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

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crowngirl
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by crowngirl » Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:00 pm

crowngirl wrote:
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: 14 Dec 2020

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Minshah » Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:34 pm

Eligibility criteria: Tier 2 (5years)+ 1 year ILR
Language: UK degree + Life In The UK (same certificate I got when I was applying for ILR application)
Nationality : Pakistani
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 14 May 2020
Date of acknowledgement: 14 May 2020
Date of debit of fees: 14 May 2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 8 Sep 2020 (IDV)
Date of receipt of approval: 16 Dec 2020 (By post)
Date on Approval letter: 03 Dec 2020 ( it took 10 working days to receive the letter)
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Not booked yet
Date of Ceremony: Awaiting

playerd
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by playerd » Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:47 pm

Eligibility criteria: 10 years + 1 year ILR
Language: UK degree + Life In The UK
Nationality: Nepalese
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 12OCT2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 9NOV2020 (Victoria-London)
Date of receipt of approval: Awaiting
Date on Approval letter: Awating
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Awating
Date of Ceremony: Awaiting

rockcbe
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by rockcbe » Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:25 am

rockcbe wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:22 am
Eligibility criteria: Tier 2 (5 Years) + ILR (13 Months) + Spouse & 1 Kid
Language/LIUK Criteria: Trinity College Test / LIUK Pass
Nationality : Non-EU
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 24 Jun 2020
Payment method: Online
Date of payment acknowledgement: 24 Jun 2020
Date of debit of fees: 24 Jun 2020
Email of non-reuse biometrics: 20 July 2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 14 August 2020 (Croydon, £ Free)
Date on Approval letter: Pending
Date of receipt of approval: 12 December 2020
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Pending
Date of Ceremony: Pending

ThePolishGal
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by ThePolishGal » Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:23 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: 17/12/2020
Date of receipt of approval: ...
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: ...
Date of Ceremony: ...

Lin87
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Lin87 » Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:24 am

Lin87 wrote:
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: 09/12/20 via email
Date of Ceremony: 07/01/21

playerd
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by playerd » Thu Dec 17, 2020 5:39 pm

playerd wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:47 pm
Eligibility criteria: 10 years + 1 year ILR
Language: UK degree + Life In The UK
Nationality: Nepalese
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 12OCT2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 9NOV2020 (Victoria-London)
Date of receipt of approval: 17DEC2020
Date on Approval letter: 17DEC2020
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Awating
Date of Ceremony: Awaiting

Hamza167
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Hamza167 » Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:35 am

Eligibility criteria: Tier 1 Entrepreneur (5years)+ 1 year ILR
Language: ENGLISH Trinity College + Life In The UK (same the ILR one)
Nationality : Pakistani
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 14 September 2020
Date of acknowledgement: 15 September 2020
Date of debit of fees: 14 September 2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 24 Sep 2020 (IDV APP)
Date of receipt of approval: 17 Dec 2020 (By post)
Date on Approval letter: 30th November 2020 ( it took several days to receive the letter)
Date of Citizenship Certificate for Children (under age 18):30th November (Letter dated 10 December)
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Not Received - Pending
Date of Ceremony: Awaiting

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by CULLINAN » Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:18 pm

CULLINAN wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:11 pm
Eligibility criteria: Section 6(1)
Language/LIUK Criteria: UK Masters Degree
Nationality : Pakistani
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 22 June 2020
Date of acknowledgement: None
Date of debit of fees:
Date Biometrics enrolled: 28th Aug (IDV) & 25th Sep (dual submission)
Date of receipt of approval: 14th November 2020 (by POST)

Date on Approval letter: 10th November 2020
Date of receipt of ceremony EMAIL: 18th December 2020
Date of Ceremony:
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N S
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by N S » Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:25 am

Eligibility criteria: 15 years lived in UK 5 year refugee status + 1 year ilr
Language/LIUK Criteria life in the uk
Nationality : non EU
Method of application: online
Date of application: 4.11.2019
Date of acknowledgement: 5.011.2019
Date of debit of fees: 4.11.2019
Date Biometrics enrolled: 6.11.2019
Date of receipt of approval: 19.12.20
Date on Approval letter: 19.12.20 (PDF sent in email)
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: waiting
Date of Ceremony: waiting Finally after moor than 13 month of wait.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by agvora11 » Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:22 am

child under 16.
Eligibility criteria: 10 Years + 1 year ILR
Language/LIUK Criteria: N/A
Nationality: India
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 26 sep 2020
Date of acknowledgement: 26 sep 2020
Date of debit of fees: 26 sep 2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 15 Nov 2020
Date of receipt of approval: 18 Dec 2020
Date on Approval letter: 18 Dec 2020
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: N/A
Date of Ceremony: N/A
(no any email received ,got approval latter in post)

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by jaipecas » Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:11 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + 1 year EU settlement
Language/LIUK Criteria: B1 + Life In The UK
Nationality : European
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 10 Oct 2020
Date of acknowledgement: 10 Oct 2020
Date of debit of fees: 10 Oct 2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 23 Oct 2020 (Croydon)
Date of receipt of approval: 21 Dec
Date on Approval letter: waiting
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: waiting
Date of Ceremony: waiting

santa
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by santa » Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:26 pm

santa wrote:
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: 21-Dec-2020 via email
Date on Approval letter: WAITING....
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: WAITING....
Date of Ceremony: WAITING....

santa
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by santa » Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:27 pm

santa wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:26 pm
santa wrote:
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: 21-Dec-2020 via email
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: WAITING....
Date of Ceremony: WAITING....

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by HKer » Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:12 pm

HKer wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:07 pm
Eligibility criteria: Tier 2 (5 years) + ILR (1 year)
Language Criteria: Degree (UK)
Nationality: BNO
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 24/04/2020
Payment method: Debit card
Date of acknowledgement: 27/04/2020
Date Documents submitted on UKVCAS WEBSITE : May 2020
Biometric reuse email: 04/07/2020
Invitation to use UKVCAS IDV APP or Biometrics: 26/08/2020
Photo and document submitted using IDV APP or Biometrics: 27/08/2020 (VIA APP)
Date on Approval letter: letter dated 25/11/2020; received on 07/12/2020
Date of receipt of approval: NA
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: letter dated 07/12/2020; received on 09/12/2020
Date of Ceremony: 16/12/2020

Updates:
23/10/2020: Email sent to NationalityEnquiries@homeoffice.gov.uk requesting update; automated reply: to send an enquiry form to FurtherNationalityEnquiries@homeoffice.gov.uk
26/10/2020: Enquiry form sent to FurtherNationalityEnquiries@homeoffice.gov.uk; Automated reply: aim to respond email within 20 working days
23/11/2020: 20 working days passed; not received reply
16/12/2020: Received an email that my application have been approved and ceremony invitation has been dispatched (Well, by that point, I haven't already attended my ceremony!)

Thanks for everyone's posted information. My advice is to send an email to Home Office requesting update after 6 months. Don't be dishearten if you don't hear from them after 20 working days. In my case, they approved my application and sent me ceremony invitation before replying my email.

And good luck to all the Hong Kongers!

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by evalenti93 » Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:53 pm

Eligibility criteria: ILR (15 yrs) + British spouse (15 yrs)
Language/LIUK Criteria: Native Language & LIUK Passed
Nationality : American
Method of Application: Online Submission
Date of Application: 14-Sept-2020
Date of Acknowledgement: 14-Sept-2020
Date of Debit of Fees: 14-Sept-2020
Date Biometrics Enrolled: 13-Oct-2020 (Birmingham, free appointment)
Date of Receipt of Approval: Pending
Date on Approval Letter: Pending
Date of Receipt of Ceremony Letter: Pending
Date of Ceremony: Pending

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Coacoa » Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:50 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + 1 year EU settlement
Language/LIUK Criteria: B1 + Life In The UK
Nationality : Croatian
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: 20 Oct 2020 (Croydon)
Date of receipt of approval: 22 Dec (email)
Date on Approval letter: 22 Dec
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: waiting
Date of Ceremony: waiting

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by knitin8000 » Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:01 am

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: 23- Dec -2020
Date on Approval letter: 23- Dec -2020
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: WAITING....
Date of Ceremony: WAITING....

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Libya

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Lolakolabola » Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:57 am

Eligibility criteria: ILR+1 year
Language/LIUK Criteria: UK Degree
Nationality : Libyan
Method of application: Online Submission
Date of application: 12-Nov-2020
Date of acknowledgement: 13-Nov-2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 02 Dec- Croydon Free
Date of receipt of approval: 23- Dec -2020 (email)
Date on Approval letter: 23- Dec -2020
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: WAITING....
Date of Ceremony: WAITING....

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by cuppa » Wed Dec 23, 2020 1:35 pm

Eligibility criteria: retroactive EEA(PR) + 1 year
Language criteria: UK degree
Nationality: Croatian
Method of application: Online Submission
Date of application: 29/09/2019
Date of acknolwledgement: 29/09/2019
Date biometrics enrolled: 02/10/2020
Date of receipt of approval: WAITING...
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date of ceremony:

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Tirinti » Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:56 pm

Eligibility criteria: PR + 1 year
Language criteria: GESE 5 + LIUK
Nationality: Polish
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 10/07/2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 10/08/2020
Date of receipt of approval: 14/08/2020 email
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 11/11/2020, dated 31/10/2020
Date of Ceremony: 26/11/2020, private, Croydon

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Axel1987 » Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:28 pm

Eligibility criteria: ILR+1 year
Language/LIUK Criteria: US degree / Naric certificate + LIUK
Nationality : Non-EU
Method of application: Online Submission
Date of application: 30-Sep-2020
Date of acknowledgement: 1-Oct-2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 20-Oct-2020 (Mark Lane London, premium appointment £135)
Date of receipt of approval: 25 - Nov -2020 (email)
Date on Approval letter: 25 - Nov -2020
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: WAITING....
Date of Ceremony: WAITING....

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Tyburnia » Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:58 pm

Eligibility criteria: ILR (1 yr) + British spouse (6 yrs)
Language/LIUK Criteria: IELTS B1 & LIUK Passed
Nationality : Italian
Method of Application: Online Submission
Date of Application: 30-Aug-2020
Date of Acknowledgement: 02-Sept-2020
Date of Debit of Fees: 30-Aug-2020
Date Biometrics Enrolled: 02-Oct-2020 (London Victoria)
Date of Receipt of Approval: 24-Dec-2020
Date on Approval Letter: 24-Dec-2020
Date of Receipt of Ceremony Letter: Pending
Date of Ceremony: Pending

So very happy :mrgreen:

Thank you to everyone who posted their timelines, it has been of great help for me.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by mohammedzab » Fri Dec 25, 2020 1:12 pm

Eligibility criteria: ILR + British Spouse
Language/LIUK Criteria: UK Degree
Nationality: Pakistani
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 14/04/2020
Receipt of your application: 25/04/2020
Document Upload to UKVCAS: 28/08/2020
Biometrics Submitted: 30/08/2020 Via IDV app
Date of receipt of approval email: 7th Oct, 2020
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Nothing Yet , Waiting
Date of Ceremony: N/A

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by doctorwho2 » Fri Dec 25, 2020 1:30 pm

Eligibility criteria: Tier 2 General 5 years + 1 year ILR -- Single applicant
Language/LIUK Criteria: IELTS B1
Nationality : Non- EU
Method of Application: Online Submission
Date of Application: 22/Nov/2020
Date of Online Submission of Documents :27/Nov/2020
Date of Acknowledgement: 23/Nov/2020
Date of Debit of Fees: 22/Nov/2020
Date Biometrics Enrolled: 15/Dec/2020(Paid Appointment)
Date of Receipt of Approval: Pending
Date on Approval Letter: Pending
Date of Receipt of Ceremony Letter: Pending
Date of Ceremony: Pending

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