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

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null1639
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Indonesia

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by null1639 » Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:31 pm

Eligibility criteria: ILR + 1 Year
Nationality : Non-EU
Method of application: Online
Date of application : 18 May 20 £1349.20 (Debit Card)
Date of receipt by UKVI: 19 May 20 by Email
Email Bio metric Re-use : 04 July 20 by Email
IDV Invitation + Submission : 26 Aug 20 by Email + Via App
Bio-metric Appointment : 17 Sep 20 Free at Lansdowne Croydon
Date of receipt of approval: 18 Sep 20 by Email
Date of Ceremony: Waiting

* I opt in IDV yet I also booked biometric appointment

vksharma
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India

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by vksharma » Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:56 pm

Eligibility criteria: ILR + 1 Year
Language/LIUK Criteria: B1 / LIUK
Nationality: Indian
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 05/07/2020
Receipt of your application: 05/07/2020
Document Upload to UKVCAS: 20/07/2020
Documents submitted to UKVI: 25/08/2020
Biometric reuse email: 11/08/2020
Invitation to use UKVCAS IDV APP or Biometrics: 15/08/2020
Photo and document submitted using Biometrics: 25/08/2020 Guidford Enhanced Appointment
Date of Approval letter:
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date of Ceremony

imz2020
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Brazil

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by imz2020 » Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:51 pm

Eligibility criteria:10 years + 1 year ILR
Language/LIUK Criteria: UK Degree
Nationality: Non Eu
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 01/09/2020
Receipt of your application: 02/09/2020
Document Upload to UKVCAS: 02/09/2020
Biometric reuse email: not received
Invitation to use UKVCAS IDV APP or Biometrics: 10/09/2020
Photo and document submitted using IDV APP or Biometrics: In person biometric 10/09/2020
Date of Approval letter: Waiting
Date of receipt of approval: Waiting
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Waiting
Date of Ceremony: Waiting

woodyghosh
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India

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by woodyghosh » Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:48 pm

Eligibility criteria: ILR + 1 Year
Language/LIUK Criteria: B1 / LIUK
Nationality: Indian
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 10/03/2020
Receipt of your application: 10/03/2020
Document Upload to UKVCAS: 20/03/2020
Biometrics Submitted: 24/06/2020 Mark Lane (Previous appointment cancelled due to Covid19)
Date of receipt of approval email: 17/09/2020 (Response to follow up) :)
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Waiting (may take upto 12 weeks)
Date of Ceremony:

foxig
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Joined: Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:01 pm

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by foxig » Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:16 am

foxig wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:59 am
Eligibility criteria: EU Settled Status (5+1 years)
Language/LIUK Criteria: Ielts B1+life in the UK test
Nationality: EU
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 28/08/2020
Payment method: Amex- £1349.20
Date of acknowledgement: 1/09/20
Date of biometric letter received/issued: 2/09/20
Date Biometrics enrolled: 9/09/20 (Southampton £69.99)
Date on Approval letter: 21/09/20 by email
Date of receipt of approval: PENDING
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: PENDING
Date of Ceremony: PENDING

World4u
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South Africa

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by World4u » Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:30 am

Eligibility Criteria: ILR + 1 year
Nationality: Non-EU
Method of Application: Online
Date of Application: 6 July 2020
Date of Receipt by UKVI: 07 July 2020
Biometric Appointment: UKVCAS - 6 Sept 2020
Date of Approval: 14 Sept 2020 by Email
Date of Ceremony: Awaiting

I hope everyone gets positive results soon!

John32
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by John32 » Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:16 am

Eligibility Criteria: 5+ 1 year
Nationality: Non-EU
Method of Application: Online
Date of Application: 6 July 2019
Date of Receipt by UKVI: 07 July 2019
Biometric Appointment: UKVCAS - 2/8/2019
Date of Approval: awaiting
Date of Ceremony: Awaiting

I hope everyone gets positive results soon!
😭😭😭 more than one year

Yarauta1
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Nigeria

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Yarauta1 » Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:55 am

Yarauta1 wrote:
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: 21/09/2020 (email with attachment)
Date of receipt of approval: 21/09/2020
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Waiting
Date of Ceremony: Waiting
Very grateful to everyone on this forum for been soo helpful. Goodluck to everyone that's waiting.

imz2020
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Brazil

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by imz2020 » Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:12 pm

imz2020 wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:51 pm
Eligibility criteria:10 years + 1 year ILR
Language/LIUK Criteria: UK Degree
Nationality: Non Eu
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 01/09/2020
Receipt of your application: 02/09/2020
Document Upload to UKVCAS: 02/09/2020
Biometric reuse email: not received
Invitation to use UKVCAS IDV APP or Biometrics: 10/09/2020
Photo and document submitted using IDV APP :10/09/2020
Date of Approval letter: Waiting
Date of receipt of approval: Waiting
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Waiting
Date of Ceremony: Waiting

Iggy1
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Iggy1 » Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:22 pm

Eligibility criteria: EU Settled Status (5+1 years)
Language/LIUK Criteria: Ielts B1+life in the UK test
Nationality: EU
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 01/09/2020
Payment method: Amex- £1349.20
Date of acknowledgement: 02/09/20
Date of biometric letter received/issued: 10/09/20
Date Biometrics enrolled: 12/09/20 (Croydon £123.49)
Date on Approval letter: PENDING
Date of receipt of approval: PENDING
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: PENDING
Date of Ceremony: PENDING

startrek91
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by startrek91 » Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:55 pm

Eligibility criteria: Settled Status (granted in 12/2018) + 1 year
Language/LIUK Criteria: UK Degree
Nationality: EU
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 04/01/2020
Payment method: Visa
Date of acknowledgement: 07/01/2020
Date of debit of fees: 07/01/2020
Date of biometric letter received/issued: never
Date Biometrics enrolled: 12/01/2020 Manchester - had to pay £60 as the waiting times were ridiculous
Date on Approval letter: 01/06/2020 (thank goodness via email)
Date of receipt of approval: 01/06/2020
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: suspended due to Covid-19
Date of Ceremony: as above - emailed the council but they said they still have not received my certificate (09/2020)

ilrhell
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by ilrhell » Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:01 pm

Eligibility criteria: ILR + 1 Year
Language/LIUK Criteria: B1 + Life in UK
Nationality: Bangladeshi
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 14/04/2020
Payment method: Visa
Date of acknowledgement: 14/04/2020
Date of debit of fees: 14/04/2020
Date of biometric letter received/issued: N/A
Date Biometrics enrolled: reuse Biometric submitted via IDV App 25/08/2020
Date on Approval letter: 21/09/2020
Date of receipt of approval: 21/09/2020
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: N/A
Date of Ceremony: will have to wait for the invite

LondonGuy121
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by LondonGuy121 » Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:18 pm

Eligibility criteria: ILR + 3 Years (ILR achieved via Tier 2 General route)
Language/LIUK Criteria: UK Degree + Life in the UK test pass
Nationality: Indian
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 21/06/2020
Payment method: Amex
Date Biometrics enrolled: reuse Biometric submitted via IDV App 31/08/2020
Date on Approval letter: Waiting
Date of receipt of approval: Waiting
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Waiting

im2018
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by im2018 » Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:06 am

Eligibility criteria: ILR + 1 Year
Nationality : Non-EU
Method of application: Online
Date of application : 9 Sep 20 £1349.20 (amex)
Date of receipt by UKVI: 10 Sep 20 by Email
Email Bio metric Re-use :None
IDV Invitation + Submission : 17 Sep by Email + Via App
Bio-metric Appointment : None
Date of receipt of approval: waiting
Date of Ceremony: Waiting

sulemanca1976
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by sulemanca1976 » Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:33 am

Eligibility criteria: Ent Visa + ILR + 1 year (2 adult + 1Kid)
Language/LIUK Criteria: B1 + LIUK
Nationality : Non-EU
Method of application: ONLINE
Date of application: 21/04/2020
Payment method: AMEX
Date of acknowledgement: 22/04/2020
Date of biometric letter received/issued:
Invitation to use UKVCAS IDV APP : 02 /09/ 2020
Photo and document submitted using IDV APP or Biometrics: 02/09/2020
Date on Approval letter: 21/09/2020
Date of receipt of approval: 21/09/2020
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Waiting ( any guess how long it takes (letter stated 12 weeks )
Date of Ceremony: Waiting
Total Time took:

muze7
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Netherlands

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by muze7 » Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:03 pm

Eligibility criteria: Mn1 Child (EU settled+1 year)
Nationality : EU
Method of application: ONLINE
Date of application: 28/08/2020
Payment method: cc
Date of acknowledgement: 28/08/2020
Date of biometric letter received/issued: never received
Photo and document submitted using IDV APP or Biometrics: 08/09/2020
Date on Approval letter: 16/09/2020
Date of receipt of approval: 22/09/2020

Total Time took: less than a month but had everything ready pre-lockdown and new photo and new referee were signatures needed again!

andakut
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Zimbabwe

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by andakut » Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:09 am

Eligibility criteria: ILR 1+ years
Language/LIUK Criteria: UK Degree/LIUK Test
Nationality: Zimbabwe
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 18/09/2020 £1349
Receipt of your application: 22/09/2020
Document Upload to UKVCAS: 18/09/2020
Documents submitted to UKVI: 18/09/2020
Biometric reuse email: 23/09/2020
Invitation to use UKVCAS IDV APP or Biometrics: 23/09/2020
Photo and document submitted using IDV APP or Biometrics: 23/09/2020
Date of Approval letter: Pending
Date of receipt of approval: Pending
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Pending
Date of Ceremony: Pending

HabibLondon
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Pakistan

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by HabibLondon » Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:33 am

Eligibility criteria: ILR + 1 Year
Language/LIUK Criteria: B1 + Life in UK
Nationality: Pakistan
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 24/07/2020
Payment method: Visa
Date of acknowledgement: 24/07/2020
Date of debit of fees: 24/07/2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 04/08/2020
Date on Approval letter: 11/08/2020
Date of receipt of approval: 17/08/2020
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 17/08/2020
Date of Ceremony: 28/09/2020 Individual ceremony booked with Hackney Council

Thank you everyone for posting on this forum it was very helpful.

okigen68
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Vietnam

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by okigen68 » Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:18 pm

Eligibility criteria: Tier 2 5 years ILR + 12 months
Language Criteria: UK university degree
Nationality : Non-EU
Method of application: Online + UKVCAS
Date of application: 13/9/2020
Date of acknowledgement: 14/9/2020
Documents uploaded: 20/9/2020 (UKVCAS website)
IDV app invitation: 23/9/2020
Date biometrics enrolled: 23/9/2020 (on IDV app)
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 received: -

vicky000
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China

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by vicky000 » Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:36 pm

Eligibility criteria: 10 year + 7 year ILR
Language/LIUK Criteria: UK Degree / Life in the UK (from ILR)
Nationality : Non EU
Method of application: Online (UKVCAS)
Date of application: 03-March-2020
Payment method: Credit card
Date of acknowledgement: 03-March-2020 (via Email)
Date of debit of fees: 03-March-2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 11- March-2020 (Croydon Office)
Date on Approval letter: 24-August-2020 (No complications with my application. Think they try to clear the backlog and process the case given it has been nearly 6 months. <eye roll>).
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date of Ceremony: 21-Sept-2020

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