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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 yunas » Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:04 pm

yunas wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:42 pm
Hi Everyone,

I have submitted my application last in 2018 and its over a year now and receiced no update, contacted them twice in one year and only received reply that no update and still in process.

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 3 Years Entrepreneur Accelerated Route + 1 Year ILR
Nationality: Non EU
Method of application: UKvas Online
Date of receipt by UKVA: 
Date of debit of fees: 17-11-2018
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 19-11-2018
Date of receipt of approval: :(
Date of Ceremony: :(

I hope this travel will end one day

Best Regards,
Finally ...!!!
Date of receipt of approval: March 2021
Date of Ceremony: :( No Idea Yet
Yunas

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by mck2010 » Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:48 am

Eligibility criteria: 6 years DLR, 4 years ILR
Language/LIUK Criteria: UK degree + Life in the UK
Nationality: Non-EU
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 14/4/2021
Document Upload to UKVCAS:
In person Biometrics UKVCAS:
Date of Approval letter:
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date on letter:
Date of Ceremony:

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Dekedaba » Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:32 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 year + BC Spouse
Language/LIUK Criteria: English as a medium/LIUK
Nationality: Non-EU
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 02/12/2020
Date of acknowledgement: 03/12/2020
Date of debit of fees: 02/12/2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 28/12/2020 (Maidstone £69.99)
Date of receipt of approval: 15/04/21 by post
Date on Approval letter: 10/04/2021
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: waiting
Date of Ceremony: waiting

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by rollsrox » Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:46 pm

rollsrox wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:43 pm
Eligibility criteria: 5 years (ancestry) + 1 year ILR
Nationality: Australian
Language/LIUK Criteria: Australian + LIUK Passed for ILR
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 18/01/2021
Date of acknowledgement: 18/01/2021
Date Biometrics enrolled: 26/01/2021 (Had to drive London -> Birmingham as only appt I could find![Free])
Date on approval letter: 02/04/2021 via email
Date of receipt of approval:02/04/2021
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 15/04/2021 via email
Date of ceremony:TBC
Pretty happy with 2.5 months to get this far!

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by nickasa » Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:45 pm

Update
nickasa wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:21 pm
Eligibility criteria: 5 Year Settled Status
Language/LIUK Criteria: English B2 & Life in UK test
Nationality: nonEU
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 13/12/2020
Documents submitted using the UKVCAS website: 04/01/2021
In person Biometrics UKVCAS : 08/01/2021
Date of Approval letter online : 09/04/2021 - successful
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Pending
Date of Ceremony: Pending

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Butterpup » Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:28 am

Eligibility criteria: ILR + BC spouse
Language/LIUK Criteria: IELTS + Life in the UK
Nationality: Non-EU
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 15/04/2021
Document Upload to UKVCAS: 04/2021
In person Biometrics UKVCAS: 13/05/2021 (Croydon, free)
Date of Approval letter: pending
Date of receipt of approval: pending
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: pending
Date on letter: pending
Date of Ceremony: pending

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by CR001 » Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:55 am

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.
Char (CR001 not Casa)
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Please DO NOT send me a PM for immigration advice. I reserve the right to ignore the PM and not respond.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by egwalker » Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:48 am

Eligibility criteria: 5 Year Tier 2 Visa / ILR
Language/LIUK Criteria: Canadian + Life in the UK
Nationality: Non-EU
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 09/03/2021
Document Upload to UKVCAS: 09/03/2021
In person Biometrics UKVCAS: 06/04/2021 (London, £110)
Date of Approval letter: pending
Date of receipt of approval: pending
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: pending
Date on letter: pending
Date of Ceremony: pending

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by nuddydian » Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:41 am

nuddydian wrote:
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: never recieved
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 17 Apr
Date ceremony booked: waiting
Date of ceremony: waiting

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by bstbrazil84 » Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:41 pm

Eligibility criteria: EEA family member / permanent residency + 15 years in the UK
Nationality: Brazil
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 08/10/2020
Payment method: Debit card
Date of acknowledgement: 17/10/2020
Date Documents submitted on UKVCAS 26/10/2020
In person Biometrics: 04/11/2020 (Croydon)
Date on Approval letter: 03/03/2021
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 17/04/2021
Date on ceremony letter: 09/04/2021
Date of ceremony: Pending, just filled the Bromley online form and requested an individual ceremony

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Momo2211 » Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:18 pm

Momo2211 wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:13 pm
Eligibility criteria: Tier-2 General + 1-year ILR
Nationality: Non EU
Method of application: Online
Date of application : 02/01/2021
Payment method: Debit card
Date of acknowledgement: 04/01/21
Date Biometrics enrolled: 28/01/21
Date on Approval letter: 25/02/21
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 17/4/21 (post)
Date on ceremony letter:6/4/21
Date of Ceremony: pending

Of note I was stuck abroad due to the corona virus for over 117 days in last year before application, the Home office considered this and approved my application.

Thank you to all the help on this forum and best of luck

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by mck2010 » Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:49 pm

Eligibility criteria: 6 years DLR, 4 years ILR
Language/LIUK Criteria: UK degree + Life in the UK
Nationality: Non-EU
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 14/4/2021
Document Upload to UKVCAS: 16/4/21
In person Biometrics UKVCAS:
Date of Approval letter:
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date on letter:
Date of Ceremony:

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by cheeish » Sun Apr 18, 2021 7:38 am

cheeish wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:11 pm
Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 5 years via SET M
Nationality: Non-EU
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 30 Oct 2020
Date of acknowledgement: 02 Nov 2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 22 Dec 2020
Date of receipt of approvaby emaill: 22 Feb 2021
Date on Approval letter: 22 Feb 2021
Date on Ceremony Invitation letter: 7April2021
Date of receipt of Ceremony Letter by post: 16April2021
Date of Ceremony: will book with Hounslow Council.

Thanks to every moderator

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by SWinSW » Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:29 am

Final update:

Citizenship Ceremony: held on 17th April via Zoom; was just me but no extra fee and was able to invite any amount of friends and family to join the call. Warm, friendly registrar - made everything easy on the email comms prior to the day and made me feel really welcome during the ceremony, which lasted 15 minutes.

Certificate: Registrar said she will send by recorded delivery on Monday 19th and to expect it by 20th or 21st.

Thanks everyone, hopping over to the passport forum now!
SWinSW wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:21 am
Updated update!

Date of ceremony: 17th April via Zoom (email invitation with link from the local authority)
SWinSW wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:37 am
Update:
Eligibility: Spouse of British citizen + ILR / 5yrs residency
Date of application: 16 Sept 2020
Application acknowledged: 18 Sept 2020
Biometrics by App: 23 Sept 2020
In-person biometrics: 28 Sept 2020
Application approval: 1 Feb 2021 (email)
Ceremony invitation letter: 6 Apr 2021 (2nd class post, letter dated 24 March 2021)
Date of ceremony: pending (phoned the local authority who registered my details and said they will contact me once they receive the certification from the Home Office but that they've been advised there's a delay of 4 weeks from date of invitation letter)

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Vhaelan » Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:54 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + 1 year EU Settled Status
Language/LIUK Criteria: Trinity GESE 5 + LIUK
Nationality: EU
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 03/12/2020
Payment method: AMEX
Date of acknowledgement: 04/12/2020
Date of debit of fees: 03/12/2020
Documents uploaded to UKVCAS: 05/12/2020
Documents submitted to UKVI: 05/12/2020
Date of biometric letter received/issued: N/A
Date of biometrics enrolled: 14/12/2020
Date on approval letter: 18/04/2021
Date of receipt of approval: 18/04/2021 (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 RPS1210 » Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:53 am

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + 1 year Tier 2 General
Language/LIUK Criteria: Trinity B1 + LIUK
Nationality: Filipino
Method of application: Online
Date of application:07:03/2021
Payment method: Visa
Date of acknowledgement: 08/03/2021
Date of debit of fees: 07/03/2021
Documents uploaded to UKVCAS: 21/03/2021
Documents submitted to UKVI: 21/03/2021
Date of biometrics enrolled: 24/03/2021
Date of biometric letter received/issued: Pending
Date on approval letter: Pending
Date of receipt of approval: Pending
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Pending
Date of ceremony: Pending

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by debrancherenzym » Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:09 pm

Eligibility criteria: ILR + BC spouse
Language/LIUK Criteria: B1 + Life in the UK
Nationality: Pakistani
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 03/12/2020
Document Upload to UKVCAS: 03/12/2020
In person Biometrics UKVCAS: 31/12/2020 (Chelmsford £135)
Date of Approval letter: 19/04/2021
Date of receipt of approval: 19/04/2021 (email)
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: pending
Date on letter: pending
Date of Ceremony: pending

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by mmaefa » Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:23 pm

Eligibility Tier 2 - 5 year ILR (17/12/2020) + BC spouse
Language/LIUK Criteria: Degree Certificate/Life In The UK
Nationality : Non EU
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 22 December 2020
Date of acknowledgement: 23 December 2020
Date of debit of fees: 22 December 2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 24 December 2020 (Croydon next day £110 appointment)
Date of receipt of approval: 24 February 2021 (e-mail)
Date on Approval letter: 4 February 2021 (e-mail)
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 18 April 2021 (date on letter 8 April 2021, council reported receiving theirs on15 April 2021)
Date of Ceremony: Awaited

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by buss » Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:17 pm

Eligibility criteria: ILR + BC SPOUSE
Language/LIUK Criteria: Trinity B1 + LIUK
Nationality: Nigerian
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 09/11/2020
Payment method: VISA
Date of acknowledgement: 13/11/2020
Date of debit of fees: 10/11/2020
Documents uploaded to UKVCAS: 10/11/2020
Documents submitted to UKVI: 16/11/2020
Date of biometric letter received/issued: N/A
Date of biometrics enrolled: 14/12/2020
Date on approval letter: 23/02/2021
Date of receipt of approval: 23/02/2021 (via email)
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:17/04/2021
Date of ceremony: 27/04/2021 (Paid appointment)

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by SLwlss » Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:07 pm

Eligibility criteria:‬ ILR + British Spouse
‪Language Criteria: UK NARIC equivalency certificate
‪Nationality: South African
Date of application: 29/10/2020‬
Application sent & fee paid: 29/10/2020
‪Date biometrics enrolled: 15/12/2020 (free Croydon).
Date of approval email: Not Received
‪Date on Approval letter(attached in pdf): Not Received
‪‬Date of receipt of approval: Not Received
‪Date on the ceremony letter:07/04/2021
‪Date of receipt of ceremony letter:17/04/2021
Date of Ceremony:04/05/2021

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Mrbuff » Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:18 pm

Eligibility criteria: ILR + LIUK + B1
Nationality: Zimbabwean
Method of application: Online + UKVCAS
Date of application: 06/10/2020
Payment method: Online
Date of acknowledgment: 06/10/2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 02/11/2020 (Sopra Steria - Birmingham) had to wait for free appointment
Date on Approval letter: 19/04/2021
Date of receipt of approval: 19/04/2021 (email confirmation)
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Not yet received
Date of Ceremony:

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by qwisnia » Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:43 pm

qwisnia wrote:
Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:02 pm
qwisnia wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:03 am
qwisnia wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:43 am
Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: EEA Citizen Residency (5yr) + 14 months
Language Criteria: B1 exam + Life in the UK test
Nationality: Polish
Method of application: Online + UKVCAS
Date of application: 11/03/2020
Date of email acknowledgement: 12/03/2020
Fee paid debit card: 11/03/2020
Date biometrics enrolled: 13/03/2020 at Croydon London Paid service £110
Date on Approval letter: 10/06/2020 (by email)
Date of receipt of approval: 10/06/2020 (by email)
Date of ceremony letter: 29/03/2021
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 10/04/2021 (Yes, it actually took HO 10 months to deliver it to me.)
Date of Ceremony: 27/05/2021
Date of passport application: -

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by JohnBishop » Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:27 pm

JohnBishop wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:05 pm
Eligibility criteria: ILR (10-year LR) + 3 years
Language/LIUK Criteria: GESE-G5 + LITUK pass
Nationality: EU
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 4/10/2020
Date of acknowledgement: 5/10/2020
Date of debit of fees: 4/10/2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 5/11/2020
Date of receipt of approval: 19/01/2021
Date on Approval letter: 19/01/2021 (email)
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 21/03/2021
Date of Ceremony: 19/04/2021

Thank you everyone for providing valuable information on this forum.
Once again thank you everyone for providing valuable information on this forum.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by mrgetmemycitizenship » Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:20 am

mrgetmemycitizenship wrote:
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: 20 Jan 2021
Date on Approval letter: 20 Jan 2021
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 7 April 2021
Date on Ceremony letter: 19 March 2021
Date of Ceremony: 13 April 2021 :D
paid 130 for private ceremony in Barnett

Good luck to everyone and thank you those that have posted here to keep us in the know

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by ramsprk » Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:43 am

Eligibility criteria:‬ ILR + British Spouse
Language/LIUK Criteria: UK NARIC equivalency certificate + LIUK
‪Nationality: Indian
Date of application: 08/12/2020‬
Application sent & fee paid: 08/12/2020
‪Date biometrics enrolled: 04/01/2021.
Date of approval email: 20/04/2021 (email)
‪Date on Approval letter(attached in pdf): 20/04/2021
‪Date on the ceremony letter: Pending
‪Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Pending
Date of Ceremony: Pending

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