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

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Vhaelan
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Vhaelan » Sat May 01, 2021 6:35 pm

Vhaelan wrote:
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: 01/05/2021 (via post, letter dated 26/04/2021)
Date of ceremony: 20/05/2021 (private virtual)

hanihani
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Chile

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by hanihani » Sun May 02, 2021 8:45 pm

Non eu family member
Settled status plus 1 year
Application 25th Jan 2021
Acknowledgment never received
Biometrics. 22 feb 2021
Approval 2nd May 2021
Ceremony not yet

Alakazam
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Alakazam » Sun May 02, 2021 8:51 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5years + married to British citizen
Date of application: 01 November 2020
Date biometrics enrolled: 09 November 2020
Date of receipt of approval: Never received email
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 10 Apr 2021 (dated 01 Apr 2021)
Date of ceremony: 28 April 2021

KathyR
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Barbados

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by KathyR » Tue May 04, 2021 7:20 am

Eligibility criteria: Tier 2 ILR + 1 Year
Language/LIUK Criteria: IELTS + Life in the UK
Nationality: Non-EU
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 08/12/2020
Document Upload to UKVCAS: 08/12/2020
In person Biometrics UKVCAS: 08/12/2020
Date of Approval letter: 14/04/2021
Date of receipt of approval: 14/04/2021 (sent via email)
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 01/05/2021
Date on letter: 24/04/2021
Date of Ceremony: booking a private one

phetherweyt
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Sudan

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by phetherweyt » Tue May 04, 2021 11:24 am

Eligibility criteria: 5 Yr Spouse of BC + ILR
Language/LIUK Criteria: UK NARIC + LIUK Test
Nationality: Sudan
Method of application: Online
Application sent: 27/08/2020
Receipt of your application: 27/08/2020
Fee deducted from my account: 27/08/2020
Letter for Biometrics sent: 27/08/2020
Biometrics Enrolled: 14/09/2020
Date of Approval letter: Didn't receive one
Date of receipt of approval: 02/05/2021
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Pending
Date of Ceremony: Pending

doctorwho2
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by doctorwho2 » Tue May 04, 2021 6:58 pm

doctorwho2 wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:08 pm
doctorwho2 wrote:
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: 07/Apr/2021
Date on Approval Letter: 07/Apr/2021
Date of Receipt of Ceremony Letter: 30/Apr/2021 ( dated 22/Apr/2021)
Date of Ceremony: 04/May/2021
Thanks to all the admins and participants . I wish all the people waiting for a decision that you get it soon and All the very best .

Lucamz
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Italy

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Lucamz » Tue May 04, 2021 8:18 pm

Lucamz wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 10:19 pm
Lucamz wrote:
Mon Mar 08, 2021 1:38 pm
Eligibility criteria: 11 years + 2 years settled status
Language/LIUK Criteria: IELTS / Life in the UK test (08 Oct 2020)
Nationality: Italian
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 16 Nov 2020
Payment method: Debit card - online
Date of acknowledgement: 16 Nov 2020
Date of debit of fees: 16 Nov 2020
Biometrics: 14 Dec 2020 (Victoria Regus - London | Paid £69.99)
Date on Approval letter: 19 Apr 2021
Date of receipt of Ceremony invitation letter: 26 Apr 2021
Date of Ceremony: Waiting for confirmation from Ealing council

alwaysintransit
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India

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by alwaysintransit » Wed May 05, 2021 4:14 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years Tier 2 General + 1 ILR
Language/LIUK Criteria: Trinity GESE 5 + Life in the UK
Nationality: Indian
Method of application: Online
Date of biometrics enrolled: 16/02/2021
Date on approval letter: 15/04/2021
Date of receipt of approval: 15/04/2021 (via email)
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Still to receive
Council applied for: Tower Hamlets

Seems like this whole process in picking up speed with more recent submissions also getting approvals and feels like there is a bit of LIFO system (e.g. recent applicants getting ceremony letter) although difficult to figure out how the systems prioritizes the applications.

Good luck to all of us who are still waiting and congratulations to those who are done with the process!

ruzfactor
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Bangladesh

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by ruzfactor » Wed May 05, 2021 4:44 pm

ruzfactor wrote:
Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:40 pm
Eligibility criteria: registration of a child under 18 as a Britishcitizen (Daughter born in 2019, in UK)

Method of application: Online
Date of receipt by UKBA: 3/12/2020
Date of debit of fees: 3/12/2020
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 3/12/2020
Date of biometrics: 31/12/2020
Date of receipt of approval: 5/5/2021 (via Email)
Date of Ceremony: N/A

debrancherenzym
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Location: Boxford, Suffolk

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by debrancherenzym » Wed May 05, 2021 4:59 pm

debrancherenzym wrote:
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: 01/05/2021
Date on letter: 26/04/2021
Date of Ceremony: 17th June 2021 (Virtual - Suffolk County Council)

Música
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Música » Wed May 05, 2021 6:54 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: 05/05/2021
Date of ceremony: I called and my council also received my certificate, the person booked me for 19/05/2021 then he realised the slot was gone, apparently someone called 15 minutes before me and reserved the slot. However he told me to call back on Friday as that is the day they get more slots available for the end of the month or beginning of next month.

Farrukh_2000
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Farrukh_2000 » Wed May 05, 2021 10:06 pm

ligibility criteria: ILR + spouse of British Citizen(along with daughter’s application who was born outside uk)

Method of application: Online
Date of receipt by UKBA: 27/11/2020
Date of debit of fees: 27/11/2020
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 28/11/2020
Date of biometrics: 23/12/2020
Date of receipt of approval: 5/5/2021 (via Email)
Date of Ceremony: pending
** received daughter’s naturalisation certificate :01/05/2021

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by wmontague » Thu May 06, 2021 7:47 am

Application Timeline

Eligibility criteria: 5yr + 1yr ILR
Language/LIUK Criteria: Canadian passport (no language test required) + LIUK
Nationality: Romanian, Canadian
Method of application: online
Date of receipt by UKBA: 31th October 2020
Date of debit of fees: 31th October 2020
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 2nd November 2020
Date of biometrics: 27th November 2020 (free appointment)
Date of receipt of approval: 19th February 2021
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 17th March 2021
Date of ceremony: 12th May 2021 (in person at Old Town Hall, Chelsea, London)

Other Updates: At the biometrics appointment I was only asked for my Romanian passport which I used to apply. They did not want to see my referee documents, nor my Canadian passport and other documents I had with me. Altogether very smooth experience.

jenangeles
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United States of America

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by jenangeles » Thu May 06, 2021 11:18 am

jenangeles wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:52 am
Eligibility criteria: Spouse of EU/EEA + 1 year SS
Language Criteria: Life in the UK test + US citizen
Nationality : US
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 21/11/2020
Date of biometrics enrolled (in person): 23/11/2020 in Guildford - paid appointment
Date of acknowledgement: 25/11/2020
Date on Approval letter: 13/4/2021 via email
Date of receipt of ceremony letter (via post): 1/5/2021
Date of Ceremony: 13/5/2021 - Private Zoom ceremony with Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead at a cost of £167 and will need to pick up our naturalisation certificates at the town hall afterwards

My husband applied separately a few days after I did and got his approval yesterday, so similar timeline but not in order of application.

Música
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Música » Thu May 06, 2021 11:22 am

Música wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 6:54 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: 05/05/2021
Date of ceremony: I called and my council also received my certificate, the person booked me for 19/05/2021 then he realised the slot was gone, apparently someone called 15 minutes before me and reserved the slot. However he told me to call back on Friday as that is the day they get more slots available for the end of the month or beginning of next month.


Date of ceremony: 26/05/2021

I can't thank you all enough! Good luck everyone

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by RVONIB » Fri May 07, 2021 2:45 pm

RVONIB wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:48 pm
Eligibility criteria: ILR + 1 year
Language/LIUK Criteria: B1-GESE-Grade5-Certificate and LIUK (passed for ILR)
Nationality : Indian
Method of application: Online Submission
Date of application: 01-Dec-2020
Date of acknowledgement: 03-Dec-2020
Date Documents submitted on UKVCAS WEBSITE : 10-Dec-2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 15-Jan-2021 (Croydon Lansdowne Road, paid appointment, 210 Pounds)
Date of receipt of approval: 19-Apr-2021
Date on Approval letter: 19-Apr-2021
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 30-Apr-2021
Date of Ceremony: 07-May-2021

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Canada

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by engineer86 » Fri May 07, 2021 6:17 pm

engineer86 wrote:
Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:11 pm
Eligibility criteria: Permanent Residence Card + 1 year
Nationality: Non-EU
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 14/12/2020
Date of acknowledgement: 14/12/2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 14/01/2021
Date on Approval letter: N/A
Date of receipt of approval: N/A
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: N/A
Date of Ceremony: N/A
Eligibility criteria: Permanent Residence Card + 1 year
Nationality: Non-EU
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 14/12/2020
Date of acknowledgement: 14/12/2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 14/01/2021
Date on Approval letter: 07-05-2021
Date of receipt of approval: 07-05-2021
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: N/A
Date of Ceremony: N/A

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Lcs88 » Sat May 08, 2021 8:46 am

Eligibility criteria: 10 year ILR
Language/LIUK Criteria: LIUK + Exempt due to being Irish
Nationality: Irish
Method of application: Online
Date of application:05/12/2020
Payment method: debit card
Date of acknowledgement: 08/12/2021
Date of debit of fees: 05/12/2020
Documents uploaded to UKVCAS: 15/12/2020
Documents submitted to UKVI: 04/01/2021
Date of biometrics enrolled: 04/01/2021
Date on approval letter: 21/04/2021
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 8th May 2021 ( letter dated 28th April)
Date of ceremony: Pending

Mrbuff
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Zimbabwe

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Mrbuff » Sat May 08, 2021 11:20 pm

Mrbuff wrote:
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: 5/05/21 (phone call from council)
Date of Ceremony: 06/05/2021
Date of passport application: 06/05/2021

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by negmas » Sun May 09, 2021 4:59 pm

negmas wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 11:08 am
negmas wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:40 am
Eligibility criteria: 5 years (refugee) + 1.3 months year ILR
Language/LIUK Criteria: UK degree and master+ LIUK
Nationality : Non EU
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 31/08/2020
Payment method: Visa Debit
Date of debit of fees: 01/09/2020
Date of acknowledgement from HO: 02/09/2020
Date of submission of documents online (website): 02/09/2020
Date of biometric letter received/issued: 02/09/2020
Date Biometrics enrolled via APP: 10/09/2020
Date on Approval letter: 16/04/2021
Date of receipt of approval: 16/04/2021
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 1st of May
Date of Ceremony: 7th of May at woolwich town hall (£160)

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Greece

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by ikatsi79 » Sun May 09, 2021 7:42 pm

Eligibility criteria: 1 year since EUSS
Language/LIUK Criteria: LIUK + Trinity College GESE Level 5
Nationality: Greek
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 19/10/2020
Payment method: Credit card
Date of acknowledgement: 19/10/2020
Date of debit of fees: 19/10/2020
Documents uploaded to UKVCAS: 19/10/2020
Documents submitted to UKVI: 19/10/2020
Date of biometrics enrolled: 30/11/2020
Date on approval letter: 19/01/2021
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 06/04/2021
Date of ceremony: 05/05/2021
Date of passport application: 05/05/2021

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by LexJag » Sun May 09, 2021 8:11 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 5yr (Tier 1 Entrepreneur + 1yr ILR
Method of application: Online UKVI
Date of Application: 14/12/2020
Date of receipt by UKVI:15/12/2020 - Online
Date of debit of fees: 14/12/2020 - Online Payment
Date of Biometric: 16/12/2020
Date of receipt of approval: 08/02/2021 via email
Date of HO Letter of Invitation for Citizenship Ceremony: 29/03/2021 via post
Date of Ceremony: 05/05/2021 - Virtual Ceremony
Date Naturalisation Certificate received: 07/05/2021 via post

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by debrancherenzym » Mon May 10, 2021 1:47 pm

debrancherenzym wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 4:59 pm
debrancherenzym wrote:
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: 01/05/2021
Date on letter: 26/04/2021
Date of Ceremony: 19th May 2021 (Previous 18th June 2021) (Virtual - Suffolk County Council - emailed to ask if there was an earlier date available, got a call back that the 19th May is now available

LondonAussie
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Australia

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by LondonAussie » Mon May 10, 2021 3:48 pm

Application Timeline

Eligibility criteria: 5yr + 1yr ILR (Tier 2 Highly Skilled Migrant)
Language/LIUK Criteria: Australian passport (no language test required) + LIUK
Nationality: Australian
Method of application: Online
Date of receipt by UKBA: 10th March 2021
Date of debit of fees: 10th March 2021
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 11th March 2021
Date of biometrics: 7th April 2021
Date of receipt of approval: TBC
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: TBC
Date of ceremony: TBC

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China

Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by tonyflyuk » Mon May 10, 2021 10:47 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 5yr + 1yr ILR;
Method of application:UKBA ONLINE
Date of receipt by UKBA: 15/02/2021
Date of debit of fees: 15/02/2021
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: Never received one.
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of Ceremony:

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