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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 twistedelementz » Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:04 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + ILR + British Spouse
Language/LIUK Criteria: B1 Trinity College + LITUK
Nationality: Non EU
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 16/06/2020
Receipt of your application: 17/06/2020
Document Upload to UKVCAS: 20/06/2020
Documents submitted to UKVI: 29/08/2020
Biometric reuse email: End of July
Invitation to use UKVCAS IDV APP or Biometrics: 28/08/2020
Photo and document submitted using IDV APP or Biometrics: 29/08/2020
Date of Approval letter: Awaiting
Date of receipt of approval: Awaiting
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Awaiting
Date of Ceremony: Awaiting

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by leo55 » Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:48 am

Eligibility criteria: ILR+1 year
Language/LIUK Criteria: UK degree + LIUK
Nationality: Pakistani
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 14/08/2020
Receipt of your application: 18/08/2020
Document Upload to UKVCAS: 15/08/2020 documents uploaded at UKVCAS website
Documents submitted to UKVI:15/08/2020
Biometric reuse email: 25/08/2020 email received confirming not eligible to use IDV App and book appointment
Invitation to use UKVCAS IDV APP or Biometrics: 27/08/2020 Biometric Appointment booked
Photo and document submitted using IDV APP or Biometrics: Documents submitted by UKVCAS official at the centre. Although was already submitted at UKVCAS website on 15/08/2020
Date of Approval letter: 11/09/2020 by email
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 Yawboat » Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:57 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 10yrs + 1yr ILR
Date of application: 02/07/2020
Method of application: Online
Date of receipt by UKBA: 02/07/20
Date of debit of fees: 02/07/20
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 03/07/20
Date of biometric :22/08/20
Date of receipt of approval:09/07/20
Date of Ceremony: Awaiting

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by rrungta » Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:22 pm

Eligibility criteria: Sole Rep (5yrs + 1)
Language/LIUK Criteria: Graduate Degree + LIUK Exam
Nationality: Indian
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 6th June 2020 & 1349 £
Receipt of your application: 10th June 2020
Document Upload to UKVCAS: 6th June 2020
Documents submitted to UKVI: 6th June 2020
Biometric reuse email: 1st August 2020
Invitation to use UKVCAS IDV APP or Biometrics: 27th August 2020
Photo and document submitted using IDV APP or Biometrics: 27th August 2020
Date of Approval letter:
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date of Ceremony:

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Yawboat » Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:29 pm

Yawboat wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:57 pm
Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 10yrs + 1yr ILR
Date of application: 02/07/2020
Method of application: Online
Date of receipt by UKBA: 02/07/20
Date of debit of fees: 02/07/20
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 03/07/20
Date of biometric :22/08/20
Date of receipt of approval:09/09/20
Date of Ceremony: Awaiting

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by charli » Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:14 pm

Eligibility criteria: Over 1 year on ILR
Language/LIUK Criteria: UK MSc Degree + LIUK
Nationality: Non-EU
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 03/09/2020 & 1349.20 GBP
Receipt of your application: 04/09/2020
Document Upload to UKVCAS: 03/09/2020
Documents submitted to UKVI: 11/09/2020
Biometric reuse email: 11/09/2020
Invitation to use UKVCAS IDV APP or Biometrics: 11/09/2020
Photo and document submitted using IDV APP or Biometrics: 11/09/2020
Date of 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 grungium » Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:53 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years ECAA2 ILR + 12 months
Language/LIUK Criteria: UK degree + Life In The UK
Nationality: Non-EU
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 15 Apr 2020
Receipt of your application: 15 Apr 2020
Document Upload to UKVCAS: 15 Apr 2020
Documents submitted to UKVI: 24 Aug 2020
Biometric reuse email: 1 Aug 2020
Invitation to use UKVCAS IDV APP or Biometrics: 24 Aug 2020
Photo and document submitted using IDV APP or Biometrics: 24 Aug 2020
Date of Approval letter: 10 Sept 2020
Date of receipt of approval: 10 Sept 2020
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date of Ceremony:

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by beginat » Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:10 pm

Eligibility criteria: ILR + Spouse British Citizen
Language/LIUK Criteria: IELTS+LIUK
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 28/08/2020
Receipt of your application: 28/08/2020
Document Upload to UKVCAS:29/08/2020
Documents submitted to UKVI:30/09/2020
Biometric reuse email: Not Eligible??? 10/09/2020 ***
Invitation to use UKVCAS IDV APP or Biometrics: Not Eligible***
Photo and document submitted using IDV APP or Biometrics:Not Eligible***
Date of Approval letter:
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date of Ceremony:
*** Last biometric given 17/08/2020 (ILR)but not eligible for this time

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by tauqeer81 » Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:51 pm

Eligibility criteria: Tier-2 five years + Over 1 year on ILR
Language/LIUK Criteria: NARIC + LIUK
Nationality: Indian
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 21/5/2020 & 1349.20 GBP
Receipt of your application: 22/5/2020
Document Upload to UKVCAS: Soon after the option became available
Biometric reuse email: 03/07/2020
Invitation to use UKVCAS IDV APP or Biometrics: 04/09/2020
Photo and document submitted using IDV APP: 04/09/2020
Also booked an in-person appointment for biometric = 09/09/2020
(dual submission, both IDV app and in-person appointments)
Date of Approval letter (through email): 11/09/2020
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 Yarauta1 » Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:22 pm

Eligibility criteria:10 years + 1 year ILR
Language/LIUK Criteria: UK Degree
Nationality: Non Eu
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 04/09/2020
Receipt of your application: 07/09/2020
Document Upload to UKVCAS: 04/09/2020
Documents submitted to UKVI: 05/09/2020
Biometric reuse email: 10/09/2020
Invitation to use UKVCAS IDV APP or Biometrics: 10/09/2020
Photo and document submitted using IDV APP or Biometrics: In person biometric 11/09/2020
Date of Approval letter: Waiting
Date of receipt of approval: Waiting
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Waiting
Date of Ceremony: Waiting

beginat
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by beginat » Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:44 am

beginat wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:10 pm
Eligibility criteria: ILR + Spouse British Citizen
Language/LIUK Criteria: IELTS+LIUK
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 28/08/2020
Receipt of your application: 28/08/2020
Document Upload to UKVCAS:29/08/2020
Documents submitted to UKVI:30/08/2020
Biometric reuse email: Not Eligible??? 10/09/2020 ***
Invitation to use UKVCAS IDV APP or Biometrics: Not Eligible***
Photo and document submitted using IDV APP or Biometrics:Not Eligible***
Biometric done: 11/09/2020
Date of Approval letter:
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date of Ceremony:
*** Last biometric given 17/08/2020 (ILR)but not eligible for this time

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Zimbolive » Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:59 am

Eligibility criteria: ILR 11+ years
Language/LIUK Criteria: B1/LIUK Test
Nationality: Zimbabwe
Method of application: online
Application sent & fee paid: 09/06/2020 £1349
Receipt of your application: 09/06/2020
Document Upload to UKVCAS: 15/06/2020
Documents submitted to UKVI: 27/08/2020
Biometric reuse email: 01/08/2020
Invitation to use UKVCAS IDV APP or Biometrics: 27/08/2020
Photo and document submitted using IDV APP or Biometrics: 27/08/2020
Date of Approval letter:
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date of Ceremony:

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by nicolae46 » Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:42 am

Hi my application was processed really fast and now waiting for the invitation to the ceremony:
Eligibility criteria: legacy ILR 18 years , EEA PR Two Years (e.g.- 4/5yr + 1yr ILR; 3yr spouse of BC; 10yr + 1yr ILR; legacy + ILR; etc.)
Method of application: Online
Date of receipt by UKBA:
Date of debit of fees: 25 July 2020
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 27 July 2020
Biometrics in Croydon: 18 Aug, £159
Date of receipt of approval: 27 Aug 2020 by email with letter attached
Date of Ceremony: TBC no appointments due to Covid

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by naimo4 » Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:00 am

Eligibility criteria: EEA PR & SETTLED STATUS + 1 Year
Language/LIUK Criteria: UK 3 Years (Hon’s) Degree + LIUK Test
Nationality: Bangladeshi
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 15/06/20 & £1349.20
Receipt of your application: 16/06/20
Document Upload to UKVCAS: 17/06/20
Documents submitted to UKVI: 16/07/20
Biometric reuse email: 23/07/20
Invitation to use UKVCAS IDV APP or Biometrics: 28/08/20 (IDV App)
Photo and document submitted using IDV APP or Biometrics: 29/08/20 (IDV App)
Date of Approval letter: 14/09/20 (Email Attachment)
Date of receipt of approval: 14/09/20 (Email Attachment)
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Waiting (Delayed due to COVID-19)
Date of Ceremony: Waiting

It takes almost 2 weeks to get my approval after my bio-metrics via IDV app. Total processing time is almost 3 months! Given the current circumstance, its not that bad. Now new waiting game start for citizenship ceremony and first UK passport application. Good-luck everyone 🙂

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by FourthAvenue » Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:24 pm

Eligibility Criteria: Indefinite Leave to Remain (2006)
Language/LIUK Criteria: UK Bachelors Degree Certificate+LIUK
Nationality: Zimbabwean
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 24/02/2020
Receipt of your application: 25/02/2020
Document Upload to UKVCAS: 24/02/2020
Documents submitted to UKVI: 24/02/2020
Biometric done: 02/03/2020
Date of Approval letter: 23/03/2020
Date of receipt of approval: 03/08/2020
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Waiting
Date of Ceremony: Waiting

I called my local council today (as they do citizenship ceremonies only on the first Tuesday of every month.
As my approval was 6’months ago and HO only extended for up to 6 months from date of approval, I’ve called to find out what would happen as I only received my approval letter on the 3rd of August, almost 4 months after I was approved.
I’m awaiting a call back.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Helen123 » Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:57 pm

Eligibility criteria: 6y tier 2 + 2y ILR
Language/LIUK Criteria: LIUK pass/language N/A
Nationality: Canadian
Method of application: online
Application sent & fee paid: 01/06/2020
Receipt of your application: 02/06/2020
Biometric reuse email: 23/07/2020
Invitation to use UKVCAS IDV APP or Biometrics: 27/08/2020
Photo and document submitted using IDV APP or Biometrics: 28/08/2020
Date of receipt of approval email: 14/09/2020
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: N/A
Date of Ceremony: N/A

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by umarahm3d » Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:27 pm

umarahm3d wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:00 pm
Eligibility criteria: 5 years + 1 Year ILR
Language/LIUK Criteria: Graduate degree UK
Nationality: Pakistan
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 14/04/2020
Receipt of your application: 14/04/2020
Document Upload to UKVCAS: 20/04/2020
Documents submitted to UKVI: 04/09/2020
Biometric reuse email: 01/08/2020
Invitation to use UKVCAS IDV APP or Biometrics: 03/09/2020
Photo and document submitted using IDV APP or Biometrics: 04/09/2020
Date of Approval letter:
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date of Ceremony:
Update
Email received from home office MMST FCT Callnotes - 14/09/2020

Dear
We aim to process all applications within 6 months from the date submitted. However, in certain circumstances this target is not possible. Following our assessment of your case, unfortunately it appears your application will not be processed within the 6-month target.
This is because it is taking longer than usual to process applications because of coronavirus (COVID-19). This will not affect the decision. We expect to make a decision on your application as soon as possible, but we will write to you again if this is not going to be possible

Yours Sincerely

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by lada23 » Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:04 pm

Eligibility criteria: 10 years + 1 year ILR
Language/LIUK Criteria: UK degree
Nationality: Russian
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 3/07/2020
Receipt of your application: 6/07/2020 (email)
Document Upload to UKVCAS: 20/07/2020
Documents submitted to UKVI: late July
Biometric reuse email: 5/08/2020
Invitation to use UKVCAS IDV APP or Biometrics: 28/08/2020
Photo and document submitted using IDV APP or Biometrics: 3/09/2020 (app)
Date of Approval letter: 14/09/2020 (email)
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date of Ceremony:

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by OZ3 » Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:51 pm

ligibility criteria: 5 year + 1yr ILR
Nationality: non EU
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 06/11/2019
Date of acknowledgement: 07/11/2019
Date biometrics enrolled:11/11/2019
Date on Approval: Pending
Ceremony:pending

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by CheshireKnight » Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:31 pm

Eligibility criteria: Spouse of BC
Method of application: Postal
Nationality: non EU
Date of Application: 31/07/2020
Date of receipt by UKBA: 19/8/2020
Date of debit of fees: 20/8/2020
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 19/8/2020
Date of Biometric enrollment letter: 25/08/2020
Date of Biometric enrollment: 26/08/2020 via Post Office
Date of receipt of approval: 16/09/2020
Ceremony letter invitation letter: Pending
Date of Ceremony: Pending

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by beginat » Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:30 pm

Eligibility criteria: ILR(21/08/2020)+Spouse of BRITISH CITIZEN
Method of application: Postal
Nationality: non EU
Date of Application: 28/08/2020
Date of receipt by UKVI: 28/8/2020
Date of debit of fees: 28/8/2020
Date of DOCUMENT UPLOAD: 30/8/2020
Date of Biometric invitation:10/09/2020
Invitation for IDV APP: Not Eligible
Date of Biometric enrollment: 11/09/2020
Date of receipt of approval: 16/09/2020
Ceremony letter invitation letter:
Date of Ceremony:

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by fandorin » Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:12 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + 1 year EU settled status
Language/LIUK Criteria: B1/LIUK Test
Nationality: EU
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 03/08/2020
Receipt of your application: 03/08/2020
Document Upload to UKVCAS: 09/08/2020
Documents submitted to UKVI: 09/08/2020
Biometric reuse email: Not eligible
Invitation to use UKVCAS IDV APP or Biometrics: 25/08/2020
Photo and document submitted using IDV APP or Biometrics: 27/08/2020
Date of Approval letter: 16/09/2020
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 Manjil » Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:53 am

Eligibility criteria: Refugee granted ILR in 2015
Language/LIUK Criteria: MSc Certificate/LIUK Test
Nationality: Non-EU
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 04/10/2019
Receipt of your application: 04/10/2019
Document Upload to UKVCAS: 07/10/2019
Documents submitted to UKVI: 08/10/2019
Date of Approval letter: Waiting
Date of receipt of approval: Waiting
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Waiting
Date of Ceremony: Waiting

Does it take any body that long!!!! it has been almost a year now and no news from HO.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Myky » Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:33 am

Eligibility criteria: PR + 11 years
Language/LIUK Criteria: B1
Nationality: non EU (Ukraine)
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 07/08/2020
Receipt of your application: 10/08/2020
Document Upload to UKVCAS: 10/08/2020
Documents submitted to UKVI: 06/09/2020
Invitation for IDV APP: Not Eligible
Date of Biometric enrolment: 07/09/2020
Date of receipt of approval: 17/09/2020 (email with attachment)
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Waiting
Date of Ceremony: Waiting

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by CR001 » Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:10 pm

Can members please post timelines in the correct timeline format please and also do not ask questions or posts comments to other users!!

Eligibility criteria:
Language/LIUK Criteria:
Nationality:
Method of application:
Application sent & fee paid:
Receipt of your application:
Document Upload to UKVCAS:
Documents submitted to UKVI:
Biometric reuse email:
Invitation to use UKVCAS IDV APP or Biometrics:
Photo and document submitted using IDV APP or Biometrics:
Date of Approval letter:
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date of Ceremony:
Char (CR001 not Casa)
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