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shoaibrehman
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by shoaibrehman » Sun Mar 14, 2021 10:09 pm

Eligibility criteria: T2 General + Indefinite Leave to Remain 1 year
Language/LIUK Criteria: UK Degree + LIUK
Nationality : Pakistan
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 12/10/2020
Payment method: online debit
Date of acknowledgement: 14/10/2020
Date of debit of fees: 12/10/2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 09/11/2020
Date on Approval letter: 08 March 2021 (I was expecting an email but received a postal letter instead)
Date of receipt of approval: Received by post on 12 March 2021
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: N/A
Date of Ceremony: N/A

santa
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India

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by santa » Mon Mar 15, 2021 11:38 am

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: 15-Mar-2021 via 2nd class post, letter dated 04-03-2021
Date of Ceremony: WAITING....

Suj0303
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Suj0303 » Mon Mar 15, 2021 1:46 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years Tier 2G + 2 years (ILR)
Language/LIUK Criteria: UK Degree / Life in the UK test
Nationality: Indian
Method of application: online
Date of application: 11 Oct 2020
Payment method: Debit online
Date of acknowledgement: 11 Oct 2020
Biometric : 12 Nov 2020 (Victoria Enhanced Service Point, London), 70£ per person appointment
Date on Approval letter: 23 Dec 2020 - email
Date of receipt of Ceremony invitation letter: 13 Mar 2021 (letter dated - 5 Mar)
Date of Ceremony: waiting - called council, reference number not yet updated on system.
Date on Approval letter:

mantony
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Nigeria

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by mantony » Mon Mar 15, 2021 7:21 pm

Eligibility criteria: 10 years + Spouse of British national
Language/LIUK Criteria: UK degree & Life in UK
Nationality: Non EU
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 16/02/2021
Receipt of your application: 16/02/2021
Biometric reuse email: Not received
In person Biometrics UKVCAS : 15/03/2021
Date on Approval letter online : waiting
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: waiting
(Letter dated to waiting)
Date of Ceremony: waiting

romaho
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by romaho » Tue Mar 16, 2021 2:20 pm

Eligibility criteria: ILR + 1 year
Language/LIUK Criteria: Not required
Nationality: Non EU
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 05/11/2020
Receipt of your application: 05/11/2020
Document Upload to UKVCAS: 18/11/2020
Biometrics Appointment: 21/11/2020 (paid/Croydon)
Date of approval: 08/03/2021 (email)
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: waiting
Date ceremony booked: waiting
Date of ceremony: waiting

ThePolishGal
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Posts: 38
Joined: Sun Dec 04, 2016 8:29 pm
Poland

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by ThePolishGal » Tue Mar 16, 2021 2:42 pm

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: 16/03/2021
Date of Ceremony: ...

slpr200
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by slpr200 » Tue Mar 16, 2021 6:46 pm

Eligibility criteria: Spouse of British Citizen + ILR
Language/LIUK Criteria: English B1 certificate + Life in the UK pass
Nationality : Indian
Date of application: 16/11/20
Payment method: Credit card online
Date of debit of fees: 16/11/20
Date of acknowledgement: 17/11/20
Date Biometrics enrolled: 04/12/20
Date on Approval letter: 16/03/2021 by email
Date of receipt of approval: Pending
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Pending
Date of Ceremony: Pending

rryadav1980
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India

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by rryadav1980 » Wed Mar 17, 2021 3:56 pm

Eligibility criteria: ILR
Language/LIUK Criteria: NA
Nationality : Indian
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 21 Dec 2020
Date of acknowledgement: 23 Dec 2020
Date of debit of fees:21 Dec 2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 15 Feb 2021 (Leeds)
Date of receipt of approval: PENDING
Date on Approval letter: PENDING
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: PENDING
Date of Ceremony: PENDING

xken7
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by xken7 » Thu Mar 18, 2021 5:55 am

xken7 wrote:
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: N/A
Photo and document submitted using IDV APP or Biometrics: 24/11/2020
Date of Approval letter received: 13/03/2021
Date of receipt of approval: 08/03/2021
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Booked for April'21
Date of Ceremony:Awaiting

arotog
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Zimbabwe

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by arotog » Thu Mar 18, 2021 8:43 am

arotog wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:21 am
arotog wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:37 pm
arotog wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:53 am
Eligibility criteria : 7 years DLR 3 years ILR
Language Criteria : Life in the UK Test & CEFR Trinity
Nationality : Non-EU/EEA
Method of application : Online + New Service (UKVCAS)
Date of application : 29 Sept 2019
Payment method : Debit Card
Date of acknowledgement : Email on 30 Sept 2019 with case ID
Date of debit of fees : 29 Sept 2019
Date of biometric letter received/issued: 30 September
Date Biometrics enrolled : 22 Oct 2019 £60 fee
Date on Approval letter : 12 October 2020
Date of receipt of approval: 12 October 2020
Date of ceremony: 05 March 2021 online ceremony, certificate arrived 3 days later.

UPDT 22/09/20: 51weeks and counting........Just when all hope is at its lowest, I received an email from UKBA advising me to submit an "acceptable CEFR Speaking and Listening English test taken within the last 2 years." At this point I'm rather bemused coz I'd already submitted the exact English test which I took in 2016. I don't understand why I'm required to resit the same test considering my command of English language has not deteriorated since 2016 :? Anyway I booked and re-sat the English test again. Now waiting to see what happens next :|
[UPDT 12/10/20 I can see light at the end of the tunnel. I guess good things come to those who wait :) My Approval letter finally arrived after 54 weeks of waiting.
Am officially a British citizen, good luck to all. :D

ericksoe
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United States of America

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by ericksoe » Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:14 am

Eligibility criteria: ILR + British Spouse
Language/LIUK Criteria: American Citizen - no language test required.
Nationality: American
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 10/09/2020
Receipt of your application: 11/09/2020
Document Upload to UKVCAS: 10/09/2020
Documents submitted to UKVI: 10/09/2020
Biometrics - invited to use IDV app: 17/09/2020
IDV checks submitted - 18/09/2020
Date of approval: 15/12/2020 (via email)
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 06/03/2021 (dated 26/02/2021, via post)
Date ceremony booked: 10/03/2021 (Islington Council)
Date of ceremony: 17/03/2021 (Islington Council, free private ceremony)

Drak3
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Italy

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Drak3 » Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:14 am

Eligibility criteria: ILR + 1 year
Language/LIUK Criteria: LIUK+GESE
Nationality: EU
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 09/12/2020
Receipt of your application: 09/12/2020
Document Upload to UKVCAS: few days earlier than the appoitment
Biometrics Appointment: 06/01/2021 (paid Southampton)
Date of approval: waiting
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: waiting
Date ceremony booked: waiting
Date of ceremony: waiting

mcc1380
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by mcc1380 » Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:58 pm

mcc1380 wrote:
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.
........
Date invitation letter received: 08/03/2021 (letter dated 23/02/2021)
Ceremony Date: 22/03/2021

adncs38
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by adncs38 » Thu Mar 18, 2021 1:07 pm

Eligibility criteria: ILR + 2 year
Language/LIUK Criteria: LIUK+ UK degree
Nationality: Pakistani
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 26/01/2021
Receipt of your application: 26/01/2021
Document Upload to UKVCAS: 16/02/2021
Biometrics Appointment: 22/02/2021 (paid Edinburgh)
Date of approval: waiting
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: waiting
Date ceremony booked: waiting
Date of ceremony: waiting

JOECHAKS
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Location: KENT
Zimbabwe

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by JOECHAKS » Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:01 am

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria:ILR 7 YEARS
Language/LIUK Criteria: LIUK+ B1
Country : Zimbabwe
Method of application: ONLINE 25/03/2019
Date of receipt by UKBA: 25/03/2020
Date of debit of fees:
Date of receipt of approval: Email 05/03/2021
Ceremony Letter: Waiting
Date of Ceremony: Waiting

UPDATES Received email 1) 10/08/2020 Standard email saying they can’t process within the 6 months

Email 2 ) 28/02/2021 requesting a new B1 English test as the one submitted had expired they said took test and emailed pass confirmation and approval came in next day. Now waiting for ceremony letter but seems taking 3 months from approval will wait and see

ThePolishGal
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Posts: 38
Joined: Sun Dec 04, 2016 8:29 pm
Poland

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by ThePolishGal » Fri Mar 19, 2021 11:19 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: 16/03/2021
Date of Ceremony: 23/03/2021

JOECHAKS
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Zimbabwe

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by JOECHAKS » Fri Mar 19, 2021 11:59 am

JOECHAKS wrote:
Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:16 am
JOECHAKS wrote:
Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:01 am
Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria:ILR 7 YEARS
Language/LIUK Criteria: LIUK+ B1
Country : Zimbabwe
Method of application: Online 25/03/2020
Date of receipt by UKBA: 25/03/2020
Date of debit of fees: 27/03/2020
Biometrics Appointment: 14/07/2020 Croydon Free Appointment
Date of receipt of approval: Email 05/03/2021
Ceremony Letter: Waiting
Date of Ceremony: Waiting

UPDATES Received email 1) 10/08/2020 Standard email saying they can’t process within the 6 months

Email 2 ) 28/02/2021 requesting a new B1 English test as the one submitted had expired they said took test and emailed pass confirmation and approval came in next day. Now waiting for ceremony letter but seems taking 3 months from approval will wait and see

kcov
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Nigeria

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by kcov » Fri Mar 19, 2021 2:23 pm

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Nigeria
Came April 2012 on student visa
Got married 2013
GOT eea family member for 5 years 2013
Got my perm residence card 2018 and got settle status in 2019
Unfortunately divorced in 2019
Applied for Naturalization in Nov 24 2020
Approved received via email : 19th March 2021
I thank God. I have never commented here but today I had to .. I am grateful and hope many of you here will have some goods news to give also… this forum has helped me a lot as I have been reading and learing from everyones advise since 2013. Good luck to you all

nuddydian
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India

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by nuddydian » Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:30 pm

Eligibility criteria: ILR + 4 year
Language/LIUK Criteria: LIUK+ UK degree
Nationality: Indian
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 06/01/2021
Receipt of your application: 06/01/2021
Document Upload to UKVCAS: 10/01/2021
Biometrics Appointment: 03/02/2021
Date of approval: waiting
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: waiting
Date ceremony booked: waiting
Date of ceremony: waiting

ygggy
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Lithuania

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by ygggy » Sun Mar 21, 2021 12:38 pm

Eligibility criteria: 9 years in the UK + Settled status for 1.5 years
Language/LIUK Criteria: US citizen + LITUK pass
Nationality : EU (Lithuanian) + United States
Method of application: Online
Date of application: November 18th 2020
Date of acknowledgement: November 18th 2020
Date of debit of fees: November 18th 2020
Documents Uploaded & Submitted to UKVI (via UKVCAS): November 22nd 2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: November 24th 2020
Date of receipt of approval: March 19th 2021 (email)
Date on Approval letter: March 19th 2021
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Pending
Date on ceremony letter: Pending
Date of Ceremony: Pending

Rajux
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Rajux » Sun Mar 21, 2021 1:04 pm

This is my friends nationality application time line.

Eligibility criteria: ILR + one year (refugee settlement-Srilankan) with two children (11years and 5years)
Language/LIUK Criteria: life in the UK and B1 english
Nationality: Srilankan
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 18/12/2020
Receipt of your application: 21/12/2020
Document Upload to UKVCAS: 18/12/2020
Biometrics Appointment: 05/01/2021
Date of approval: email on 17/03/2021
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: waiting
Date ceremony booked: waiting
I will receive my kinds kind certificate by post next few days
Thanks

ngati
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by ngati » Sun Mar 21, 2021 1:15 pm

Application Timeline (Waiting for more than 9 months now)
Eligibility criteria: Tier 2 5 years + 1 year ILR
Applied for a family of 5 (wife, 3 children and myself)
Language/LIUK Criteria: English test + passed Life in the UK test
Nationality: Israel
Method of application: online
Application sent & fee paid: 08/6/2020
Receipt of your application: 06/6/2020
Document Upload to UKVCAS & UKVI submission: 14/6/2020
Invitation to use UKVCAS IDV APP or Biometrics: 6/9/2020
Photo and document submitted using IDV APP or Biometrics: 6/9/2020
Date of Approval letter: Waiting
Date of receipt of approval: ...
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Waiting
Date of Ceremony: Waiting

Kirmani_32
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India

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Kirmani_32 » Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:56 am

Eligibility criteria: 9.5 years in the UK + ILR 1 year
Language/LIUK Criteria: Bachelor Degree + NARIC
Nationality : Indian
Method of application: Online
Date of application: November 16th 2020
Date of acknowledgement: November 16th 2020
Date of debit of fees: November 16th 2020
Documents Uploaded & Submitted to UKVI (via UKVCAS): December 16th 2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: December 16th 2020
Date of receipt of approval: March 19th 2021 (email)
Date on Approval letter: March 19th 2021
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Pending
Date on ceremony letter: Pending
Date of Ceremony: Pending

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spartanking_007
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by spartanking_007 » Tue Mar 23, 2021 3:34 pm

spartanking_007 wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:22 pm
Eligibility criteria: ILR + British spouse
Language/LIUK Criteria: LIUK (passed for ILR)
Nationality : Non-EU
Method of application: Online Submission
Date of application: 08-Nov-2020
Date of acknowledgement: 09-Nov-2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 21-Nov-2020
On 18-Mar-2021: Sent Address Change request via https://visa-address-update.service.gov.uk/ Website to UKVI.
On 19-Mar-2021: Sent Application status request email to "nationalityenquiries@homeoffice.gov.uk".
On 20-Mar-2021: Received Address change confirmation email from UKVI Address change Team.
Date of receipt of approval: 23-Mar-2021
Date on Approval letter: 23-Mar-2021
Finally the wait is almost over, waiting for ceremony letter.
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: WAITING....
Date of Ceremony: WAITING....

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spartanking_007
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by spartanking_007 » Tue Mar 23, 2021 3:41 pm

spartanking_007 wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 3:34 pm
spartanking_007 wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:22 pm
Eligibility criteria: ILR + British spouse
Language/LIUK Criteria: LIUK (passed for ILR)
Nationality : Non-EU
Method of application: Online Submission
Date of application: 08-Nov-2020
Date of acknowledgement: 09-Nov-2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 21-Nov-2020
On 18-Mar-2021: Sent Address Change request via https://visa-address-update.service.gov.uk/ Website to UKVI.
On 19-Mar-2021: Sent Application status request email to "nationalityenquiries@homeoffice.gov.uk".
On 20-Mar-2021: Received Address change confirmation email from UKVI Address change Team.
Date of receipt of approval: 23-Mar-2021
Date on Approval letter: 23-Mar-2021 - Approval letter has the NEW ADDRESS.
Finally the wait is almost over, waiting for ceremony letter.
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: WAITING....
Date of Ceremony: WAITING....

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