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Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

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

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Sky_High
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Post by Sky_High » Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:31 pm

CRITERIA - 5 years plus 1 year ILR
Type - NCS
Date of submission - 22nd September 2011
Date reached HO - 23rd September 2011
Date of debit of credit card - 5th October 2011
Date of receipt of acknowledgement - 10th October 2011
Date of receipt of approval - 08th Dec 2011
Date of Ceremony - 11th January
Last edited by Sky_High on Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:56 pm, edited 2 times in total.

HANDYMAN
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Post by HANDYMAN » Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:16 am

Eligibility criteria: 3 Years Res (spouse visa +ILR)
Method of application: NCS
Date of receipt by UKBA:15/11/11
Date of debit of fees: 05/12/11
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 08/12/11
Date of receipt of approval: 13/04/12 (dated 04/04/12)
Date of Ceremony: need to book

Eventually, it is over, received it after 5 months,

Good luck everybody!
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Blackhole
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My Timeline

Post by Blackhole » Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:25 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years + ILR;
Method of application: NCS (poole)
Date of receipt by UKBA: 9th November 2011
Date of debit of fees: 24th November 2011
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 28th November 2011
Date of receipt of approval: Pending
Date of Ceremony: ????

sunoo
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Post by sunoo » Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:16 pm

NCS or Postal: NCS
Category: 5 years, ILR + 1 Year
Date of submission: 11 October 2011
Application Received: 12 October 2011
Date of debit of debit/credit card: 24 October 2011
Date of reciept Acknowldgement: 28 October 2011
Date of receipt of approval: 12/01/2012 (Dated 04/01/2012)
Date of ceremonies: Pending

Its finally time to move to next forum. Ive been given 01 of Feb date for ceremonies but I may book an earlier one. It took almost 3 months to get the response from Home Office!!!!
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Linda8
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Post by Linda8 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 2:58 pm

Application timeline :
Eligibility criteria: 5 yrs (WP)+1ILR ( family application)
Method of application: Postal
Date of submission : 06/10/ 2011
Date of receipt by UKBA: 10/10/ 2011
Date of debit of fees: 22/10/2011
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 28/10/ 2011 dated 22/10/ 2011
Date of receipt of approval: 13/12/2011 dated 08/12/2011
Date of Ceremony:


14 Nov 2011: We received brown envelope with all passports+documents and with letter from CW to complete form (DAT 1) from Police station of Northern Ireland(PSNI).
10/12/2011: called to ask if they received our forms DAT1 from PSNI, received on 05/12/2011 (PSNI sent 23.11.2011).Do not call again until 6 months from application date.
From 4 application one was refused. I have exceeded the limit of 450 days absence (896days).

thailandbear
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Post by thailandbear » Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:07 pm

Spouse of BC 3 yrs
Method of application : NCS North Yorks 7/09/11
Date of receipt by UKBA : 8/09/11
Debit of fee : 15/09/11
Date of receipt of acknowledgement : 19/09/11,dated 13/09/11
Date of approval : 16/12/11,dated 7/12/11
Date of ceremony: 20/12/11 or 3/01/12 Private Ceremony

siadh
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Re: Naturalisation application processing timelines (only)

Post by siadh » Sat Dec 17, 2011 6:36 pm

Eligibility criteria: (4/5yr HSMP + 1yr ILR

Method of application: NCS (Bristol)
Date of receipt by UKBA: 18.10.11
Date of debit of fees: 03.11.11
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 08.11.11
Date of receipt of approval:17.12.11 ----> letter dated 07.12.11
Date of Ceremony: 20/12/2011 (private)

called in twice
first time was told not to call before 6 months
second time was told decision done and letter sent.[quote]
Last edited by siadh on Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:02 pm, edited 1 time in total.

tunjy
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Timeline application for naturalization.

Post by tunjy » Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:24 am

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 5yrs +1 yr ILR, Family application
Method of application: NCS
Date of receipt by UKBA:27/10/11
Date of debit of fees: 11/11/11
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 17/11/11
Date of receipt of approval: pending
Date of Ceremony: pending

rawdonlad
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Timeline application for naturalization

Post by rawdonlad » Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:27 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 3yrs in UK and spouse of BC
Method of application: NCS Leeds 18/10/11
Date of receipt by UKBA:19/10/11
Date of debit of fees: 09/11/11
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 08/11/11
Date of receipt of approval: 20/12/11 (dated 09/12/11)
Date of Ceremony: 09/01/12 Hereford

Note: Just over 7 weeks to approval letter. Letter of approval sent to previous address by their mistake (moved from there 3 months prior to application) Ceremony also in former city to save all paperwork going back to UK Border Agency for correction.

lionking007
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Timeline application for naturalization

Post by lionking007 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:37 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: spouse of BC
Method of application: NCS BIRMINGHAM 08/09/2011
Date of receipt by UKBA:09/09/2011
Date of debit of fees: 15/09/2011
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 22/09/2011
Date of receipt of approval: 15/12/2011 DATED 09/12/2011
Date of Ceremony: 17/01/2012

serendepity

Post by serendepity » Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:56 am

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: EEA 5 +1
Method of application: NCS Wandsworth London
Date of receipt by UKBA: 18/10/2011
Date of debit of fees: 04/11/2011
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 10/11/2011
Date of receipt of approval: 20/12/2011, letter dated 07/12/2011
Date of Ceremony: 07/01/2012

Wrong name on Naturalisation Certificate. It took 2 weeks to receive corrected version.
Last edited by serendepity on Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:15 pm, edited 1 time in total.

vipul1981
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Post by vipul1981 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:47 am

Application timeline for my wife
Eligibility criteria: Spouse of British Citizen (Previously WP + Tier 1 +ILR).
NCS or Postal – NCS Camden
Date of submission or posting – 07/09/2011
Date received by HO - 08/09/2011
Date of debit of debit/credit card - 13/09/2011
Date of receipt of acknowledgement - 16/09/2011
Date of receipt of approval - 21/12/2011

Update:

newdawn
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My application

Post by newdawn » Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:52 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: WP + Tier 1 + ILR
Method of application: NCS (Chelmsford)
Date of receipt by UKBA: 25/11/2011
Date of debit of fees: 15/12/2011
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 20/12/2011
Date of receipt of approval: 11/02/2012 dated 08/02/2012
Date of Ceremony: 22/02/2012
Last edited by newdawn on Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:22 am, edited 3 times in total.

anear
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Post by anear » Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:42 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 5 year + 1yr ILR
Method of application: NCS at East Kilbride
Date of application: 22 Dec 2011
Date of receipt by UKBA: 23 Dec 2011, delivered from WARRINGTON Delivery Office
Date of debit of fees: 11 Jan 2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 14 Jan 2012
UKBA requested access to PSNI data: 28 Feb 2012
I sent DAT1 to PSNI: 29 Feb 2012
UKBA received PSNI data: 22 March 2012
Date of receipt of approval: 30 March 2012 (dated 26 March 2012)
Date of Ceremony: 16 May 2012
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sanquhar2010
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Post by sanquhar2010 » Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:24 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 5 year WP + 1yr ILR, two AN + 1 MN1
Method of application: Postal
Date of submission: 05 Dec 2011
Date of debit of fees: 05 Jan 2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 11 Jan 2012
Date of approval:
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of Ceremony:
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farazfastian
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Location: London - UK

Post by farazfastian » Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:12 pm

Applied Via NCS: 28 Jul, 2011
Received by HO: 29 Jul, 2011
Payment Deducted: Don't remember
Acknowledgement Received: don't remember
Invitation Letter Received: 15 oct dated 10 oct
Ceremony:22 Nov, 11
Passport applied: 23 nov 2011
Passport Interview: 21 Dec, 11
Passport Recieved: 23 Dec,11

Just can't believe finally got this red book in my hand, my last six years of UK Immigration were full of emotions, worries, joys and costly but overall exciting and smooth.

Thanks everyone in the forum without you guys it wasn't possible!

aimtiaz
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Post by aimtiaz » Sat Dec 24, 2011 2:00 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 4 yr HSMP + 1yr ILR
Method of application: Postal
Date of submission: 23 Nov 2011
Date of debit of fees: 23 Dec 2011
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: dated 21 Dec 2011
Date of approval: dated 7th Feb 2012
Date of receipt of approval: 9th Feb 2012
Date of Ceremony: TBC
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masoodkhan
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Application Timeline

Post by masoodkhan » Sat Dec 24, 2011 6:11 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 4yr HSMP + 1yr ILR
Method of application: NCS
Date of receipt by UKBA: 02/12/2011
Date of debit of fees: 30/12/2011
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 06/01/2012 (dated : 30/12/2011)
Date of approval: 09/02/2012
Date of receipt of approval: 17/02/2012
Date of Ceremony: 06/03/2012
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waltersimba
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Application Timeline

Post by waltersimba » Sun Dec 25, 2011 7:14 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 5yr + 1yr ILR
Method of application: NCS Hackney
Date of receipt by UKBA: 07/09/2011
Date of debit of fees: 23/09/2011
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 17/09/2011 dated 14/09/2011
Date of receipt of approval: 23/12/2011 dated 19/12/2011
Date of Ceremony: 02/02/2112

No phone calls made to HO at all.
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ad_ke
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Application Timeline

Post by ad_ke » Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:44 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: WP + Tier 1 + Spouse of British Citizen
Method of application: NCS Barnet
Date of receipt by UKBA: 28/11/11
Date of debit of fees: 14/12/11
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 16/12/11
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of Ceremony:

Imani
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Post by Imani » Sat Dec 31, 2011 8:27 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: Long Residence + 1 year ILR
Method of application: Postal
Date of receipt by UKBA: 20/10/2011
Date of debit of fees: 09/11/2011
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 12/11/2011
Date of receipt of approval: 24/12/11 dated 22/12/12
Date of Ceremony:tba

vegeta_2009
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Post by vegeta_2009 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:48 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 5 year misc + 1yr ILR,
Method of application: NCS Brent
Date of submission: 14 Oct 2011
Date of debit of fees: 8 Nov 2011
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 12 Nov 2011
Date of approval:29/1/2012
Date of receipt of approval:2/2/2012
Date of Ceremony:n/a
started panicking after 3 months, but everything was ok, thank you everyone
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AlexS
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Location: London, UK

Post by AlexS » Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:04 am

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 5 yr + 1yr ILR
Method of application: NCS Southwark
Date of submission: 26 Nov 2011
Date of debit of fees: 30 Dec 2011
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 06 Jan 2012
Date of approval: 2 May 2012
Date of receipt of approval: 5 May 2012
Date of Ceremony: 21 May 2012

4/4: Called UKBA because it was over 4 months since my application, and most people here already had news by then. At first she told me only give information if it's over 6 months, but I insisted, asking her only if a letter had been sent. It turned that yes, they sent a letter asking for more information, but to the wrong address! She apologised, confirmed my address, and say they're sending another letter.
18/4: Called again because after 2 weeks I still hadn't received any letter. He said for some reason hadn't been sent, and he will order to print it and send it again. I asked him what information they need, he said proof that my wife was exercising treaty rights.
19/4: Sent the information to Liverpool via Special Delivery. It was received by UKBA on 20/4 at 8am
5/5: Received the approval letter with the rest of the documents, in the prepaid Special Delivery envelope I sent to them.
15/5: Received ceremony invitation letter, and booked the ceremony for 21/5
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osteophytes
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Post by osteophytes » Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:53 am

Application Timeline for spouse
Eligibility criteria: Spouse of BC
Method of application: NCS
Date of submission: 09 Nov 2011
Date of debit of fees: 20 Nov 2011
Date of receipt of acknowledgement:24 Nov 2011
Date of approval:
Date of receipt of approval: 14 Jan 2012
Date of Ceremony:
Last edited by osteophytes on Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:02 am, edited 1 time in total.

beever
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British citizenship timeline for husband

Post by beever » Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:59 pm

Application Timeline

Eligibility criteria: 3 years based on marriage to Brit citizen
Method of application: NCS Islington on 29 December 2011
Date of receipt by UKBA: N/a as new process with DX courier instead of Royal Mail
Date of debit of fees: 12 January 2011
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 12 January 2011
Date of receipt of approval: N/A
Date of Ceremony:N/A
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