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

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Sarita39
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Sarita39 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:24 pm

Sarita39 wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:56 pm
Applied on 02 December 2019
Debited fees on 03 December 2019
Biometrics on 12 December 2019
Acknowledged on 23 December 2019

Approval letter 7 Jan 2020

I received from my solicitor on 14 Jan 2020

Need to confirm for ceremony :D :D





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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by ayorabi » Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:30 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5y Tier 2 + 1y ILR
Language Criteria: Uni certificate + life in UK test
Nationality: Non EU
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 20/11/2019
Date of Ukvcas appointment to submit documents and biometric : 24/11/2019
Date of acknowledgement (email with case ID):
on 8 Jan 2020 received an email from the case worker asking me to submit my original passports 'current and old'. Passports sent 13th of Jan.
Date on Approval letter: waiting
Date of receipt of approval: waiting
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: waiting
Date of Ceremony: waiting

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Usman786000 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:44 pm

Eligibility criteria: 10 years + 1 ILR
Language/LIUK Criteria: all
Nationality : non eu
Method of application: online
Date of application: 29/11/19
Payment method: CC
Date of acknowledgement: 2/12/19
Date of debit of fees: 29/11/19
Date of biometric letter received/issued:
Date Biometrics enrolled: 6/12/19
Date on Approval letter: waiting

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Rehnim2016 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:12 pm

Eligibility criteria: 10 years + ILR (1 week as wife is British)
Language/LIUK Criteria: all
Nationality : non eu
Method of application: online
Date of application: 08/12/2019
Date Biometrics enrolled: 10/12/19
Date on Approval letter: waiting
Ceremony: waiting

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Aref91777 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:32 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5y Tier 2 + 1y ILR
Language Criteria: Uni certificate + life in UK test
Nationality: Non EU
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 09/04/2019
Date of Ukvcas appointment to submit documents and biometric : 15/04/2019
Date of acknowledgement (email with case ID): 11/04/2019
Date on Approval letter: 18/12/2019
Date of receipt of approval: 06/01/2019
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 10/01/2019
Date of Ceremony: 27/01/2019

Sagamihara
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Sagamihara » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:06 pm

Method of application: Online + UKVCAS
Date of application: 04/01/2020 (online)
Payment method: Online
Date of acknowledgement: 04/01/2020
Date of debit of fees: 04/01/2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 10/01/2020 (UKVCAS - Premium lounge - Mark Lane, London)
Date on Approval letter: Waiting
Date of receipt of approval: Waiting
Date of ceremony letter: Waiting
Date of Ceremony: Waiting

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by lovethisforum » Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:07 pm

Eligibility criteria: EEA PR + 1 year
Language Criteria: UK degree
Nationality: EU
Method of application: Online + UKVCAS
Date of application: 24/11/2019
Date of acknowledgement: 25/11/2019
Date biometrics enrolled: 30/11/2019
Date on Approval letter: 13/01/2020
Date of receipt of approval: 17/01/2020
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 17/01/2020
Date of Ceremony: 10/02/2020

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by mteja » Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:13 pm

Eligibility criteria: ILR, ex- Spouse of BC
Language/LIUK Criteria: BSc Degree
Nationality : Non-EU
Method of application: online
Date of application: 02/11/2019
Date Biometrics enrolled: 29/11/19 (UKVCAS - Croydon)
Date on Approval letter: 08/01/20
Date of receipt of approval letter: 15/01/20
togetherness as one

sheraz78
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by sheraz78 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:03 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5y Tier 1 Ent + 1y ILR
Language Criteria: Uni Degree
Nationality: Non EU
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 23/11/2019
Date of Ukvcas appointment to submit documents and biometric : 18/12/2019 croydon
Date on Approval letter: 13/01/2020
Date of receipt of approval: 18/01/2020
Date of Ceremony:TBC

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Naturalisation Application- Processing Timlines (only)

Post by lozenglish » Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:51 pm

Eligibility criteria: 11yr + 1yr ILR - previously a student for 4 years + 2 x discretionary leave to remain (3 years each)
Method of application: Online Application
Date of receipt by UKBA:12 January 2020
Date of debit of fees:12 January 2020
Date of UKVCAS Appointment: 20 January 2020
Date of receipt of acknowledgement:
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of Ceremony:

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Johura » Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:54 am

PAPER APPLICATION FOR NATURALISATION AND REGISTRATION FOR A CHILD

EEA CITIZEN (PR + 1 YEAR) + LIFE IN THE UK AND B1 CERTIFICATE
APPLICATION POSTED ON: 04/11/2019
CONFIRMATION OF RECEIPT OF APPLICATION: NONE RECEIVED - BUT CONFIRMED WITH ROYAL MAIL 05/11/2019
FEES TAKEN: 13/11/2019
LETTER CONFIRMING DECISION:
DOCUMENTS RETURNED:

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by pruthvilalji » Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:27 pm

Thanks for this website, I was able to get my documents process in a month.

Eligibility criteria: 7 Years (Holding EU passport) + 3 Years Permanent Resisdednect Certificate
Language/LIUK Criteria: B1 Trinity + LIUK
Nationality: EU
Method of application: Postal
Date of application: 13/11/2019
Payment method: Visa debit
Date of acknowledgment: 14/11/2019 by Postal Service Notification
Date of the debit of fees: 26/11/2019
Date of the biometric letter received/issued: 26/11/2019
Date Biometrics enrolled: 04/12/2019
Date of receipt of documents: 13/12/2019
The date on Approval letter: 12/12/2019
Date of receipt of the approval letter: 19/12/2019 however letter dated was 12/12/2019
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 20/12/2019
Date of Ceremony: 23/12/2019

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Lostintranslation333 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:23 pm

Lostintranslation333 wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:04 pm
Eligibility criteria: ILR + BC Spouse (About a week after ILR)
Language Criteria: UK Uni Degree
Nationality: Non-EEA
Method of application: Online/UKVCAS Sopra Steria
Date of application: 08/Nov/2019
Payment method: CC online
Date of acknowledgment: 11/Nov/2019 (almost exactly 24hrs after submission online, excluding weekend)
Date Biometrics enrolled: 11/Nov/2019
Date on Approval letter: 13/Jan/2020
Date of receipt of approval:22/Jan/2020
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 22/Jan/2020
Date of Ceremony: 24/Jan/2020
Exactly 11 weeks to complete the whole process. Many thanks for those who shared info here and moderators.

But finally, the journey is over!

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by habib1973 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:10 pm

habib1973 wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:20 am
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:24/12/2018
Date of receipt of approval: 06/01/2020
Date of ceremony letter: 09/01/2020
Date of Ceremony: 14/01/2020 Booked Private(£200)
Date of Passport Application:14/01/2020
Date of debit of fees: 14/01/2020
Date Passport Approved:21/01/2020

Date Passport Received : Awaiting
Sent couple of emails after 4 months wait and got approval after 4 weeks.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by mideoye » Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:48 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years Tier 2 + 1 year ILR
Language/LIUK Criteria: UK degree + LIUK Test
Nationality : Non-EU
Method of application: Online UKVCAS
Date of application: 22/11/2019
Payment method: Debit card
Date of acknowledgement: 22/11/2019
Date of debit of fees: 22/11/2019
Date of biometric letter received/issued: n/a
Date Biometrics enrolled: 25/11/2019 - Paid appointment
Date on Approval letter: 17/01/2020
Date of receipt of approval: 22/01/2020
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date of Ceremony:

So happy and relieved! Finally, the end of a very long road.

Sinjin
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Sinjin » Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:02 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 8yr ILR
Method of application: Online + UKVACS
Date of receipt by UKBA: 31/12/2019
Date of debit of fees: 31/12/2019
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 31/12/2019
Date of Biometric enrolment: 17/01/2020
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of Ceremony:

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by yunas » Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:42 pm

Hi Everyone,

I have submitted my application last in 2018 and its over a year now and receiced no update, contacted them twice in one year and only received reply that no update and still in process.

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 3 Years Entrepreneur Accelerated Route + 1 Year ILR
Nationality: Non EU
Method of application: UKvas Online
Date of receipt by UKVA: 
Date of debit of fees: 17-11-2018
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 19-11-2018
Date of receipt of approval: :(
Date of Ceremony: :(

I hope this travel will end one day

Best Regards,
Yunas

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by winnter_summer » Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:31 pm

winnter_summer wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:50 am
Eligibility criteria:ILR
Nationality: Non-EU
Method of application: Online + New Service (UKVCAS)
Date of application: 19/12/2019
Payment method: Online
Date of acknowledgment: 20/12/2019
Date Biometrics enrolled: 02/01/2020
Date on Approval letter: 17/01/2020
Date of receipt of approval: 21/01/2020
Date of Ceremony: 29/01/2020
Date of Passport Applications:
Date Documents Sent:
Date Passport received:
:lol: :lol:

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by ilovethebeatles » Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:34 pm

Eligibility criteria: Tier 2 + ILR 1 year
Language/LIUK Criteria: UK Degrees
Nationality : Non-EU
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 1/12/2019
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of acknowledgement: 2/12/2019
Date of debit of fees: 2/12/2019
Date of biometric letter received/issued: 1/12/2019
Date Biometrics enrolled: 3/12/2019
Date on Approval letter: Not known yet but got a reply to my email on 15th to confirm it was approved/letters issued.
Date of receipt of approval: Not yet, but called Council and they got my details today.
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date of Ceremony: booked for first week Feb (private).

Thank you all, especially aman90, for helps regarding this journey. Your contributions make this forum incredibly helpful for inexperienced members like me. Several observations that might be useful for all:
- Waiting time starts from the date you submit your application. Biometrics date is irrelevant so you don't need to pay for early slots if free slots available in 2-3 weeks.
- If you email home office for updates and don't get reply, it means they have nothing to update you. But if your application was processed, they would update immediately. My case, I got reply just 10 mins after sending (NationalityFrontEndTechnicalSpecialists@homeoffice.gov.uk)
- Try to search for information here to get the best experience/lessons. Solicitors may make mistake sometimes as they are human.
- Openness and honesty should help. If you are in doubt of something, just declare it or write in additional information section or cover letter.
- After you have submitted the application, you don't need to inform things that are not significant such as FPNs unless you are convicted. This is confirmed by the HO's helpline as well as members here. But they do suggest if you want to be open, just inform them - it should help in case you have made mistakes somewhere in your application.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Jamiryo » Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:05 pm

Eligibility criteria: PR (EEA Family Member PR - 5 years + 1 year 10 months of waiting time)
Language Criteria: Trinity college B1
Nationality: Non-EU (Turkish)
Method of application: Online + UKVCAS Edinburgh
Date of application: 15/01/2020
Date of the payment acknowledgement by email: 15/01/2020
Date of appointment on UKVCAS: Docs scanned and biometric taken on 23/01/2020
Date of the approval letter:
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date of ceremony:
Date of passport application:
Date of the debit of fees:
Date passport to be received:
Colour of the passport:

I wish everyone all the best of luck!

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