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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 Tropical Breeze » Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:57 pm

Hi All,

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + 2 year ILR
Language/LIUK Criteria: Graduate Degree UK & Life in Uk
Nationality: Georgia
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 09/09/2020
Receipt of your application: 10/09/2020
Document Upload to UKVCAS: 11/09/ 2020
Documents submitted to UKVI: 11/09/ 2020
Biometric reuse email: Not received
Invitation to use UKVCAS IDV APP : 17 /09/ 2020
Photo and submitted using IDV APP : 17/09/2020
In person Biomatrics UKVCAS : None
Date of Approval letter online : 22/10/2020
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Pending
Date of Ceremony: Pending

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by MR_zee » Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:09 am

Hi All,

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + Spouse of british national
Language/LIUK Criteria: B1 test & Life in Uk
Nationality: Non EU
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 24/06/2020
Receipt of your application: 24/06/2020
Document Upload to UKVCAS: 28/08/2020
Documents submitted to UKVI: 28/08/2020
Biometric reuse email: Not received
Invitation to use UKVCAS IDV APP : 28 /08/ 2020
Photo and submitted using IDV APP : 28/08/2020
In person Biomatrics UKVCAS : Dual submittion (25/09/2020)
Date of Approval letter online : 23/10/2020
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Pending
Date of Ceremony: Pending

Thanks Cullinan for your help.
Hopefully you will get decision soon

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by anm88 » Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:06 am

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + 1 year ILR
Language/LIUK Criteria: Graduate Degree UK & Life in Uk
Nationality: Non-EU
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 30/08/2020
Receipt of your application: 02/09/2020
Document Upload to UKVCAS: 30/08/ 2020
Documents submitted to UKVI: 10/09/ 2020
Biometric reuse email: Not received
Invitation to use UKVCAS IDV APP : 10/09/ 2020
Photo and submitted using IDV APP : 10/09/2020
In person Biometrics UKVCAS : 12/09/2020 (dual submission)
Date of Approval letter online : 23/10/2020
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Pending
Date of Ceremony: Pending

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Rey18 » Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:08 am

Hi All,

Eligibility criteria: (Tier 2) 5 years + 1 in ILR
Language/LIUK Criteria: NARIC Accredited degree (CEFR Level C1) & Life in Uk
Nationality: Indian
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 12/08/2020
Receipt of your application: 12/08/2020
Document Upload to UKVCAS: 12/08/2020
Documents submitted to UKVI: 12/08/2020
Biometric reuse email: Received
Invitation to use UKVCAS IDV APP : 5/09/ 2020
Photo and submitted using IDV APP : 11/09/2020
In person Biometrics UKVCAS : Not applicable
Date of Approval letter online : 08/10/2020
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Pending
Date of Ceremony: Pending

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by adamdeswardt » Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:18 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + Spouse of British national
Language/LIUK Criteria: B1 test & Life in UK
Nationality: Non EU
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 14/08/2020
Receipt of your application: 18/08/2020
Document Upload to UKVCAS: 14/08/2020
Documents submitted to UKVI: 14/08/2020
Biometric reuse email: Not received
In person Biomatrics UKVCAS : 21/09/2020
Date of Approval letter online : Pending
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Pending
Date of Ceremony: Pending

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by pokeguru » Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:18 am

Hi All,

Eligibility criteria: 5 years Tier 2 + 1 year ILR
Language/LIUK Criteria: Graduate Degree UK & Life in UK
Nationality: Nigeria
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 15/07/2020
Receipt of your application: 15/07/2020
Document Upload to UKVCAS: 02/08/2020
Documents submitted to UKVI: N/A
Biometric reuse email: 06/08/2020
Invitation to use UKVCAS IDV APP : 29 /08/ 2020
Photo and submitted using IDV APP : 30/08/2020
In person Biometrics UKVCAS : None
Date of Approval letter online : 20/10/2020
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Pending
Date of Ceremony: Pending

Was checking this timeline almost every day, so thanks to you all for your updates and good luck all!

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by imz2020 » Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:45 am

Hi All,

Finally got some good news and wish to share my timelines as this forum has been very helpful

Eligibility criteria: 10 years + 1 year ILR
Language/LIUK Criteria: Graduate Degree UK & Life in Uk
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 01/09/2020
Receipt of your application: 02/09/2020
Document Upload to UKVCAS: 07/09/ 2020
Documents submitted to UKVI: 10/09/ 2020
Biometric reuse email: Not received
Invitation to use UKVCAS IDV APP : 10 /09/ 2020
Photo and submitted using IDV APP : 10/09/2020
In person Biometrics UKVCAS : None
Date approval letter received: 26/10/2020 ( e-mail)
Date on Approval letter: 26/10/2020
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Pending
Date of Ceremony: Pending

Good luck to everyone

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by RUDOPETS » Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:49 pm

Eligibility criteria: Indefinite leave to remain (9yrs 7months)
Country of origin: Zimbabwe
Method of application: Online application
Date of application: 26/09/2019
Date of receipt by UKBA: 27/09/2019
Date of Biometrics appointment:21 Oct 2019
Date of receipt of approval:06/10/2020
Date of Ceremony: Delayed due to Covid
HURRAY I FINALLY GOT MY BRITISH CITIZENSHIP AFTER WAITING FOR A YEAR!!!!!!!💃🏾💃🏾💃🏾💃🏾💃🏾💃🏾💃🏾💃🏾💃🏾💃🏾💃🏾💃🏾💃🏾💃🏾💃🏾💃🏾💃🏾💃🏾💃🏾💃🏾💃🏾💃🏾💃🏾💃🏾💃🏾💃🏾💃🏾💃🏾💃🏾🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉
I emailed home office 3 times asking about the progress of my case and all I could get was the standard emails.Then I was surprised to receive an email from home office saying my application for British citizenship has been successful.They told me to wait for ceremony invitation letter which might take up to 12 weeks to receive it due to Covid.To those who are waiting don't loose hope.Your time will come definitely.I thank God for his grace.All the best everyone 🤞

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Atreya » Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:39 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + Spouse of British national
Language/LIUK Criteria: UK degree & Life in UK
Nationality: Non EU
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 01/10/2020
Receipt of your application: 01/10/2020
Document Upload to UKVCAS: 18/10/2020
Biometric reuse email: Not received
In person Biometrics UKVCAS : 21/10/2020
Date of Approval letter online : Pending
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Pending
Date of Ceremony: Pending

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by sheeraz_wahid » Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:20 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + 1 year (EU Settlement) ILR
Language/LIUK Criteria: English B1 & Life in Uk
Nationality: Pakistan
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid:13/09/2020
Receipt of your application: 13/09/2020
Document Upload to UKVCAS: 14/09/ 2020
Documents submitted to UKVI: 14/09/ 2020
Biometric reuse email: Not received
Invitation to use UKVCAS IDV APP : 20/09/ 2020
Photo and submitted using IDV APP : 20/09/2020
In person Biometrics UKVCAS : Pending
Date of Approval letter online : Pending
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Pending
Date of Ceremony: Pending

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by russn » Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:54 pm

russn wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:28 pm
Eligibility criteria: 10 years long residence + 1 year (Registration instead of naturalisation with BNO passport)
Language Criteria: UK Degree + LITUK
Nationality: Hong Kong
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 31/8/2020
Payment method: Credit card
Date of debit fees: 1/9/2020
Date of acknowledgement: 2/9/2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 11/9/2020 (IDV App)
Date on Approval letter: 27/10/2020 (Query sent about proof of residence on 26/10/2020 and I replied within an hour)
Date of receipt of approval: 27/10/2020 (email)
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: PENDING
Date of Ceremony: PENDING

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Bong_UK » Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:00 pm

Bong_UK wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:32 pm
Bong_UK wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:39 am
Eligibility criteria: 5 years Tier 2 + 2.5 year ILR
Language Criteria: NARIC document + LiUK test
Nationality: Indian
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 10 August 2020
Payment method: Credit card
Date of debit fees: 11 August 2020
Date of acknowledgement: 11 August 2020
Date of Biometric reuse email: 28 August 2020
Date of IDV app download invitation: 04 September 2020 @10.30 pm.
Date documents submitted through IDV app: 05 September 2020
Home office request for further documents: 10/10/2020 (Submitted same day)
Date on Approval letter: 26/10/2020 (email)
Date of receipt of approval: 26/10/2020 (email)
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: PENDING
Date of Ceremony: PENDING

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by raheelss01 » Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:36 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5yrs, 1yr ILR
Language/LIUK Criteria: LIUK + English Test (Trinity College)
Nationality: Pakistan
Method of application: online
Application sent & fee paid: 14/10/2020
Receipt of your application: 15/10/2020
Document Upload to UKVCAS & UKVI submission: 15/10/2020
Invitation to use UKVCAS IDV APP or Biometrics: Awaiting
Photo and document submitted using IDV APP or Biometrics: Awaiting
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 raaji » Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:57 pm

Eligibility criteria: ILR + 3 years
Language/LIUK Criteria: UK degree & Life in UK
Nationality: Non EU
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 09/07/2020
Receipt of your application: 09/07/2020
Document Upload to UKVCAS: 13/07/2020
Biometric reuse email: 13/08/2020
Biometrics IDV APP : 07/09/2020
BIOMETRIC Done: 07/09/2020
Date of Approval letter online : Pending
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Pending
Date of Ceremony: Pending

Straight forward case but still waiting.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by ojliaa » Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:43 pm

Eligibility Criteria: ILR + 3 Years
(Set-LR Granted on 10-10-2020 + Spouse of British Citizen)
Language Criteria: UK Degree (MBA)
Nationality: Pakistan
Online Application Sent & Fee Paid with Debit Visa Card: 16/10/2020
Biometric Appointment Booked Free (for 13-11-2020): 17-10-20
Acknowledgment/Receipt of Application: 19/10/2020
Documents Uploaded to UKVCAS: 25-10-2020
Documents Submitted to UKVI (on UKVCAS Website): 28/10/2020
Biometrics Enrollment: 13-11-2020 Waiting/T.B.C
Email for Decision: Waiting/T.B.C
Received Decision: Waiting/T.B.C
Receipt of Ceremony Letter: Pending/T.B.C
Date of Ceremony: Pending/T.B.C

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Choudhryalim » Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:18 pm

Eligibility Criteria: EU Settlement scheme (Non EU spouse) + 1 Year
Language Criteria: Trinity College + Life in the UK
Nationality: Pakistan
Online Application Sent & Fee Paid with Debit Visa Card: 16/06/2020
Biometric Appointment: N/A due to COVID-19
Acknowledgment/Receipt of Application: 17/06/2020
E mail received regarding biometric RE use: 24/AUG/ 2020
Biometrics And documents submitted via IDV app: 04 SEPT 2020
Biometrics Enrollment in person (DUAL SUBMISSION): 05 OCT 2020
Received Decision (Via E mail): 30 OCT 2020
Receipt of Ceremony Letter: Pending/T.B.C
Date of Ceremony: Pending/T.B.C

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Gillji » Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:44 pm

Eligibility criteria: EEA Permanent Residence
Language/LIUK Criteria: Trinity college certificate & Life in Uk test
Nationality: Pakistani
Method of application: By post
Application sent & fee paid: 09/09/2020
Receipt of your application: 14/09/2020
Document Upload to UKVCAS: None
Documents submitted to UKVI:none
Biometric:10/10/2020
Invitation to use UKVCAS IDV APP :None
Photo and submitted using IDV APP :None
Date of Approval letter online : 30/10/2020
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Pending
Date of Ceremony: Pending
All process done more than quick I was expecting reply in 3 months but every day check here People comments then was hoping to get mine quick also
More than a solicitor I found more information on this plate form
Cheers guys
Thanks for every one who share experience here
And good luck to all

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by xken7 » Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:58 pm

Eligibility criteria: 6+ years, EEA permanent residence card
Language/LIUK Criteria: LIUK + English Test (Trinity College)
Nationality: Pakistan
Method of application: online
Application sent & fee paid: 22/10/2020
Receipt of your application: 23/10/2020
Document Upload to UKVCAS & UKVI submission: 24/10/2020
Invitation to use UKVCAS IDV APP or Biometrics: Awaiting
Photo and document submitted using IDV APP or Biometrics: Awaiting
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 ThePolishGal » Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:30 am

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 5+ years + 1 year ILR under EU Settlement Scheme
Language/LIUK Criteria: UK University Degree + passed Life in the UK test
Nationality: Polish / EU
Method of application: online
Application sent & fee paid: 04/10/2020
Receipt of your application: 05/10/2020
Document Upload to UKVCAS & UKVI submission: 19/10/2020
Invitation to use UKVCAS IDV APP or Biometrics: ...
Photo and document submitted using IDV APP or Biometrics: 31/10/2020
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 EUCitizenPT » Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:41 am

Alhamdulillah :D
Eligibility criteria: DCPR 2017 + ILR 2019
Language/LIUK Criteria: Life in the UK + B1
Nationality: EU
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 08/09/2020
Receipt of your application: 09/09/2020
Invitation to book a Biometrics appointment: 17/09/2020
Document Upload to UKVCAS: 22/09/2020
Documents submitted to UKVI: 22/09/2020 (self submission through UKVCAS website)
Biometrics, Photo and document submitted: 28/09/2020 (Free- Birmingam Appointment)
Date of Approval letter: 02/11/2020 (email)
Date of receipt of approval: 02/11/2029
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date of Ceremony:

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