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Onesie2017
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Onesie2017 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:55 pm

Onesie2017 wrote:
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 🙏
Onesie2017 wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:27 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: 31st May 2019
Date of receipt of approval: (found it lying around in the communal area by the post box a few days before the ceremony)
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 (27th June 2019)
Date of Passport Application: 27th June 2019
Date of debit of fees: 27th June 2019
Date Passport to be received: 12th July 2019
Applications was for myself and 2 children aged 2 and 3 and timeline is same for all three applications.
Finally I can sleep in peace!!!
Thank you to everyone on this forum for all your contributions and encouragements❤️❤️❤️

JulianaCG
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Philippines

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by JulianaCG » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:08 pm

JulianaCG wrote:
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: 04/07/2019
Date of receipt of approval: 15/07/2019
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
We are over the moon! Thank you for this website for all the help!
Waiting for my ceremony and then passport next!

rupert77
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by rupert77 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:24 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:
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date of Ceremony:
Date of Passport Application:
Date of debit of fees:
Date Passport to be received:
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: 01/07/2019
Date of receipt of approval: 08/07/2019
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 08/07/2019
Date of Ceremony: 15/07/2019
Date of Passport Application: 15/07/2019
Date of debit of fees: 15/07/2019
Date Passport to be received:

tamino
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by tamino » Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:47 pm

Eligibility criteria: 13 years- ILR/ EU citizen+ Married to UK citizen
Language/LIUK Criteria: SELT/LIUK/Degree
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 18-May-2019
Payment method:Card
Date of acknowledgement: 20-May-2019
Date of debit of fees:18-May-2019
Date of biometric letter received: 21-Jun-2019
Date Biometrics enrolled:28-Jun-2019
Date on Approval letter: 11-Jul-2019
Date of receipt of approval: ?
Date of receipt by council: 18-Jul-2019
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: ?
Date of Ceremony: ?

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by vaibhav1s » Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:19 pm

vaibhav1s wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:53 am
Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 5 Years T2 + 1 year ILR
Language criteria: Trinity College
Nationality: Non-EU
Method of application: Online UKVCAS
Date of application: 17-3-2019
Payment method: Online
Date Biometrics enrolled: 26-3-2019 UKVCAS Croydon
Date on Approval letter: 17-6-2019
Date for receipt of approval letter: 27-6-2019
Date for receipt of ceremony letter: N/A (Booked online on council website)
Date of Ceremony: 1-7-2019
Date of Passport Application: 2-7-2019
Date of debit of fees: 2-7-2019
Date Passport received: 17-7-2019

tamino
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by tamino » Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:35 pm

tamino wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:47 pm
Eligibility criteria: 13 years- ILR/ EU citizen+ Married to UK citizen
Language/LIUK Criteria: SELT/LIUK/Degree
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 18-May-2019
Payment method:Card
Date of acknowledgement: 20-May-2019
Date of debit of fees:18-May-2019
Date of biometric letter received: 21-Jun-2019
Date Biometrics enrolled:28-Jun-2019
Date on Approval letter: 11-Jul-2019
Date of receipt of approval: 19-Jul-2019
Date of receipt by council: 18-Jul-2019
(Notification that documents have been received and processed. They asked me to phone on Monday 22-Jul-2019 to agree on a suitable appointment provided they have received the '2nd part' of paperwork by then)
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: ?
Date of Ceremony: ?

Nickt61
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Nickt61 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:45 am

Eligibility criteria: Married to UK citizen 5yr route
Language/LIUK Criteria: IELTS
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 31-May-2019
Payment method:Card
Date of acknowledgement: 31-May-2019
Date of debit of fees:31-May-2019
Date of biometric letter received: 31-May-2019
Date Biometrics enrolled:06-Jun-2019
Date on Approval letter: 15-Jul-2019
Date of receipt of approval: 20-Jul-2019
Date of receipt by council: TBD
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: ?
Date of Ceremony: ?

alacito30
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by alacito30 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:57 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years Tier 2 + 1 Year ILR
Language Criteria: UK Masters Degree
Nationality : Palestinian (Stateless)
Method of application: Online UKVCAS
Date of application: 15/03/19
Payment method: AMEX
Date of acknowledgement: 18/03/19
Date of debit of fees: 18/03/19
Date Biometrics enrolled: 18/03/19
Date on Approval letter: 15/07/19
Date of receipt of approval: 20/07/19
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 20/07/19
Date of Ceremony: 21/08/19 (but I’ll book a private one sooner)
Date of Passport Application: n/a
Date of debit of fees: n/a
Date Passport to be received: n/a

The long wait is finally over! 4 months and 5 days from the application date to receipt of approval!

I had already received an email from my caseworker on 12/07/19 informing me that my application was approved :)

Good luck to everyone else still waiting!

Nickyluna
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Hong Kong

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Nickyluna » Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:58 pm

Eligibility criteria: ILR + Spouse of BC
Language Criteria: B1 IELTS + Life in the UK
Nationality : Hong Kong / British National Overseas
Method of application: new online system
Date of application: 19/07/2019
Payment method: online card payment
Date of acknowledgement: 19/07/19
Date of debit of fees:19/07/19
Date Biometrics enrolled: 20/07/19 UKVCAS Glasgow
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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CR001
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by CR001 » Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:21 am

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.

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Swaziland

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by jayzone1 » Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:06 pm

Language Criteria: Trinity + Life in the UK
Nationality :
Method of application: new online system
Date of application: 28/06/2019
Payment method: online card payment
Date of acknowledgement: 01/07/2019
Date of debit of fees: 28/06/2019
Date Biometrics enrolled: 02/07/2019 UKVCAS
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

Guang
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Guang » Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:58 am

Guang wrote:
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: 11/07/19
Date of receipt of approval: 22/07/19
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:22/07/19
Date of Ceremony: 26/07/19 (private)
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 TimeWillTell » Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:21 am

Eligibility criteria: 6yrs + 2.5yr ILR
Language Criteria: UK Degrees
Nationality:
Method of application: new online system
Date of application: 03/04/2019
Payment method: online card payment
Date of acknowledgement:
Date of debit of fees:
Date Biometrics enrolled: 18/04/2019 UKVCAS
Date on Approval letter: Still Waiting
Date of receipt of approval: Still Waiting
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: TBC
Date of Ceremony: TBC
Date of Passport Application:
Date of debit of fees:
Date Passport to be received:

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CR001
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by CR001 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:27 pm

Can members 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.

aaliya1986
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by aaliya1986 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:17 pm

Eligibility criteria: 10 Years + ILR
Language Criteria: Degree from UK + LIUK
Nationality : NON-EU
Method of application: Online + UKVCAS
Date of application: 15 / 03 / 19
Payment method: Card
Date of acknowledgement: 18 / 03 / 19
Date of debit of fees:
Date of Biometric letter issued:
Date of biometric letter received:
Date Biometrics enrolled: 28 Mar 19 (Booked Online, Free, Croydon)
Date on Approval letter: 12 / 07 / 19
Date of receipt of approval: 22 / 07 / 19
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 azdino7 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:30 am

Eligibility criteria: 5 years plus 1 year PR
Language Criteria: B1 CEFR Trinity College + Life in UK Test
Nationality : non EU
Method of application: Online + New Service
Date of application: 11/02/2019
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of acknowledgement: 11/02/2019 e-mail
Date of debit of fees: 11/02/2019
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: waiting :shock:
Date of receipt of approval: waiting :shock:
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date of Ceremony:
Date of Passport Application:
Date of debit of fees:
Date Passport to be received:

more than 5 months and still no answer :shock: :x

tamino
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by tamino » Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:00 am

Eligibility criteria: 13 years- ILR/ EU citizen+ Married to UK citizen
Language/LIUK Criteria: SELT/LIUK/Degree
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 18-May-2019
Payment method:Card
Date of acknowledgement: 20-May-2019
Date of debit of fees:18-May-2019
Date of biometric letter received: 21-Jun-2019
Date Biometrics enrolled:28-Jun-2019
Date on Approval letter: 11-Jul-2019
Date of receipt of approval: 19-Jul-2019
Date of receipt by council: 18-Jul-2019
(Notification that documents have been received and processed. They asked me to phone on Monday 22-Jul-2019 to agree on a suitable appointment provided they have received the '2nd part' of paperwork by then)
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: N/A
Date of Ceremony: 23-Jul-2019 (Last minute appointment offered(literally))

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by nasiaziz » Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:23 pm

Eligibility criteria: LR + 1 year ILR
Language Criteria: UK Degree
Nationality : Non EU
Method of application: Online via UK Visas & Immigration and Sopra Steria UKVCAS
Date of application: 15/03/2019
Payment method: Debit card
Date of acknowledgement: 18/03/2019
Date of debit of fees: 15/03/2019
Date of biometric letter issued: N/A
Date of biometric letter received: N/A
Date biometrics enrolled: 18/03/2019
Date on Approval letter: 17/07/2019
Date of receipt of approval:24/07/2019
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 24/07/2019
Date of Ceremony: 14/08/2019 but changing to private soon
Date of Passport Application:
Date of debit of fees:
Date Passport to be recieved :

WhereIsMyLetter
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by WhereIsMyLetter » Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:10 am

Eligibility criteria: 1year ILR
Language Criteria: UK Degree
Nationality : Non EU
Method of application: Online via UK Visas & Immigration and Sopra Steria UKVCAS
Date of application: 22/05/2019
Date of acknowledgement: 23/05/2019
Date biometrics enrolled: 25/05/2019
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 recieved :

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by NaturalBrit » Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:20 pm

NaturalBrit wrote:
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: 05/07/2019
Date of receipt of approval: 11/07/2019
Date of Ceremony: 24/07/2019
Date of passport application: 24/07/2019
Date passport received: pending

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