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

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by arotog » Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:53 am

Eligibility criteria : 7 years DLR 3 years ILR
Language Criteria : Life in the UK Test & CEFR Trinity
Nationality : Non-EU/EEA
Method of application : Online + New Service (UKVCAS)
Date of application : 29 Sept 2019
Payment method : Debit Card
Date of acknowledgement : Email on 30 Sept 2019 with case ID
Date of debit of fees : 29 Sept 2019
Date of biometric letter received/issued: 30 September
Date Biometrics enrolled : 22 Oct 2019 £60 fee
Date on Approval letter :
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of ceremony

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by CR001 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:57 pm

PLEASE respect that this is a TIMELINE THREAD ONLY. Any question, comment or discussion posts have been and will continue to be removed. Start your own new topic if you have questions!! Members ignoring this repetitive request will now start having their access to the forum terminated.
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Casa » Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:57 pm

@Tareknao Please don't post questions in this TIMELINE ONLY THREAD
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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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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Ric_online » Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:12 pm

Eligibility criteria : 6 years DLR (3+3 years) + 1 yr ILR
Language Criteria : Life in the UK Test & UK Degree
Nationality : Non-EU
Method of application : Online + New Service (UKVCAS)
Date of application : 7 Sept 2019
Payment method : Debit Card
Date of acknowledgement : Email on 9 Sept 2019
Date of debit of fees : 7 Sept 2019
Date of biometric appointment: 23 September 2019 (free appointment) - UKVCAS worker made a mistake on the day so I had a call back and booked another (paid appointment - which was refunded) on the 1st Oct 2019
Date on Approval letter : 19 November 2019
Date of receipt of approval: 2 December 2019
Date of ceremony: awaiting.

P.s: email the Home Office at NationalitySupportTeamFMT@homeoffice.gov.uk

I did on the 18 Nov and got a reply one 19 Nov with the "You will be contacted by post within 21 working days" message (this means good news). If i didn't email them I feel like I would be still waiting! Nag them!

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by walker1082 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:46 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years Tier-2 general + ILR 1 year
Nationality: Indian
Language criteria: ْBachelors degree taught in English (obtained UK NARIC certificate)
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 23/08/2019
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 27/08/2019
Date Biometric appointment: 05/09/2019 (Kensington High street, London)
Application approved on 11/11/2019
Date of Ceremony: Scheduled in January 2020

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by trueblue19 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:11 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 Years Tier 2 + 1 Year ILR (Self & Spouse)
Language/LIUK Criteria: Trinity B1 + LITUK
Nationality: Indian
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 11-Aug-2019
Payment method: American Express
Date of acknowledgement: 11-Aug-2019
Date of debit of fees: 11-Aug-2019
Date of biometric letter received/issued: 11-Aug-2019
Date Biometrics enrolled: 13-Aug-2019 at London Croydon
Date on Approval letter: 21 November 2019
Date of receipt of approval: 2 December 2019
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Not received yet (however council already had the details when I called them)
Date of Ceremony: Private Ceremony booked for 21 December

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by belaprincess » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:19 am

Eligibility criteria: EEA family permit, BPR
Language/LIUK Criteria: Trinity B1 + Life in the UK
Nationality: Belarus
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 01-Oct-2019
Payment method: PayPal
Date of acknowledgement: 02-Oct-2019
Date of debit of fees: 03-Oct-2019
Date of biometric letter received/issued: 03-Oct-2019
Date Biometrics enrolled: 03-Oct-2019 at Glasgow
Date on Approval letter: 21 November 2019
Date of receipt of approval: 21 November 2019
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 2 Dec 2019
Date of Ceremony:not booked yet

Huge thanks to all members of this forum, it was a great help and process for me was very easy! Good luck to all! :D

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Dibango » Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:12 pm

Eligibility criteria: 10 years residency + 1 PR
Language/LIUK Criteria: UK degress + Life in the UK
Nationality : Non EU/EEA
Method of application: Online + New Service (UKVCAS)
Date of application: 13-Nov-2019
Payment method: Credit card
Date of acknowledgement: 13-Nov-2019
Date of debit of fees:13-Nov-2019
Date of biometric letter received/issued: 13-Nov-2019
Date Biometrics enrolled: 02-Dec-2019
Date on Approval letter: Pending
Date of receipt of approval: Pending
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Pending
Date of Ceremony: Pending

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by rangers » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:00 pm

Eligibility criteria : 10 years LR 1 year ILR
Language Criteria : Life in the UK Test & Msc Degree
Method of application : Online + UKVCAS
Date of application : 29 Oct 2019
Date Biometrics enrolled :2 Nov 2019 @ Croydon
Date on Approval letter :Waiting
Date of receipt of approval:Waiting

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by habib1973 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:15 pm

habib1973 wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:17 pm
ligibility criteria: ILR
Language Criteria: UK Degree
Nationality: Pakistan
Method of application: Online + UKVCAS
Date of application: 02/08/2019 (online)
Payment method: Online
Date of acknowledgement: 05/08/2019
Date of debit of fees: 02/08/2019
Date Biometrics enrolled: 09/08/2019 (UKVCAS - Birmingham)
Date on Approval letter:
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of ceremony letter: n.a.
Date of Ceremony:
Date of Passport Application:
Date of debit of fees:
Date Passport to be received:
Email sent to (NationalSupportTeamFMT@homeoffice.gov.uk) Home office for update on my Application date: 25/11/2019.
Reply received from Home Office Dated:29/11/2019 "Your will be contacted by post within 21 working days."
Awaiting response in POST.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by masccn » Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:51 am

Eligibility criteria: 10 years residency + 1 PR
Language/LIUK Criteria: UK PhD and MEng Degrees + Life in the UK
Nationality : Non EU/EEA
Method of application: Online + New Service (UKVCAS)
Date of application: 14-Oct-2019
Payment method: Credit card
Date of acknowledgement: 15-Oct-2019
Date of debit of fees:16-Oct-2019
Date of biometric letter received/issued: 18-Oct-2019
Date Biometrics enrolled: 22-Oct-2019 (paid £100 for appointment)
Date on Approval letter: 25-Nov-2019
Date of receipt of approval: 02-Dec-2019
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 05-Dec-2019
Date of Ceremony: 18-Dec-2019

It took me about 40 days to revive the approval letter which I thought is v quick. Thanks for this forum and good luck for everyone

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by maplebird3 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:37 am

Eligibility criteria: 6 years DLR + 1 year ILR
Language Criteria: Life in the UK Test & CEFR Trinity Language Test
Nationality: Non-EU
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 16/03/2019
Date of payment: 16/03/2019
Date of acknowledgment: 18/03/2019
Date Biometrics enrolled: 25/03/2019
Date on approval letter: 25/11/2019
Date of receipt of approval: 02/12/2019
Date of ceremony: Private on 12/12/2019

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Rsameold » Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:24 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 Year Refugee + 1 Year ILR
Language Criteria: UK PHD + Life in the UK certificate
Nationality : Non-EU
Method of application: Online UKVCAS
Date of application: 1/05/2019
Payment method: Online
Date of acknowledgment: 1/05/2019
Date of the debit of fees: 1/05/ 2019
Date of Biometric letter issued: N/A
Date of a biometric letter received:N/A
Date Biometrics enrolled: 29/05/2019
Date on Approval letter: 04/12/2019
Date of receipt of approval: 09/12/2019
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:09/12/2019
Date of Ceremony: 16/12/2019 private
Date Passport to be received:

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Chikonjiwe » Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:57 pm

:oops:
maplebird3 wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:37 am
Eligibility criteria: 6 years DLR + 1 year ILR
Language Criteria: Life in the UK Test & CEFR Trinity Language Test
Nationality: Non-EU
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 16/03/2019
Date of payment: 16/03/2019
Date of acknowledgment: 18/03/2019
Date Biometrics enrolled: 25/03/2019
Date on approval letter: 25/11/2019
Date of receipt of approval: 02/12/2019
Date of ceremony: Private on 12/12/2019
Congratulations!...
Happy for you xxx

Moderator edit: questions removed from the TIMELINE ONLY thread,

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Chikonjiwe » Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:17 am

Eligibilty Criteria : married to BS, 6 years DLR + 1 month ILR
Nationality : Zambian
Language criteria: ilets selt B1 + life in the UK test
Date of online application / acknowledgement : 14/05/19
Biometrics / documents through ukas premium lounge in London £200🤐🙄 just for the appointment:... Date : 19/05/19
6 months automated delay update : 14/11/19
MMST FMT Automated reply after inquiry : 24/11/19
Date of approval : TBA
7 months waiting 😶

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Lon999 » Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:47 pm

Eligibility criteria:ILR
Nationality: US
Method of application: Online + New Service (UKVCAS)
Date of application: 19/10/2019
Payment method: Online
Date of acknowledgment: 21/10/2019
Date Biometrics enrolled: 28/10/2019 (Chelmsford)
Date on Approval letter: 29/11/2019
Date of receipt of approval: 11/12/2019
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: No letter. Immediately called the council to arrange the ceremony.
Date of Ceremony: 18/12/2019
Date of Passport Applications:
Date Documents Sent:
Date Passport received:

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by nomader » Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:12 am

Eligibility criteria: EU PR + 3 years
Language/LIUK Criteria: Two UK degrees + Life in the UK test
Nationality: Denmark
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 23/10/2019
Payment method: AMEX
Date of acknowledgement: 23/10/2019
Date of debit of fees: 23/10/2019
Date of biometric letter received/issued: 23/10/2019
Date biometrics enrolled: 29/10/2019 at UKVCAS Croydon (£75)
Date on approval letter: 3/12/2019
Date of receipt of approval: 12/12/2019
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Included in the approval letter
Date of ceremony: 21/01/2020

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Casa » Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:52 pm

@wadan Please respect that this is a TIMELINE THREAD ONLY and desist from posting questions here.
(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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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Mashh4u » Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:42 pm

Eligibility criteria:ILR
Nationality: Pakistani
Method of application: Online + New Service (UKVCAS)
Date of application: 26/10/2019
Payment method: Online
Date of acknowledgment: 28/10/2019
Date Biometrics enrolled: 28/10/2019
Date on Approval letter: 05/12/2019
Date of receipt of approval: 14/12/2019
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: No letter
Date of Ceremony: not booked yet
Date of Passport Applications:
Date Documents Sent:
Date Passport received:

Will ring on Monday for ceremony Booking...
It’s my suggestion for those who are waiting for long times, send email to nationality team and they will get straight forward decision
I emailed on 3 Dec and date on approval is 5 Dec...
Best of luck Everyone........

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Zeebro44 » Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:07 pm

Zeebro44 wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:51 am
Eligibility criteria: 5 years refugee +1year ILR
Language Criteria: LIUK + B1 trinity
Nationality : Non-EEA
Method of application: Online + UKVCAS
Date of application: 08.04.2019
Payment method: debit card
Date of acknowledgement: 09.04.2019
Date of debit of fees: 08.04.2019
Date of Biometric letter issued: N/A (UKVCAS)
Date of biometric letter received: N/A (UKVCAS)
Date Biometrics enrolled:
Date on Approval letter:
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 14.12.19
Date of Ceremony:
Date of Passport Application:
Date of debit of fees:
Date of passport received.

Thank god its 8 months wait over

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