Date of Passport Application: 11/07/2019
Date of debit of fees: 11/07/2019
Date Passport to be received:TBA
Just to share my experience: I have put my office as delivery address, cause i dont have concierge at my apartment. I thought it would be safer to give my office address, however ironically letter has been delivered to a wrong pigeon whole in the office on 17 April and has been there for 3 month, until somebody spot it by accident on 10 Jul. I have email Home office several times as i was a bit suspicious why it takes more than 5 month but they told me I am not allowed to contact them until 6 month have elapsed. Unfortunately, once home office sent you the mail, they dont follow up with email. So it was quite stressful to arrange inauguration next morning as i had only 2 days before deadline. I understand that they are quite busy, but a simple email that they have sent mail would be helpful in situation when mail is lost somewhere. Otherwise, HM is quite efficient, I have applied on 25th Feb and they have confirmed on 17April.

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Bangladesh

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Saad02 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:08 pm

Saad02 wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:45 pm
Saad02 wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:03 am
Saad02 wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:32 am
Eligibility criteria: ILR + Married to BC
Language Criteria: UK Degree
Nationality: Bangladeshi
Method of application: Online + UKVCAS
Date of online application Submitted: 03/03/2019
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of acknowledgement: 04/03/2019 (email from UKVI)
Date of debit of fees: 03/03/2019
Date of UKVCAS appointment: 15/03/2019
Date of biometric letter issued: N/A
Date Biometrics enrolled: 15/03/2019
Date on Approval letter: 17/06/2019
Date of receipt of approval: 27/06/2019
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 27/06/2019
Date of Ceremony: 01/07/2019 (Private Ceremony)
Date of Passport Application: 01/07/2019
Date of debit of fees: 01/07/2019
Date Passport received: 12/07/2019

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by alreadyinuse » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:05 pm

alreadyinuse wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:35 pm
Eligibility criteria: ILR + spouse of UK Citizen
Language Criteria: CEFR level B1.1
Nationality : Non-EU
Method of application: new online system
Date of application: 03/06/2019
Payment method: online card payment
Date of acknowledgement: 03/06/19
Date of debit of fees:03/06/19
Date Biometrics enrolled: 21/06/19 UKVCAS
Date on Approval letter: 05/07/2019
Date of receipt of approval: 12/07/2019
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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Greece

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by greekbritish » Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:40 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5years Permanent Residence + 1 year ( i.e. Could apply from 10/2016 )
Language Criteria: UK University PG Diploma + Life in the UK Test
Nationality: EU (GREECE)

Permanent Residence Card
PR Card Application (Online): 25/01/2019
Documentation Postage: 26/01/2019
Application and Supporting Documents Confirmation (Email): 28/01/2019
PR CARD, Home office Letter and Supporting Documents received back: 25/02/2019

BRITISH CITIZENSHIP
Life in the UK Test (Portsmouth): 08/03/2019
Naturalisation Application (Online): 25/03/2019
UKVCAS Appointment ( Biometric data. Documents uploaded prior. ): 08/04/2019
Application Approval (Letter): 27/05/2019
Ceremony invitation from City Council: 28/05/2019
Ceremony: 24/06/2019

PASSPORT
Passport Application (Online): 25/06/2019
Photographs Approval (Online, took some time to find the right person to do this):01/07/2019
Supporting documents Sent: 02/07/2019
Documents Received by passport office(email confirmation): 04/07/2019
Application Approved: 09/07/2019
Passport Received: 11/07/2019
Supporting documents sent back: 13/07/2019

Good Luck Everyone!!!

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by NaturalBrit » Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:14 am

NaturalBrit wrote:
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

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Gnikiv75 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:55 am

[quote=Gnikiv75 post_id=1755981 time=1552694679 user_id=214640]
Eligibility criteria : 3 yrs + married to UK citizen
Language criteria: B1 + Life in the UK Test
Nationality: German
Method of Application: Online
Date of application: 12/02/2019
Payment method : Debit Card
Acknowledgement date: 14/02/2019 (via email)
Date biometrics enrolled: 19/02/2019- UKVCAS
Date on approval letter: 03/07/2019
Approval letter receipt date: some time between 8th and 13th July (I was on holiday when the letter arrived)
Ceremony letter receipt date: tbc
Date of ceremony: tbc
Passport application date: n/a
I couldn't believe it when I came home but there it was - the brown envelope with the Home Office logo on it. I had to wait a very long time, and it was honestly very trying. Lots of people I know personally received theirs within weeks.. so do keep your hopes up!!!!! Good luck everyone.

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Nigeria

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by coxthedot » Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:05 am

Eligibility criteria: Tier 1G + ILR
Language Criteria: US Degree
Nationality: Nigerian
Method of application: Online + UKVCAS
Date of application: 03/06/2019 (online)
Payment method: Online (debit card)
Date of acknowledgement: 03/06/2019
Date of debit of fees: 03/06/2019
Date Biometrics enrolled: 04/06/2019 (UKVCAS - Premium Lounge London)
Date on Approval letter: 08/07/2019
Date of receipt of approval: 12/07/2019
Date of ceremony letter: n.a.
Date of Ceremony: 17/07/2019 (private)
Date of Passport Application: waiting
Date of debit of fees: waiting
Date Passport to be received: waiting

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