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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 onyx_ng » Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:22 am

onyx_ng wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:29 am
onyx_ng wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:35 am
onyx_ng wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:42 am
Eligibility criteria: 10 years ILR + 1 year
Language/LIUK Criteria: Degree + Life in the UK
Nationality: Non-EU
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 29 July 2020
Receipt of your application: 29 July 2020
Document Upload to UKVCAS: 30 July 2020
Biometric reuse email: 6 August 2020
IDV App Submission: 31 August 2020
Date of Approval letter (Email): 25 September 2020
Date of receipt of approval: 25 September 2020
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 11 December 2020
Date of Ceremony: 19 January 2021

mrgetmemycitizenship
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by mrgetmemycitizenship » Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:27 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years residency + 1 year ILR
Language/LIUK Criteria: PhD + Life In The UK test
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 paid appointment)
Date of receipt of approval: 20 Jan 2021 via email
Date on Approval letter: 20 Jan 2021
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: waiting
Date of Ceremony: waiting

trubar312
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by trubar312 » Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:13 pm

trubar312 wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:55 pm
Eligibility criteria: Permanent Residence Card + 1 year
Language/LIUK Criteria: MSc. Degree
Nationality : Non-EU
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 10/06/2020
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of acknowledgement: 10/06/2020
Date of debit of fees: 10/06/2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 03/09/2020 (Using the app)
Date on Approval letter: 28/09/2020
Date of receipt of approval: 28/09/2020
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 20/12/2020
Date of Ceremony: 20/01/2021 (Today)
And thats it. I'm officially a British citizen
Now off to start my passport application!

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by qoolnaren » Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:47 pm

qoolnaren wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:26 pm
qoolnaren wrote:
Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:41 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 Years + 1 Year ILR
Language/LIUK Criteria: NARIC degree + LITUK Test
Nationality: Non-EU
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 27 August 2020
Receipt of your application: 28 August 2020
Document Upload to UKVCAS: 29 August 2020:
Documents submitted to UKVI: 05 September 2020
Biometric reuse email: N/A
Invitation to use UKVCAS IDV APP or Biometrics: 02 September 2020
Photo and document submitted using IDV APP or Biometrics: 18 September 2020 (UKVCAS Centre)
Date of Approval letter: 15 October 2020:
Date of receipt of approval: 15 October 2020 (By email)
DBS Issued: 06 Dec 2020
DBS Received: 09 Dec 2020

Date of receipt of ceremony letter by post: 15 Jan 2021
Date of Ceremony: 29 Jan 2021 (Milton Keynes Council)

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by jotaele » Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:37 pm

Eligibility criteria: ILR + 1 year
Language Criteria: B1 Test + LiUK test
Nationality: Spanish
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 14th Sep 2020
Payment method: Amex
Date of debit fees: 15th Sep 2020
Date of acknowledgement: 15th Sep 2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 5th Oct 2020 (free appointment in Lansdowne Building)
Date on Approval letter: 9th January 2021
Date of receipt of approval: 20th January 2021
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 20th January 2021
Date of Ceremony: 21st January 2021 (online)

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by kazumakiryu » Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:01 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: 20th January 2021 by post (dated 8th January 2021)
Date of Ceremony: PENDING

Evicra
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Evicra » Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:33 am

Eligibility criteria: ILR + 1 year
Language Criteria: B1 Test + LiUK test
Nationality: Pakistani
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 15th Sep 2020
Payment method: Amex
Date of debit fees: 16th Sep 2020
Date of acknowledgement: not received
Date Biometrics enrolled: 25th sept 2020 on phone
Date on Approval letter: 20th January 2021 ( in post)
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: wating
Date of Ceremony: waiting

shaheenpak
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Pakistan

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by shaheenpak » Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:11 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: spouse of BC
Method of application: Online
Date of receipt by UKBA:04/10/2020
Date of debit of fees: 06/10/2020
Date of receipt of acknowledgement:28/10/2020
Date of receipt of approval:21/10/2021 (Email)
Date of Ceremony: waiting

kazumakiryu
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by kazumakiryu » Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:17 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: 20th January 2021 by post (dated 8th January 2021)
Date of Ceremony: 12th February 2021 (virtual ceremony)

Sunni22
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Pakistan

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Sunni22 » Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:36 pm

Eligibility criteria: ILR+1 year
Nationality: Pakistani
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 26/10/2020
Payment method: Online
Date of acknowledgment: 27/10/2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 21/11/2020 (Manchester)
Date on Approval letter: 22/01/2021
Date of receipt of approval: 22/01/2021
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Not yet received

twistedelementz
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by twistedelementz » Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:07 pm

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: 21/01/2021 dated 9th January.
Date of Ceremony: 21/01/2021.
British passport applied: 21/01/2021.

*Had called council and booked ceremony before receiving the invitation letter as they had received the citizen certificate from home office already.

nnn15
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by nnn15 » Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:58 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years Tier 2 General + 1 year ILR.
Language/LIUK Criteria: Life in the UK test + Trinity College B1.
Nationality: Non EU.
Method of application: Online.
Date of application: 14 February 2020
Payment method: Online
Date of acknowledgement: 17 February 2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 17 February 2020
Date on Approval letter: 16 March 2020
Date of receipt of approval: July 2020 (Nationality support team informed me in April that the decision had been made, received an approval letter after requesting the decision letter in pdf from NationalitySupportTeamFMT@homeoffice.gov.uk).
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 13 January 2021 by post (dated 23 December 2020).
Date of Ceremony: 15 January 2021 (Virtual).
Naturalisation certificate arrived: 22 January 2021.

My application is an example that the Home Office does not always notify the applicants about the outcome of their application. Also my application was affected by a "technical error". If you don't hear anything from the Home Office for many months, do reach out for progress update (help line, email, SAR request if nothing else helps).

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Aghahowa » Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:00 pm

Eligibility criteria: ILR+1 year (tier 1 entr route)
Nationality: Nigerian
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 19/12/2021
Payment method: Online
Date of acknowledgment: 21/12/2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 20/01/2021 (Croydon)
Date on Approval letter: 21/01/2021
Date of receipt of approval: 21/01/2021
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Not yet received

This is the fastest ever response timeliness for my applications. Decision made within 24 hours.

zahmed78
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Pakistan

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by zahmed78 » Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:50 pm

Eligibility criteria: ILR+1 year (tier 1 entr route)
Nationality: pakistan
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 01/10/2020
Payment method: Online
Date of acknowledgment: 01/10/2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 15/10/2020 (Croydon)
Date on Approval letter: 07/12/2020
Date of receipt of approval: 07/12/2020
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Not yet received
my partner
Eligibility criteria: ILR+1 year (tier 1 entr route)
Nationality: pakistan
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 01/10/2020
Payment method: Online
Date of acknowledgment: 01/10/2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 15/10/2020 (Croydon)
Date on Approval letter: 29/10/2020
Date of receipt of approval: 29/10/2020
Date of ceremony letter: 22 dec2020
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 13/01/2021
ceremony date 30/01/2021
Hounslow council

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Gooner72 » Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:58 pm

Eligibility criteria: ILR (17-year LR)
Language/LIUK Criteria: PGDIP from a UK University + LITUK pass
Nationality: non EU
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 24/11/2020
Date of acknowledgement: 25/11/2020
Date of debit of fees: 24/11/2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 18/01/2021 Manchester (£69)
Date of receipt of approval: PENDING
Date on Approval letter: PENDING
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: PENDING
Date of Ceremony: PENDING

xeesee
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by xeesee » Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:29 am

Eligibility criteria: ILR+1 year (tier 1 entr route)
Nationality: Pakistan
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 22/01/2021
Payment method: Online
Date of acknowledgment:
Date Biometrics enrolled: 19/02/2021. (Free)
Date on Approval letter:
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:

aswadi
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by aswadi » Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:34 am

Eligibility: EUSS + 1 year
Language/LIUK Criteria: LIUK
Nationality: EU
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 27 July 2020
Date of acknowledgement: 29 July 2020
Date of debit of fees: 27 July 2020
Date biometrics enrolled: 25 September 2020
Date of receipt of approval: 09 October 2020
Date on approval letter: 09 October 2020 via email
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 14 Jan 2021 (dated 18 December 2020)
Date of ceremony: 22 Jan 2021 (Westminster Council via zoom)
Certificate received: 23 Jan 2021 (Royal Mail tracked & signed)

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Hansi89 » Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:45 pm

Hansi89 wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:16 pm
Eligibility criteria: 5 years + 1yr permanent residence
Nationality: Sri Lankan
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 03/06/2020
Receipt of your application: 04/06/2020
Document Upload to UKVCAS: 28/08/2020
Biometrics Submitted: 28/08/2020 Via IDV app
Date of receipt of approval email: waiting
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: waiting
Date of Ceremony: waiting
Eligibility criteria: 5 years + 1yr permanent residence
Nationality: Sri Lankan
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 03/06/2020
Receipt of your application: 04/06/2020
Document Upload to UKVCAS: 28/08/2020
Biometrics Submitted: 28/08/2020 Via IDV app
Date of receipt of approval email: 25-01-2021 via email
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: waiting
Date of Ceremony: waiting

vahidfar
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Iran

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by vahidfar » Tue Jan 26, 2021 2:07 pm

Eligibility criteria: EU Settlement Scheme (ILR) (EU Family Member)
Language/LIUK Criteria: B1 SELT - GESE Grade 5 + Life In The UK test
Nationality: Iranian
Method of the application: Online
Date of the application: 19 Jul 2020
Date of the payment: 19 Jul 2020
Date of acknowledgement: 14 Aug 2020
Date of Biometrics enrolled: 03 September 2020 (Croydon)
Date of receipt of approval : 26 Jan 2021 via Email
Date on the Approval letter attached (Email) : 26 January 2021
Date on Approval letter: waiting
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: waiting
Date of Ceremony: waiting

okigen68
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by okigen68 » Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:08 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years Tier 2 + 1 year ILR
Language/LIUK Criteria: UK degree + Life In The UK test
Nationality: Vietnamese
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 13/9/20
Date of acknowledgement: 14/9/20
Documents and biometrics submitted via IDV app: 23/9/20
Date of approval letter: 5/11 via email. 9/11/20 by post
Date of ceremony invite: 14/1/21
Date of Ceremony: 28/1/21

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