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

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hannah2019
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by hannah2019 » Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:57 pm

Eligibility criteria: Refugee
Language/LIUK Criteria: UK Master Degree / LIUK
Nationality: Non-EU - Iran
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 28/09/2019
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of acknowledgement: 28/09/2019
Date Biometrics enrolled: 29/09/2019 at Croydon UKVCAS (£100)
Date on Approval letter: 05/11/2020 (email)
Date of receipt of approval: 05/11/2020
Date of receipt of ceremony letter : Waiting
Date of Ceremony: Waiting

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by zacklee » Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:06 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + 2 Years ILR
Language/LIUK Criteria: UK Degree
Nationality : Non-EU, China
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 27 Sept 2020
Date of acknowledgement: 27 Sept 2020
Date of debit of fees: 27 Sept 2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 29 Sept 2020 (Birmingham New)
Date of receipt of approval: 2nd December 2020 (by email)
Date on Approval letter: 2nd December 2020
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:Awaited
Date of Ceremony:Awaited

Vicky120
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Vicky120 » Mon Dec 07, 2020 4:36 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria:5 year EEA2 (married to EU national)
Nationality: non EU
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 2/3/2020
In September, when over 6months mark, sent emails (
NationalitySupportTeamFMT@homeoffice.gov.uk) to chase, got two email responses
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 23/11/2020
Date of receipt of approval: still waiting
Date of Ceremony: still waiting

blackswanldn
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by blackswanldn » Mon Dec 07, 2020 4:43 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5yr Tier 2 + 1yr ILR
Method of application: Online
Date of receipt by UKBA:04 Dec 2020
Date of debit of fees: 04 Dec 2020
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 4 Dec 2020
Date of Biometrics: 31 Dec 2020 (first available, only Premium Centre available £199, no app invitation)
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of Ceremony:

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tier21419
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by tier21419 » Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:51 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years (Tier 2) + 1 Year (and a couple of months) ILR
Language/LIUK Criteria: UK Degree
Nationality: Non-EU
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 1 July 2020
Date of acknowledgement: 2 July 2020
Date of debit of fees: 1 July 2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: Waited for IDV APP -- used the app on 28 August 2020
Date of receipt of approval: 22nd September 2020 (by email)
Date on Approval letter: 22nd September 2020
Date of receipt of ceremony letter from Council: 04 December (via email, I asked if they have received my certificate and they emailed me the invitation letter as someone cancelled their ceremony at the last minute and the council offered me that spot. Otherwise, there was a further wait of 2-3 weeks)
Date of receipt of ceremony letter from HO: Not received yet
Date of Ceremony: 06 December 2020

caTSworn
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by caTSworn » Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:41 pm

Eligibility criteria: ILR (Tier 2) + 1 year
Language/LIUK Criteria: IELTS + Life In The UK
Nationality : Non-EU
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 08 Dec 2020
Date of acknowledgement: 08 Dec 2020
Date of debit of fees: 08 Dec 2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 08 Dec 2020 (same day appointment, Croydon, £110)
Date of receipt of approval:
Date on Approval letter:
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date of Ceremony:

santa
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by santa » Wed Dec 09, 2020 1:46 pm

Eligibility criteria: ILR + British spouse
Language/LIUK Criteria: UK NARIC certificate and LIUK (passed for ILR)
Nationality : Indian
Method of application: Online Submission
Date of application: 07-Oct-2020
Date of acknowledgement: 07-Oct-2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 04-Nov-2020 (Croydon Bedford Point, free appointment)
Date of receipt of approval: WAITING...
Date on Approval letter: WAITING....
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: WAITING....
Date of Ceremony: WAITING....

ojliaa
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by ojliaa » Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:25 pm

ojliaa wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:05 pm
ojliaa wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:28 pm
ojliaa wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:43 pm
Eligibility Criteria: ILR + British Spouse
Language Criteria: UK Degree & LIUK
Nationality: Pakistan
Online Application Submission: 16/10/2020
Acknowledgment of Application: 19/10/2020
Biometrics Enrollment in person @HMPO-London: 13/11/2020
Email for Decision: Waiting/T.B.C
Receipt of Ceremony Letter: Pending/T.B.C
Date of Ceremony: Pending/T.B.C

Mu-Barak
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Mu-Barak » Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:32 pm

Eligibility criteria: Refugee 5 years + 1 Years ILR
Language/LIUK Criteria: English Language exams (SELT) B1 Certificate + Life In The UK
Nationality : Syrian
Method of application: Online Submission
Date of application: 22-Oct-2020
Date of acknowledgement: 23-Oct-2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 29-Oct-2020
Date of receipt of approval: WAITING...
Date on Approval letter: WAITING....
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: WAITING....
Date of Ceremony: WAITING.

crowngirl
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by crowngirl » Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:44 pm

Eligibility criteria: EU family member + Perm residence
Language: UK degree + Life In The UK
Nationality : Nigerian
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 26 Jan 2020
Date of acknowledgement: 27 Jan 2020
Date of debit of fees: 26 Jan 2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 28 Feb 2020 (Croydon)
Date of receipt of approval: 09 Dec 2020
Date on Approval letter: 23 Nov 2020
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 09 Dec 2020
Date of Ceremony: waiting

knitin8000
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by knitin8000 » Wed Dec 09, 2020 5:08 pm

Eligibility criteria: ILR in 2012 + 8 years
Language/LIUK Criteria: UK NARIC certificate and LIUK (passed for ILR)
Nationality : Indian
Method of application: Online Submission
Date of application: 12-Oct-2020
Date of acknowledgement: 14-Oct-2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 04-Nov-2020 (Croydon Lansdowne Road, paid appointment, 135 Pounds)
Date of receipt of approval: WAITING...
Date on Approval letter: WAITING....
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: WAITING....
Date of Ceremony: WAITING....

Atreya
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Atreya » Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:03 pm

Atreya wrote:
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 on Approval letter online : 10/12/2020 (Email received on 11/12/2020)
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Pending
Date of Ceremony: Pending

leviga
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by leviga » Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:38 pm

Eligibility criteria: Child born in UK + ILR parent
Language/LIUK Criteria: NA
Nationality : Indian
Method of application: Online Submission
Date of application: 2-Oct-2020
Date of acknowledgement: 2-Oct-2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 29-Oct-2020 (Ipswich)
Date of receipt of approval: 10-Dec-2020
Date on Approval letter: 10-Dec-2020
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: NA
Date of Ceremony: NA

littlebuns
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by littlebuns » Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:34 pm

ligibility criteria: 5 yr ILR + BC spouse
Language/LIUK Criteria: Naric + Life In The UK
Nationality : Non-EU
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 19 Aug 2020
Date of acknowledgement: 19 Aug 2020
Date of debit of fees: 19 Aug 2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 10 Sep via appointment
Date of receipt of approval: 11 Dec (by post)
Date on Approval letter: 25 Nov
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 11 Dec (by post)
Date of Ceremony: Not yet contact council
Thanks to all moderators and good luck to everyone.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by mcc1380 » Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:17 pm

ligibility criteria: 5 year spouse visa, ILR(2 weeks) + BC spouse
Language/LIUK Criteria: Life In The UK only
Nationality : Non-EU
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 18 Sep 2020
Date of acknowledgement: 22 Sep 2020
Date of debit of fees: 18 Sep 2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 28 Sep via appointment
Date of receipt of approval: 10 Dec (by email)
Date on Approval letter: 10 Dec
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: waiting
Date of Ceremony: Waiting
Thanks to all moderators and good luck to everyone.

magicc
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by magicc » Sun Dec 13, 2020 3:23 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 year ILR + 1 year
Language/LIUK Criteria: IELTS Life Skills B1 + LITUK pass
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 10 September 2020
Date of acknowledgement: 11 September 2020
Date of debit of fees: 10 September 2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 2 October 2020
Date of receipt of approval: 22 October 2020
Date on Approval letter: 22 October 2020 (received via email only)
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: still waiting
Date on ceremony letter: still waiting
Date of Ceremony: still waiting

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by woabgh » Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:24 am

woabgh wrote:
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: 14 Dec 2020
Date on ceremony letter : 3 Dec 2020
Date of Ceremony: 15 Dec 2020
Finally ! Good luck to everybody still waiting ! Don't lose hope!

yomishu
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by yomishu » Mon Dec 14, 2020 3:00 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 year ILR + 1.5 year
Language/LIUK Criteria: UK Master Degree / LIUK
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 17 November 2020
Date of acknowledgement: 17 November 2020
Date of debit of fees: 17 November 2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 11 December 2020
Date of receipt of approval: still waiting
Date on Approval letter: still waiting
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: still waiting
Date on ceremony letter: still waiting
Date of Ceremony: still waiting

Hoping to get a reply in 2 months time , since it looks like a straight forward cases takes up to 2 months

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Luluokis29 » Mon Dec 14, 2020 4:39 pm

Eligibility ILR (2/10/2020) + BC spouse
Language/LIUK Criteria: Life In The UK
Nationality : Nigerian
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 09 Oct 2020
Date of acknowledgement: 12 Oct 2020
Date of debit of fees: 09 Oct 2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 05 Nov 2020 via appointment( start of lockdown 2)
Date of receipt of approval: 14 Dec 2020 (by email)
Date on Approval letter: 14 Dec 2020
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Awaited
Date of Ceremony: Awaited
Thanks to all Gurus/Moderators and good luck to everyone. I do appreciate u all!!!

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by fruitcake » Mon Dec 14, 2020 5:20 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 yr ILR + Spouse of British National
Language/LIUK Criteria: English Language exams (SELT) B1 Certificate + Life In The UK
Method of application: online
Date of application: 06-Oct-2020
Date of acknowledgement: 08-Oct-2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 20-Oct-2020 via appointment (Birmingham)
Date of receipt of approval letter: 14-Dec-2020 (by email)
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Awaited
Date of Ceremony: Awaited

Thanks to everyone for sharing and setting up realistic expectations.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Bazaar » Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:46 am

Bazaar wrote:
Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:10 pm
Eligibility criteria: 5 years + EU settlement
Language/LIUK Criteria: B1 + Life In The UK
Nationality : European
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 04 Oct 2020
Date of acknowledgement: 05 Oct 2020
Date of debit of fees: 05 Oct 2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 30 Oct 2020 (Croydon)
Date of receipt of approval: 15 Dec
Date on Approval letter: waiting
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: waiting
Date of Ceremony: waiting

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by mrgetmemycitizenship » Tue Dec 15, 2020 4:01 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years residency + 1 year ILR
Language/LIUK Criteria: PhD + Life In The UK
Nationality: Brazilian
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 24 Oct 2020
Date of acknowledgement: 24 Oct 2020
Date of debit of fees: 24 Oct 2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 21 Nov 2020 (Croydon)
Date of receipt of approval: waiting
Date on Approval letter: waiting
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: waiting
Date of Ceremony: waiting

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by best4arslan » Tue Dec 15, 2020 4:17 pm

Eligibility criteria: 10 Years + 1 year ILR
Language/LIUK Criteria: Master's Degree + Life In The UK
Nationality: Pakistani
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 19 Nov 2020
Date of acknowledgement: 19 Nov 2020
Date of debit of fees: 19 Nov 2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 19 Nov 2020
Date of receipt of approval: waiting
Date on Approval letter: waiting
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: waiting
Date of Ceremony: waiting

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by best4arslan » Tue Dec 15, 2020 4:17 pm

Eligibility criteria: 10 Years + 1 year ILR
Language/LIUK Criteria: Master's Degree + Life In The UK
Nationality: Pakistani
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 19 Nov 2020
Date of acknowledgement: 19 Nov 2020
Date of debit of fees: 19 Nov 2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 19 Nov 2020
Date of receipt of approval: waiting
Date on Approval letter: waiting
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: waiting
Date of Ceremony: waiting

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Kay2323 » Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:46 pm

Eligibility criteria: 10 Years + 1 year ILR
Language/LIUK Criteria: Master's Degree + Life In The UK
Nationality: INDIAN
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 3OCT 2020
Date of acknowledgement: 03 OCT 2020
Date of debit of fees: 04 OCT 2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 30 OCT 2020
Date of receipt of approval: NOT KNOWN
Date on Approval letter: 23 NOV 2020
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: waiting
Date of Ceremony: waiting

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