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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 Longazz33 » Wed Jun 02, 2021 11:40 pm

Eligibility criteria: ILR
Language/LIUK Criteria: B1, Life in the UK pass
Nationality : Zimbabwe
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 27/12/20
Payment method: Debit card online
Date of debit of fees: 27/12/20
Date of acknowledgement: 28/12/21
Date of biometrics: 23/01/21
Date Biometrics enrolled: 23/01/21
Date on Approval letter: Waiting
Date of receipt of approval: Waiting
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:Waiting
Date of Ceremony: Waiting

The wait is long and very stressful. I really wish there was a way to track an application. I'm feeling so anxious about this as I have spent a considerable amount of money and so far no word back from the home office. I'm so stressed out and anxious as it is getting to 6 months and most of the people who applied same time as me already received their responses.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by armera » Thu Jun 03, 2021 11:55 am

Eligibility criteria: ILR + 1 Year
Language/LIUK Criteria: Language is N/A for Canadians + Life in the UK pass
Nationality : Canada
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 27-03-2021
Payment method: Credit card online
Date of debit of fees: 27-03-2021
Date of acknowledgement: 27-03-2021
Date of biometrics: 28-03-2021
Date Biometrics enrolled: 24-04-2021
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 CR001 » Sat Jun 05, 2021 2:03 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 evelnn » Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:07 am

evelnn wrote:
Mon May 24, 2021 3:51 pm
Eligibility criteria: 5yr + 1yr settled status
Language/LIUK Criteria: LITUK + UK BSc Degree
Nationality: Polish
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 11 Dec 2020
Payment method: credit card
Receipt of your application: 11 Dec 2020
Document Upload to UKVCAS: 05 Jan 2021
Biometrics Appointment: 06 Jan 2021
Date on approval letter: 12 May 2021
Date of receipt of approval letter: 24 May 2021
Date on ceremony letter: never received
Date of ceremony: 08 June 2021

SO HAPPY :D

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by mh1575 » Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:51 am

Application Timeline


Eligibility criteria: Tier1 Entrepreneur ILR+1

Method of application: ONLINE

Date of receipt by UKBA: 18.09.2019

Date of receipt of approval:26.05.2021

Date of Ceremony: 17.07.2021

the application processing took nearly 2 years,

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Gooner72 » Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:16 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: letter on the 20th of May 2021, was expecting an email.
Date on Approval letter: 17th of May 2021
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 9th of June done today by Microsoft Teams

Good luck to all.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by CR001 » Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:25 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 adncs38 » Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:40 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years & 2 ILR
Language/LIUK Criteria: Master Degree + Life in the UK pass
Nationality : Pakistan
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 26/01/21
Payment method: Debit card online
Date of debit of fees: 26/01/21
Date of acknowledgement: 26/01/21
Date of biometric : 22/02/21
Date on Approval letter: Never Received
Date of receipt of approval: Never Received
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: via Email 27.05.2021
Date of Ceremony: 15.06.2021

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Toni78 » Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:06 am

Date of application:28/02/2021
Date biometrics enrolled :25/04/2021
Date of approval: pending
Date of citizenship ceremony :pending

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Toni78 » Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:12 am

Nationality :Nigeria
Type of document:Non EEA Permanent Residency card + 1 year settlement status
Date of application:28/02/2021
Date biometrics enrolled :25/04/2021
Date of approval: pending
Date of citizenship ceremony :pending
( all English language and LIUK passed and included )

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by CR001 » Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:06 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.

Also please do not ask for lawyer details, they are not allowed to be posted on the forum at all.
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by sanjumac » Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:09 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years & 2 ILR
Language/LIUK Criteria: Master Degree + Life in the UK pass
Nationality : Indian
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 15/02/21
Payment method: Debit card online
Date of debit of fees:15/02/21
Date of acknowledgement: 15/02/21
Date of biometric : 28/03/21 (VFS Cryodon)
Date on Approval leter: 06/14/21
Date of receipt of approval: Never Received
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 22/06/21
Date of Ceremony: 22.06.2021

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by NBevan » Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:47 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: (5 years on spouse visa + ILR)
Method of application: online
Date of receipt by UKBA: 25/03/2021
Date of debit of fees: 26/03/2021
Date of biometrics: 23/04/2021
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: TBC
Date of receipt of approval: TBC
Date of Ceremony: TBC

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by samapply » Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:19 pm

samapply wrote:
Mon May 24, 2021 4:39 pm
Eligibility criteria: 5yr + 1yr
Language/LIUK Criteria: Master degree (UK)
Nationality: Non-EU
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 18/12/2020
Payment method: credit card
Receipt of your application: 21/12/2020
Document Upload to UKVCAS: 12/01/2021
Biometrics Appointment: 15/01/2021
Date on approval letter: waiting
Date of receipt of approval letter: waiting
Date on ceremony letter: waiting
Date of ceremony: waiting

Another update
Eligibility criteria: 5yr + 1yr
Language/LIUK Criteria: Master degree (UK)
Nationality: Non-EU
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 18/12/2020
Payment method: credit card
Receipt of your application: 21/12/2020
Document Upload to UKVCAS: 12/01/2021
Biometrics Appointment: 15/01/2021
Date on approval letter: 03/06/2021
Date of receipt of approval letter: 12/06/2021
Date on ceremony letter:
Date of ceremony:

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by ERAM » Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:47 am

Another update
Eligibility criteria: 5yr + 1yr
Language/LIUK Criteria: Native English Speaker
Nationality: Non-EU
Method of application: Online
Application sent & fee paid: 07/01/2021
Payment method: credit card
Receipt of your application: 10/01/2021
Document Upload to UKVCAS: 03/02/2021
Biometrics Appointment: 05/02/2021
Email Approval: 15/06/2021
Date on approval letter: Pending
Date of receipt of approval letter: Pending
Date on ceremony letter:Pending
Date of ceremony:Pending

NOTE: I never got an approval email per se. I emailed FurtherNationalityEnquiries@homeoffice.gov.uk asking for an update as it was 6 months. The emailed back saying I was approved on the 12th and the documents were in the post.

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Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Para » Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:00 pm

Eligibility criteria: DLR 3+3 , ILR 1 Year.
Language/LIUK Criteria: B1, Life in the UK passed
Nationality : Sri Lankan
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 03/12/20
Document Upload to UKVCAS: 21/12/2020
Payment method: Debit card online
Date of debit of fees: 03/12/20
Date of acknowledgement: 08 /12/20
Date of biometrics: 29/12/20
Date Biometrics enrolled: 29/12/20 @ Croydon (Fee paid £130. was not any free slot )
Date on Approval letter: 19/05/21
Date of receipt of approval: 01/06/21
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 03/06/21 via Email.
Date of Ceremony: 08/06/21 Face to face. :D :D

Good luck to all.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by DomBoxer » Tue Jun 15, 2021 3:23 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: EU settled status (5yr) + 1yr
Language/LIUK Criteria: B1 + Life in the UK test
Nationality: EU (Poland)
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 5 March 2021
Date of debit of fees:5 March 2021 (£1349.20)
Date of acknowledgement: 5 March 2021 (application received and being considered)
Date Biometrics booked: 6 March 2021 (paid £112 as there was no free option anywhere around London)
Date Biometrics enrolled: 3 April 2021 15:30 (Mark Lane - near Tower Bridge, London)
Date of Approval letter: 14 June 2021
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: Didn't receive (nor the email), booked online
Date of Virtual Ceremony: 16 June 2021 11:00am (Merton)

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by abdulcjk » Tue Jun 15, 2021 4:44 pm

Eligibility criteria: (5 + 1yr ILR)
Method of application: Online
Date of receipt by UKBA: 16/12/2020
Date of debit of fees:16/12/2020
Date of receipt of acknowledgement:17/12/2020
Date of receipt of approval: Pending...
Date of Ceremony: Pending...

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Ldee » Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:50 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + ILR
Language/LIUK Criteria: B1, Life in the UK pass, Uk Degree
Nationality : Zimbabwe
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 05/06/21
Payment method: Debit card online
Date of debit of fees: 05/06/21
Date of acknowledgement: 07/06/21
Date of biometrics: 02/07/21 (Croydon)
Date Biometrics enrolled: 02/07/21
Date on Approval letter: TBA
Date of receipt of approval: TBA
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: TBA
Date of Ceremony: TBA

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Magus1984 » Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:31 am

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: ILR (EU settled status as unmarried partner) + 1yr
Language/LIUK Criteria: UK Masters Degree
Nationality: Argentina
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 9 January 2021
Date of debit of fees:9 January 2021 (£1349.20)
Date of acknowledgement: 11 January 2021 (application received and being considered)
Date Biometrics enrolled: 5 February 2021 (Free - Croydon)
Date of Approval letter: waiting
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: waiting
Date of Ceremony: waiting

It's been 5 months and starting to get a bit worried...

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Mursh1m » Wed Jun 16, 2021 11:27 am

Eligibility criteria: 5 years Tier 2 General + 1 ILR
Language/LIUK Criteria: NARIC + Life in the UK
Nationality: Indian
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 22/02/2021
Date of bio-metrics enrolled: 22/02/2021
Date on approval letter: 14/06/2021(via email)
Date of receipt of approval: 14/06/2021 (via email)
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 14/06/2021 (via email)
Date of ceremony: Planning to book it for early August though an earliest slot is available for 22nd June

3 months and 20 days to get the approval & ceremony letter, that's not bad.Good luck to everyone, hopefully the rest will go smoothly, I'm so happy.Thanks to all the moderators.

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by cuppa » Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:21 pm

cuppa wrote:
Fri May 28, 2021 5:09 pm
cuppa wrote:
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
It's been six months since my application without any communication from UKVI, I called them today (29/03/2021) and they wouldn't provide any information at all.
Since they wouldn't communicate with me at all, soon after that phone call, being frustrated, I submitted a Subject Access Request (SAR) to see what's going on.

On 04/05/2021 I called UKVI again, wanting to see why my SAR is taking so long (more than a month). I tried to reach the nationality section again to ask about the SAR, which was a wrong move in hindsight. This time I spoke to a very friendly lady who told me that they don't deal with SARs, but she was willing to take my details and escalate the case.

On 05/05/2021 I received an email from the SAR team apologising for the delay with the SAR.

On 11/05/2021 I received an email responding to my escalation case with a copy/paste apology.

On 18/05/2021 I received an email from MMST FMT with a similar copy/paste apology, unrelated to the escalation case.

On 28/05/2021 I received my SAR details. There was no activity on my case since November 2020, more than six months. I am considering my options, I will probably write to my MP next week.
On 28/05/2021 I sent an email to my MP (Vauxhall).
On 02/06/2021 I got a response from my MP's caseworker saying that he contacted the Home Office by phone, and he was told that my "application is being actively considered and they hope to make a decision soon". He also said that he followed up the phone call with a formal inquiry to the Home Office and they are supposed to get back to him within four weeks.

Date on approval/ceremony letter (there was only one letter with both): 03/06/2021
Date of receipt of approval/ceremony letter: 12/06/2021 (via snail mail)

Tried to book my ceremony on 12/06 and 14/06 online, no luck even after a phone call on 14/06 to my council (Wandsworth) as they haven't received anything from the Home Office. I tried the next morning (15/06) online and I was able to book a free group ceremony.

Date of ceremony: 14/07/2021 (although I might go for a private virtual one (£100) if they find me an opening quickly enough)

That's 8 months from start to approval, 9.5 total until the ceremony, what a journey. I'll see you all in the passport thread :D

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by CR001 » Thu Jun 17, 2021 7:00 am

@Qayssar1980 - 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 Vincana » Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:46 pm

Vincana wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:51 am
Eligibility criteria: 20 yrs in the UK (5 PR acquired in 2012) + BC Spouse
Language/LIUK Criteria: UK MSc + Life in the UK test
Nationality: EU
Method of application: Online
Application submitted online & fee paid: 18 Dec 2020
Acknowledgement of application email: 21 Dec 2020
Biometrics Appointment (Southampton): 2 Feb 2021
Date of the approval letter: 24th May 2021 :D
Date of receipt of approval: 24th May 2021 :D
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 1st June 2021 :D
Date of ceremony: 7th July 2021

:D At long last - wishing you All the very best of luck with your applications!

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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by Zimbo2Brits » Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:07 pm

Eligibility criteria: LTR 3 years x 2 & DLR x 1 = 10 years
Language/LIUK Criteria: B1, Life in the UK pass
Nationality : Zimbabwe
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 28/08/2020
Payment method: credit card online
Date of debit of fees: 28/08/2020
Date of acknowledgement: 28/08/2020
Date of biometrics: 09/09/2020
Date Biometrics enrolled: 09/09/2020
Date on Approval letter: 18/02/2021 email only
Date of receipt of approval: 18/02/2021
Date of receipt of ceremony letter: 6/04/2021
Date of Ceremony: 15/06/2021🥳

To God be the glory my immigration journey has come to an end!

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