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

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sarwar74
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Post by sarwar74 » Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:52 pm

Hello now I waiting since 01.02.2013 its nearly 6 month please some one can advice me what I have to do now how contact home office please help me guys. thanks

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Post by fiqbal » Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:54 pm

can any body tell me plz
what is outside standard checks means
what does prior to his case being passed for consideration means
pray for me i am very worried .

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Post by fiqbal » Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:57 pm

sarwar 74 did u contacted to ur local mp.

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Post by beebritish » Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:14 pm

sarwar74 wrote:Hello now I waiting since 01.02.2013 its nearly 6 month please some one can advice me what I have to do now how contact home office please help me guys. thanks
Try to email them on this address: NationalityProgress@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk
They replied to me after 4 working days only weeks after I sent my application, so you might receive your response too. Give them reference number from your acknowledgement letter, your name, address and date of birth. Also email your local MP at the same time, s/he might be able to get info if they don't come back. Good luck.

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jay

Post by j888wjp » Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:00 am

Application mode::ncs (croydon)
Date of Submission:: 9 July 2013
Date Application received by UKBA: 11 July 2013
Date of debit of fees: 18 July 2013
Acknowledge letter received: 17 July 2013 dated 12 July 2013
Date of Received of Approval: Waiting........
Date of Invitation awaiting: Waiting.......
Date of Ceremony awaiting: Waiting.....

englishlife
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Re: jay

Post by englishlife » Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:43 am

Date of Application-1st week of May
Date of Approval-17th July.
Date of received-19th July - pre paid special delv

Sent email to them-three times
Yestetday they replied me case is ongoing.

But got approval today.

I am from one of the high risk country.

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Re: jay

Post by Peterpan81 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:54 am

englishlife wrote:Date of Application-1st week of May
Date of Approval-17th July.
Date of received-19th July - pre paid special delv

Sent email to them-three times
Yestetday they replied me case is ongoing.

But got approval today.

I am from one of the high risk country.
Congrats Englishlife, your patience has paid off :D
Hi I would like to join this forum for the benefit of myself and others

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Post by pink_floyd » Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:04 am

Eligibility criteria: WP+ Tier 1 (G)+ 1 Yr ILR
Application Type: Self
Method of application: NCS
Date of Application: 13/05/2013
Received by HO: 14/05/2013
Date of debit of fees: 17/05/2013
Date of acknowledgement: 17/05/2013 (Received on 22/05/2013)
Date of approval: 11 July 2013 (received on 19 July 2013)
Date of citizenship ceremony: Waiting for call back from the Council


I've just received one letter. The subject of the letter is "Citizenship Invitation". The first line of the letter starts with" I'm please to tell you that application has been approved.....".

Should I expect another letter....with subject "approval"? I'm also from a high risk country.

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Congrats

Post by ikk1980 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:41 am

Congratulations englishlife & pink_floyd.

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Post by eagle11 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:57 am

ajax wrote:
Astrid24 wrote:I'm not sure whether there is truth to this 'high risk country list' theory or not but even if there is, some of you guys are being rather impatient. A lot of you have only applied in June and are saying that your application is taking long. Stop basing your expectations on some of these recent applications that have only taken 2 weeks for approval. They are not the norm. UKBA says it can take up to 6 months so anything less than that you should see it as a lucky bonus.

Plus, these applications that are being dealt with very quickly are a recent development. If you look through the timelines you will see that applications before have taken anything from 1 month to 6 months. Sometimes more. I'm not from any of those supposedly high risk countries and my application took about a month and a half to be approved. And around the time I applied (April) that was the average waiting time. Some people who are claiming to be waiting for a long time it has barely been a month since you applied!
Your attitude is very unsympathetic for someone who has gone through the process themselves. How about being a little bit cooperative and empathetic instead of so unpleasant to those individuals who are feeling confused and nervous?

When someone has invested thousands of pounds and a great deal of energy in something so emotionally charged as a naturalisation application, and they see others around them getting a response far more quickly than they themselves are, then of course they are going to wonder. Tension is at its peak.

It would behoove everyone to relax and just embrace the wait; although it is human nature to speculate, it really does not do much good and will only make the entire situation more fraught.

For what it's worth, I waited about 3 months for my naturalisation approval letter, although this was several years ago. There are other things going on out there to keep us all busy :)
Ajax, I agree with you every single word.

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Re: May application

Post by cordelio » Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:14 pm

rajan1984 wrote:
ukilrforman wrote:I have applied on May 17.
Acknowledgment received on 28 May.

Still waiting.
I am same as you .. I have applied on 17th May through NCS Bracknell but I am still waiting ... I dont know if its to do with the date of applying :-)

Please keep me posted with your results
Joining the club of May 17 applicants. I have applied the same day (NCS), UKBA received on 20th May, fees and acknowledgement letter both on 24th...and still no sight of approval. Today is 9th week since the application

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Post by expatinuk » Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:55 pm

Eligibility criteria: WP+Tier 1 (G)+ 2 Yr ILR
Application Type: Self
Method of application: NCS
Date of Application: 26/06/2013
Received by HO: 28/06/2013
Date of debit of fees: 01/07/2013
Date of acknowledgement: 28/06/2013 (Received 03/07/2013)
Date of approval: 11/07/2013 (Received 19/07/2013)
Date of Citizenship Ceremony: Yet to confirm with council

Just in case any one is interested: I work through my own limited company and by mistake underpaid tax for one of the previous years. I subsequently paid the correct amount and HMRC charged me interest for late payment. I was advised by this board (member D4109125) that this wouldn't be a problem and it certainly wasn't. Thanks everyone and best of luck!

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Post by phunkie_dude » Fri Jul 19, 2013 5:11 pm

Registered to share the timeline.

Eligibility Criteria: 1.5y Tier 4 + 2y Spouse + 1wk ILR

Applied: 11.06.2013
Received: 13.06.2013
Date of Debit: 17.06.2013
Debit processed: 18.06.2013
Acknowledgement received: 19.06.2013
Approval date: 16.07.2013
Approval received: 19:07.2013

Have to arrange the ceremony now.

Good luck to all those still waiting.

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Naturalization application

Post by ARVI » Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:50 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 Yr WP + 1 Yr ILR
Application Type: SELF AND SPOUSE JOINT
Method of application: NCS SOUTHAMPTON
Date of Application: 18/07/2013
Received by UKBA: 19/07/2013
Money disappeared from account: On 23/07/2013
Date of acknowledgement: Received on 25/07/2013, letter dated 22/07/2013
Date of approval: Waiting
Date of Citizenship Ceremony: Waiting
Last edited by ARVI on Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:22 pm, edited 3 times in total.

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Post by 5thave » Sat Jul 20, 2013 1:06 am

Update

Eligibility criteria: 10 years + 1yr ILR
Application Type: Self
Method of application: NCS - Tower Hamlets
Date of applicaton:01/07/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 02/07/2013
Date of debit of fees: 03/07/2013
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 08/07/2013 dated (03/07)
Date of approvals letter : 16th July, dated 10th July
Date of Ceremony: 18th July ( private)

Thank you all for your contribution, its been really helpfull

All the best

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Post by Psalms23 » Sun Jul 21, 2013 3:47 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5yr ILE
Method of application: NCS Datford
Date of application: 11/07/13
Date of receipt by UKBA: 15/07/13
Date of debit of fees: 17/07/13
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 17/07/13
Date of receipt of approval: dated 19/09/13. received 25/09/13
Date of Ceremony: calling them tomorrow morning

total days from sending application to approval is 70days

I am so happy,almost daily I checked the forum and i experienced a rollercoaster of emotions- worry, anticipation, some more worry, anticipation& disappointment at negative email replies. Hard as it can be, all I can advise is to KEEP CALM, YOUR APPROVAL IS COMING SOON. Above all I thank God for everything. All the best guys. my final edit will be to update ceremony date. My nationality is Zimbabwean if anyone finds it relevant.
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taimhash
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waiting

Post by taimhash » Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:52 pm

Eligibility criteria: 10 year + ILR 1 year
Method of application: NCS Wolverhampton
Date of Application: 31/05/2013
Received by HO: 3/06/2013
Date of debit of fees: 05/06/2013
Date of acknowledgement: 05/06/2013 (Received on 07/06/2013)

Awaiting......................................... :roll:
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naumanmumtaz
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Re: waiting

Post by naumanmumtaz » Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:54 pm

taimhash wrote:Eligibility criteria: 10 year + ILR 1 year
Method of application: NCS Wolverhampton
Date of Application: 31/05/2013
Received by HO: 3/06/2013
Date of debit of fees: 05/05/2013
Date of acknowledgement: 05/05/2013 (Received on 07/05/2013)

Awaiting......................................... :roll:
I think you meant 05/06/2013 and not 05/05/2013 right??

Good Luck with your application. :P

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Re: waiting

Post by taimhash » Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:56 pm

naumanmumtaz wrote:
taimhash wrote:Eligibility criteria: 10 year + ILR 1 year
Method of application: NCS Wolverhampton
Date of Application: 31/05/2013
Received by HO: 3/06/2013
Date of debit of fees: 05/05/2013
Date of acknowledgement: 05/05/2013 (Received on 07/05/2013)

Awaiting......................................... :roll:
I think you meant 05/06/2013 and not 05/05/2013 right??

Good Luck with your application. :P
correted the dates now thanks

rajan1984
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Re: May application

Post by rajan1984 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:06 pm

Still waiting for the results .... How about you guys

cordelio wrote:
rajan1984 wrote:
ukilrforman wrote:I have applied on May 17.
Acknowledgment received on 28 May.

Still waiting.
I am same as you .. I have applied on 17th May through NCS Bracknell but I am still waiting ... I dont know if its to do with the date of applying :-)

Please keep me posted with your results
Joining the club of May 17 applicants. I have applied the same day (NCS), UKBA received on 20th May, fees and acknowledgement letter both on 24th...and still no sight of approval. Today is 9th week since the application

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Post by abbei » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:25 pm

I applied on 11th April 2013 and still waiting

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Post by Christianoronaldo » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:28 pm

abbei wrote:I applied on 11th April 2013 and still waiting
What is your nationality?

Are you claiming any benefit?

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Post by abbei » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:32 pm

Christianoronaldo wrote:
abbei wrote:I applied on 11th April 2013 and still waiting
What is your nationality?

Are you claiming any benefit?
Afghan
And I don't claim any benefits

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Post by Amber » Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:15 pm

Christianoronaldo wrote:
abbei wrote:I applied on 11th April 2013 and still waiting
What is your nationality?

Are you claiming any benefit?
Stop asking people about benefits, it is not relevant.
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Post by j888wjp » Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:44 pm

hi i got IN10 driving coviction 5 years ago ,and i apply naturalization last week went to NCS they just tick the 3.6 - Criminal Offence box, did not mention any thing in any where ,but they did copy my paper driving license ,would this be ok or should i do some thing now? many thanks

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