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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by CR001 » Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:12 pm

Please respect that this is a TIMELINE ONLY topic. Please don't post questions in this thread. Any questions, discussions or chit chat will be removed.
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by fruitcake » Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:31 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 ceremony letter: 26-Feb-2021
Date of receipt receipt of ceremony letter: 09-Mar-2021
Date of Ceremony: 23-Mar-2021

Now onto the Passport application thread... :)

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by bobanite » Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:28 pm

Eligibility criteria: EU Settled Status + Spouse of BC
Language/LIUK Criteria: IELTS Life Skills B1 + Life in the UK
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 10/10/2020
Date of acknowledgement: 12/10/2020
Date biometrics enrolled: 05/11/2020 via appointment (Hemel Hempstead)
Date of receipt approval letter: Never received
Date of ceremony letter: 26/02/2021
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 06/03/2021
Date of ceremony: 09/03/2021 (online via zoom)

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by spmanoj272 » Wed Mar 24, 2021 4:49 pm

spmanoj272 wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:49 am
Eligibility criteria: Child
Language/LIUK Criteria: NA
Nationality : Indian
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 07 NOV 2020
Date of acknowledgement: 27 Nov 2020
Date of debit of fees: 27 Nov 2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 10 Dec 2020 (Reading)
Received Citizenship certificate: 24 March 2021. (by post)
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Not applicable
Date of Ceremony: Not applicable

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by intrusive » Wed Mar 24, 2021 7:38 pm

Hi there guys i want to update my application time line, today i have received my decision via email:
Eligibility criteria: Long residence + ILR 1 year
Language/LIUK Criteria: UK Bachelor Degree
Nationality : Pakistani
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 12 February 2021
Date of acknowledgement: not received any
Date of debit of fees: 12 February 2021
Documents Uploaded & Submitted to UKVI (via UKVCAS): did not uploaded until bio metrics appointment date
Date Biometrics enrolled: 16 March 2021
Date of receipt of approval: 24 March 2021 (email) today :lol: :lol: it took just a week from bio metrics date
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Pending
Date on ceremony letter: Pending
Date of Ceremony: Pending

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Farrukh1989 » Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:47 pm

Farrukh1989 wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:16 am
Eligibility criteria: ILR + 1 year
Language Criteria: UK Degree + Life in UK test
Nationality : Azerbaijan
Method of application: Online (immigration advisor)
Date of application: 12.10.2020
Date of acknowledgement: 12.10.2020
Date biometrics enrolled: 29/10/2020
Date on Approval letter: 4th of January
Date of receipt of approval: 4th of January
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 24th of March (Dated 9th of March)
Date of Ceremony: (Pending)
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by mental4vray » Thu Mar 25, 2021 1:54 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + 2 Years ILR
Language/LIUK Criteria: Life in the UK test + NARIC Letter
Nationality : Indian
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 26/11/2020
Date of acknowledgement: 27/11/2020
Date of debit of fees: 26/11/2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 23/12/2020 @ Luton
Date of receipt of approval: 25th March 2021 via second class post (150 days since submission date)
Date on Approval letter: 23rd March 2021
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: (Pending)
Date of Ceremony: (Pending)

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Farrukh1989 » Thu Mar 25, 2021 4:09 pm

Farrukh1989 wrote:
Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:47 pm
Farrukh1989 wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:16 am
Eligibility criteria: ILR + 1 year
Language Criteria: UK Degree + Life in UK test
Nationality : Azerbaijan
Method of application: Online (immigration advisor)
Date of application: 12.10.2020
Date of acknowledgement: 12.10.2020
Date biometrics enrolled: 29/10/2020
Date on Approval letter: 4th of January
Date of receipt of approval: 4th of January
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 24th of March (Dated 9th of March)
Date of Ceremony: 13th of April (Aberdeen) Private in person. £75. 2 guests allowed
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by jaipecas » Thu Mar 25, 2021 5:24 pm

jaipecas wrote:
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: 21 Dec
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 15 March 2021
Date of Ceremony: 16 March 2021

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by CloudNinja » Fri Mar 26, 2021 7:48 am

CloudNinja wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:46 pm
Eligibility criteria: 5 Years + 1 Year ILR
Language/LIUK Criteria: UK degree + Life in the UK Test
Nationality: Non-EU
Council: Essex
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 21 August 2020
Receipt of your application: 24 August 2020
Biometric reuse email: 03 September 2020
Invitation to use UKVCAS IDV APP or Biometrics: 05 September 2020
Photo and document submitted using IDV APP or Biometrics: 05 September 2020
Date of the Approval letter: 20 October 2020
Date of receipt of approval: 20 October 2020 (By email)
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 24 December 2020
Date of Ceremony: 16 March 2021

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Kemist » Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:12 pm

Applied for myself and to register my son as a UK citizen at the same time.

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + 1year ILR
Language Criteria: PhD from UK university + Life in the UK Test
Nationality: EU Citizen
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 6/11/2020
Payment method: Online by credit card
Date of debit of fees: 6/11/2020
Received by Home Office: 9/11/2020
Biometrics appointment: 15/11/2020
Decision via email: 17/03/2021
Date of receipt of certificate for son: waiting (advised that it will take up to 4 weeks after decision)
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: waiting
Date of Ceremony: waiting

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by CR001 » Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:35 pm

Please respect that this is a TIMELINE ONLY topic. Please don't post questions in this thread. Any questions, discussions or chit chat will be removed.
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by mbujjibabu » Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:21 pm

Eligibility criteria: ILR with 8 years
Language Criteria: Naric cert with foreign degree+ Life in the UK Test
Nationality: Indian
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 18/11/2020
Payment method: Online by credit card
Date of debit of fees: 18/11/2020
Received by Home Office: 19/11/2020
Biometrics appointment: 16/12/2020
Decision via email: 25/03/2021
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: waiting
Date of Ceremony: waiting

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by santa » Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:40 pm

santa wrote:
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: 26-Mar-2021
Milton Keynes council arranged for virtual ceremony and I had to pay £7.50 to get my certificate posted by special delivery.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by ojliaa » Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:59 pm

ojliaa wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:36 pm
ojliaa wrote:
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
Update: Application Successful for British Citizenship
Eligibility Criteria: ILR (Set-LR Granted on 10/10/2020) + British Spouse
Language Criteria: UK Degree & LIUK
Nationality: Pakistan
Date of Application Submission - Online: 16/10/2020
Date of Acknowledgment for Application: 19/10/2020
Date of Biometrics Enrollment in London: 13/11/2020 (Booked free @HMPO)
Date of Receipt of Approval via Email: 11/01/2021 @10:38am
Date on Approval Letter: 11/01/2021
Receipt of Ceremony Letter: 26/03/2021 (Dated; 13-03-2021)
Date of Ceremony Booked: 01/06/2021 (Earliest was available - Newham Council in London)
Best Regards Ojliaa

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by foxig » Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:26 pm

foxig wrote:
Sun Nov 29, 2020 1:18 pm
Eligibility criteria: 5 year + 1 year ILR
Language/LIUK Criteria: Trinity B1 + LIUK
Nationality: Non-EU (EEA Family member)
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 10/11/2020
Date of acknowledgement: 16/11/2020
Date of debit of fees: 10/11/2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 08/12/2020 (Southampton £69.99)
Date of receipt of approval: 26/03/2021 by email
Date on Approval letter: 26/03/2021
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: waiting
Date of Ceremony: waiting

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by cuppa » Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:28 am

cuppa wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 1:35 pm
Eligibility criteria: retroactive EEA(PR) + 1 year (also had EU SS for less than a year at the time of application, now it's over a year)
Language criteria: UK degree
Nationality: Croatian/EU
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 29/09/2020
Date of acknolwledgement: 29/09/2020
Date biometrics enrolled: 02/10/2020
Date of receipt of approval: ...
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: ...
Date of ceremony: ...
It's been six months since my application without any communication from UKVI, I called them today and they wouldn't provide any information at all.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by sami1975 » Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:29 pm

Eligibility criteria: Entrepreneur 5 years + 1year ILR
Language criteria: UK degree
Nationality: Pakistan
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 21/11/2020
Date of acknowledgement: 23/11/2020
Date biometrics enrolled: 21/12/2020
Date of receipt of approval via email: 29/03/2021
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: waiting
Date of ceremony: waiting

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Ameline » Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:13 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + Spouse of BC
Language criteria: UK degree
Nationality: Non-EU
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 23/02/2021
Date of acknowledgement: 24/02/2021
Date biometrics enrolled: 23/03/2021
Date of receipt of approval via email: 30/03/2021
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: waiting
Date of ceremony: waiting

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Música » Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:39 pm

Eligibility criteria: EU family member (Permanent card)
Nationality: Non EU
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 6/12/2020
Date of acknowledgement: 6/12/2020
Date biometrics enrolled: 8/12/2020 ( paid 110 for biometric )
Documents upload & submitted to to UKVI: 8/12/2020
Date of approval by email: 30/03/2021
Date of receipt of approval: 30/03/2021
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: (Pending)
Date of ceremony: (Pending)

I got the decision this morning by email and I'm over the moon. Good luck to everyone who is still waiting

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by thakur71 » Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:48 pm

Eligibility criteria: Tier 2 (5 years) + 4 year ILR
Language/LIUK Criteria: Trinity B1 + LIUK
Nationality:Indian
Method of application: Online (2 Adults + 2 Children)
Date of application: 15/10/2020
Date of acknowledgment: 16/10/2020
Date of debit of fees: 15/10/2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 02/11/2020 (Croydon)
Email Received (on 24/3/2021): Received message from "MMST FMT NationalitySupportTeamFMT@homeoffice.gov.uk" dictating that ""We aim to process all applications within 6 months from the date submitted. However, in certain circumstances, this target is not possible. Following our assessment of your case, unfortunately, it appears your application will not be processed within the 6-month target.
This is because it is taking longer than usual to process applications because of coronavirus (COVID-19). This will not affect the decision. We expect to make a decision on your application as soon as possible, but we will write to you again if this is not going to be possible.""
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 rzbca » Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:37 pm

My partner application update:

Eligibility criteria: ILR (Long residency) + British Spouse
Nationality: Non EU
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 29/10/2020
Date of acknowledgement: 29/10/2020
Date biometrics enrolled: 4/12/2020
Documents upload & submitted to to UKVI: 10/12/2020
Date of approval by email: Never received
Date of receipt of approval: Never received
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 30/03/2021(Dated 29/03)
Date of ceremony: 22/04/2021

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by shoaibrehman » Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:44 pm

shoaibrehman wrote:
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: : 18 march 2021
Date of Ceremony: 26 May 2021

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by ankurb » Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:55 pm

ankurb wrote:
Tue Dec 29, 2020 5:51 pm
Eligibility criteria: ILR + 1 year
Language Criteria: Life in the UK test + UK degree
Nationality : Indian
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 22/11/2020
Date of acknowledgement: 23/11/2020
Date biometrics enrolled: 29/12/2020 (London Mark Lane, premium appointment)
Documents upload & submitted to to UKVI via UKVCAS: 24/12/2020
Application sent to UKVI by UKVCAS: 29/12/2020
Date on Approval letter: 31/03/2021 (via email)
Date of receipt of approval: 31/03/2021 (via email)
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: (Pending)
Date of Ceremony: (Pending)

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Brownblack » Wed Mar 31, 2021 3:07 pm

Brownblack wrote:
Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:51 am
Eligibility criteria: 5yrs LLR + 3yr ILR
Applications: Naturalisation
Method of application: Online
Natiality: Black African
Method of payment: (Debit card £1346)
Date of receipt by UKBA: 05/12/2019
Date of debit of fees: (06/12/2019)
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 10/12/2019
Date of biometrics: 15/12/2019 Croydon
Email received on 25/04/2020 that due to Covid-19 pandemic, they are unable to make a decision within 6 months timeframe.
update:
Date of receipt of approval :15/03/2021 finally
Date of Ceremony: waiting :evil:

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