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

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ocean7
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by ocean7 » Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:33 pm

Application Timeline

Eligibility criteria: 10 years + 1 year ILR
Language/LIUK Criteria: Masters Degree UK & Life in UK
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 08/09/2020
Receipt of your application: 09/09/2020
Document Upload to UKVCAS: 09/09/ 2020
Documents submitted to UKVI: 09/09/ 2020
Biometric reuse email: Not received
Invitation to use UKVCAS IDV APP : 17/09/ 2020
Photo and submitted using IDV APP : 18/09/2020
In person Biometrics UKVCAS : None
Date approval letter received: 02/11/2020 ( e-mail)
Date on Approval letter: 02/11/2020
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 behzad_kh » Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:41 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 year refugee + 1 years of ILR
Language/LIUK Criteria: Passed test of English Language / Passed LIUK test
Nationality : Iranian
Method of application: online
Date of application: 23/07/2019
Payment method: Debit card
Date of acknowledgement: 23/07/2019
Date of debit of fees: 23/07/2019
Date Biometrics enrolled: 21/08/2019
Date on Approval letter: Not Received
Date of receipt of approval: 30/07/2020 email confirmation (dated 30/07/2020)
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: WAITING
Date of Ceremony: WAITING

castorp
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by castorp » Tue Nov 03, 2020 5:43 am

castorp wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 1:55 pm
Eligibility criteria: EEA Settled Status + 1 year
Language Criteria: UK PhD degree + LiUK
Nationality: EU
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 3/02/2020
Date of email acknowledgement: 3/02/2020
Date biometrics enrolled: 3/02/2020
Date of biometrics appointment: 6/03/2020 (Croydon, the first slot free of charge)
Email request for alternative proof of residency for the last 17 months: 20/05/2020
Alternative documents sent over email: 21/05/2020
Date on Approval letter [sent by email, so the same as below]: 22/05/2020
Date of receipt of approval: 22/05/2020
Date of Citizenship Invitation letter from the HO: 10/09/2020
Date of receipt of Citizenship Invitation letter: 29/09/2020
Date of ceremony letter from the county council: 19/10/2020
Date of Ceremony: 2/11/2020

Alisher715
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Alisher715 » Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:18 am

Eligibility criteria: ILR +1year
Language/LIUK Criteria: UK DEGREE + LiUK
Nationality : Non EU
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 17/02/2020
Payment method: Credit Card (Online)
Date of acknowledgment: 17/02/2020
Date of debit of fees: 17/02/2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 18/02/2020
Date on Approval letter: 26/10/2020
Date of receipt of approval: 28/10/2020
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: PENDING
Date of Ceremony: PENDING

yezi0432
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by yezi0432 » Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:41 pm

Eligibility criteria: ILR + Spouse of British Citizen
Language/LIUK Criteria: Masters Degree USA certified(paid 150) & Life in UK
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 04/03/2020
Receipt of your application: 04/03/2020
Document Upload to UKVCAS: 09/03/ 2020
Documents submitted to UKVI: 01/06/ 2020
Biometric reuse email: N/A
Invitation to use UKVCAS IDV APP : N/A
Photo and submitted using IDV APP : N/A
In person Biometrics UKVCAS : 01/06/2020 (original appointment cancelled due to lockdown)
Date approval letter received: 03/11/2020 (email)
Date on Approval letter: 03/11/2020
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Pending
Date of Ceremony: Pending

Had called UKVI to check progress two weeks ago and got an email today saying applications are taking longer than normal. 30 minutes later, the approval decision letter received in the inbox! I was not given the option to reuse biometrics or use app. From the date of the approval letter, there may be 12 weeks wait for the ceremony invitation to be sent. Patience is gold!
Thanks for all the support!

Asazi
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Asazi » Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:49 pm

I went to my original post and found it locked. It shows how long my journey has been. I hope this gives someone hope:

UPDATE

Eligibility criteria: 5 years refugee settlement+ 18 months ILR
Language criteria met: Life In UK Test + 2 UK Degrees
Nationality: Zimbabwean
Method of application: By recorded delivery
Date of application: 12th February 2016
Payment method: Credit card
Date of receipt by UKBA: 15th February 2016
Date of acknowledgement: 22 February 2016
Date money gone off account: 22 February 2016
Date of letter requesting biometrics: 22 February 2016 (arrived 25 February 2016)
Biometrics done: 27 February 2016
Rejected: May 2017 (10 Year rule)
Re-Applied: 01 August 2019
Date of approval: 30 June 2020
Date of ceremony:03 November 2020 (Virtual)
Date applied for passports: When my certificate arrives tomorrow
Date passports received:

4 long years but the journey is over.

God bless this site and all the helpful people on it. Good luck to you all.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by kazumakiryu » Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:13 pm

Eligibility criteria: EUSS ILR + married to EU/ naturalised British citizen over 5 years.
Language/LIUK Criteria: Approved Nationality/Passed life in the UK test + Masters Degree UK.
Nationality: Non EU
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 18/07/2020
Payment method: Online
Date of acknowledgement: 18/07/2020
Date received IDV app Introduction:06/08/20
Date received IDV app Invitation: 29/08/20
Date Biometrics enrolled: 31/08/20 using IDV App
Date on Approval letter: 03/11/20
Date of receipt of approval: 03/11/20 (by email)
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: PENDING
Date of Ceremony: PENDING

Vilandra
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Vilandra » Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:47 pm

Eligibility criteria: Lived 10 years continuously in UK + ILR (EU Settlement Scheme) + Life in UK Test
Language/LIUK Criteria: B1 Test
Nationality: Polish
Method of application: Online / Self submission
Date of application: 04.03.2020
Payment method: Master Card
Date of acknowledgement: 04.03.2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 13.03.2020
Date on Approval letter: 12.06.2020
Date of receipt of approval: 12.06.2020
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 10.10.2020 (dated 22.09.2020)
Date of Ceremony: 27.10.2020

plan9
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by plan9 » Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:16 pm

Eligibility criteria: PR + 4 years
Language/LIUK Criteria: B1 test
Nationality: EU
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 10/09/2020
Receipt of your application: 10/09/2020
Document Upload to UKVCAS: 18/09/2020
Date Biometrics enrolled UKVCAS : 23/09/2020
Date approval letter received: 03/11/2020 (email)
Date on Approval letter: 03/11/2020
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Pending
Date of Ceremony: Pending

Jo122
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Jo122 » Wed Nov 04, 2020 6:25 pm

Eligibility criteria: ILR + 1 Year
Language/LIUK Criteria: B1 Test
Nationality: Non EU
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 14/12/2019
Payment method: Online
Date of acknowledgement: 14/12/2019
Date Biometrics enrolled: 23/12/2019
Date on Approval letter: 14/07/2020
Date of receipt of approval: 14/07/2020 (by email)
Date on ceremony letter: 14/10/2020
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 20/10/2020
Date citizenship certificate arrived at council: 30/10/2020
Date of Ceremony: 02/11/2020

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by ukilrforman » Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:16 am

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: spouse of British citizen (non eu) Indian. 5 yrs for ILR + immediate naturalisation application upon ILR received on 10 June 20
Method of application: online
Date of receipt by UKBA: 16 June 20
Date of debit of fees: 16 June 20
Date of idv app submission: 07 Sept 20
Date of receipt of approval: 03 Nov 20
Date of Ceremony: to be confirmed

Uzzym
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Uzzym » Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:45 am

Uzzym wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:27 am
Eligibility criteria: ILR + British Spouse
Language/LIUK Criteria: B1 / LIUK
Nationality: Pakistani
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 26/07/2020
Receipt of your application: 27/07/2020
Document Upload to UKVCAS: 27/08/2020
Biometrics Submitted: 30/08/2020 Via IDV app
Date of receipt of approval email: 04/11/2020
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: PENDING
Date of Ceremony: PENDING

myukqueries
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by myukqueries » Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:26 am

Application Timeline

Eligibility criteria: 5+ years ILR + 1 year
Language/LIUK Criteria: UK Degree + passed Life in the UK test
Nationality: Non - EU
Method of application: Online
Application sent: 14/09/2020
Receipt of your application: 15/09/2020
Biometrics Enrolled: 05/10/2020
Date of Approval letter: 05/11/2020
Date of receipt of approval via email: 05/11/2020
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Waiting (Manchester City Council)...
Date of Ceremony: Waiting (Manchester City Council)...

Cocobana
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Cocobana » Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:14 pm

Update Just received my invitation letter today


Cocobana wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:13 pm
Eligibility criteria: 10yrs ILR + spouse
Language Criteria: MSC + LiUK test
Nationality: non Eu
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 08 July 2020
Payment method: Debit card
Date of debit fees: 08 July 2020
Date of acknowledgement: 08 July 2020
Date of Biometric reuse email: 06 August 2020
Opted out -07 August 2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 20 August 2020
Date on Approval letter: 1 September 2020 email
Date of receipt of approval: Email
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 05/11/2020, dated 26 Oct 2020
Date of Ceremony: PENDING

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by woabgh » Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:04 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: EU Settled Status + 1 year
Method of application: Online
Date of receipt by UKBA: 20 April 2020
Date of debit of fees: 20 April 2020
UKVCAS Biometrics enrolment & UKVI submission: 10 August 2020
Date of Approval letter: 21 September 2020
Date of receipt of approval: 21 September 2020 (e-mail)
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: **Awaiting**
Date of Ceremony: **Awaiting**

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by triiishiii » Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:12 pm

Eligibility criteria: ILR + married to british citizen
Language/LIUK Criteria: UK DEGREE + LiUK
Nationality : Non EU
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 31/03/2020
Payment method: Credit Card (Online)
Date of acknowledgment: 1/04/2020
Date of debit of fees: 1/04/2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 9/07/2020
Date on Approval letter: 20/07/20
Date of receipt of approval: Received by email same data as approval
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 1 /11/2020
Date of Ceremony: PENDING

okigen68
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by okigen68 » Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:31 pm

okigen68 wrote:
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: 5/11/2020-
Date of receipt of invitation to ceremony: waiting
Date of Ceremony: -
Date Passport received: -
Updated as have just received approval letter today.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by twistedelementz » Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:43 am

***Update***


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: 3/11/2020
Date of receipt of approval: 3/11/2020 (email)
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Awaiting
Date of Ceremony: Awaiting

loupiol
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by loupiol » Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:37 pm

Finally got the invitation from the HO!

Application Timeline

Eligibility criteria: 5 years Tier 2 + 1 year ILR
Language/LIUK Criteria: Masters Degree UK & Life in UK
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 21/03/2020
Payment method: credit card
Receipt of your application: 23/03/2020
Document Upload to UKVCAS: 23/03/2020
In person Biometrics+Photo UKVCAS : 12/06/2020 (rescheduled 3 times because of COVID)
Date approval letter received: 23/06/2020 ( e-mail)
Date on Approval letter: (only email)
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 06/11/2020 (dated 24/09/2020)
Date of Ceremony: 14/11/2020 (they could still cancel it!)

Good luck to everyone!

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Perfect2020 » Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:52 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 year + 1 year ILR
Language/LIUK Criteria: B1+LIUK
Nationality : Pakistan
Method of application: online
Date of application: 29/06/2020
Date of acknowledgement: 29/06/2020
Date of debit of fees: 29/06/2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 24/07/2020
Date of receipt of approval: waiting
Date on Approval letter: waiting
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: waiting
Date of Ceremony: waiting

Omyousif
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Omyousif » Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:33 am

Finally got to write here
Application type: refugee route 5years + 1year
Method:online
Date of Application :24/01/2019
Biometric enrolled 7 Feb 2019 ( as I remembered :o)
Date of approval 06/11/2020(received an email)
Invitation letter :waiting
Thank you

obormot
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by obormot » Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:08 pm

obormot wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:26 pm
Eligibility criteria: EEA PR + 2 Years
Language : over 65 (+ US passport)
Nationality : French + US
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 25-July-2020
Date of acknowledgement: 28-July-2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 25-August-2020
Date of Approval email: 4-September-2020
Invitation letter: 11-November-2020 (Dated 27-october)
Glasgow City council

toraqa
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by toraqa » Mon Nov 09, 2020 3:18 pm

toraqa wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:10 pm
Eligibility criteria: Settlement scheme +1 year
Language/LIUK Criteria: B1 Trinity college / Life in the UK
Nationality : Non EU + EU Spouse and child
Method of application: Online (UKVCAS)
Date of application: 13/07/20
Payment method: Amex
Date of acknowledgement: 13/07 EU spouse and child, 24/07 non EU (via Email)
Date of debit of fees: 13/07
Date Biometrics enrolled: 1/09 (Croydon free)
Date on Approval letter all applicants: 04/09/20 (via Email attachment)
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: waiting
Date of Ceremony: waiting
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 05/11/20 dated 27/10
Date of Ceremony: 16/11/20

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Lin87 » Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:36 pm

Eligibility criteria: ILR (British Spouse)
Language/LIUK Criteria: IELTS B2 result used for initial Spouse Visa / Life in the UK
Nationality : Philippines
Method of application: Online (UKVCAS)
Date of application: 22/06/20
Payment method: CC
Date of acknowledgement: 22/06/20 (via Email)
Date of debit of fees: 22/06/20
Date Biometrics enrolled via IDV: 28/08/20
Date on Approval letter: 04/11/20 via post
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: waiting
Date of Ceremony: waiting

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by shoaibrehman » Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:40 pm

Eligibility criteria: Tier 2 5 years + 1 year ILR
Language/LIUK Criteria: UK Masters degree + Life in the UK
Nationality : Pakistani
Method of application: Online (UKVCAS)
Date of application: 13/10/20
Payment method: CC
Date of acknowledgement: 14/10/20 (via Email)
Date of debit of fees: 13/10/20
Date Biometrics enrolled (appointment): 09/11/20
Date on Approval letter: waiting
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: waiting
Date of Ceremony: waiting

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