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

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sam65
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Application Timeline

Post by sam65 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:21 pm

Application Timeline

Eligibility criteria: 10yr + 1yr ILR
Method of application: NCS
Date of receipt by UKBA: 01/02/2012
Date of debit of fees: 20/02/2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: Received on 23/02/2012 and the date of this letter was 18/02/2012
Date of receipt of approval: 03/10/2012 dated 26/09/2012
Date of Ceremony:

It is take about 8 months.
I am very happy, and best of luck to all who are waiting.
Last edited by sam65 on Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:13 pm, edited 3 times in total.

jugglemoth
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Application Timeline

Post by jugglemoth » Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:26 pm

Eligibility criteria: 4yr + 1yr ILR
Method of application: NCS
Date of application: 23/01/2012
Date of receipt by UKBA: 24/01/2012
Date of debit of fees: 04/02/2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 09/02/2012 (dated 04/02/2012)
Date of receipt of approval: 20/04/2012 (dated 12/02/2012)
Date of Ceremony: Pending
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DEVONIAN
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Post by DEVONIAN » Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:59 pm

Application Timeline

Eligibility criteria: 12 Years ILR
Method of application: NCS Liverpool
Date of application: 13/10/2011
Date of receipt by UKBA: presumably 14/10/2011
Date of debit of fees: 08/11/2011
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 07/11/2011 (dated 02/11/2011)
Requested to obtain DAT1 (PSNI) Report: 06/01/2012
Date of receipt of approval: 11/02/2012 (dated 02/02/2012).
Date of Naturalisation Ceremony: 28/02/2012
Last edited by DEVONIAN on Sat Mar 03, 2012 2:39 am, edited 2 times in total.

nazgems
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timeline

Post by nazgems » Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:04 am

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: long residence 12 years
Method of application: NCS (hatfield)
Date of receipt by UKBA: 04/11/2011
Date of debit of fees: 23/11/2011
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 20/11/2011
Date of receipt of approval:24/02/12 dated 15/02/12
Date of Ceremony:

Other Updates:
Called them 5 times and they said decision has been taken 29 january, untill nw 13 february not received receipt. I call them many time and answer was diffrent every time, and they said it will come before 17 feb
still waiting for letter20/02/12) which approved 29 th january, so upset and wondering.....................

phone them today again.20/02/12. they said it was printed on 15/02/12 but not dispath yet
finally got it, wish u all best rest
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Javiar
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Application Timeline

Post by Javiar » Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:38 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5yr (WP)+ 1yr ILR;
Method of application: NCS
Date of receipt by UKBA: 18 Nov 2011
Date of debit of fees: 6 Dec 11
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 9 Dec 11
Date of approval: 1 Feb 12
Date of receipt of approval letter: 10 Feb 12
Date of Ceremony: 29 Feb 12

AtifKhan007
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Post by AtifKhan007 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:13 pm

Application Timeline

Eligibility criteria: 4 year Student +WP1+WP2+T1 = 5 years + 1 year ILR
Method of application: Solicitor
Date of application:21/10/2011
Date of receipt by UKBA: 22/10/2011
Date of debit of fees: Bank Draft
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 11/11/2011
Date of receipt of approval: received 14/02/2012 (Dated 10/02/2012)
Date of Ceremony: Private 20/02/2012
Last edited by AtifKhan007 on Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:27 pm, edited 1 time in total.

tonyfreddo
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Post by tonyfreddo » Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:12 pm

Eligibility criteria: EC treaty rights (student+worker) 5 years + 1 year ILR
Method of application: NCS Westminster (very thorough & helpful!)
Date of application: 22/11/2011
Date of receipt by UKBA: n/a
Date of debit of fees: 06/12/2011
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 08/12/2011
Date of receipt of approval: 13/02/2012
Date of Ceremony: 21/03/2012

everybodysuccess
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Naturalization application progress time line

Post by everybodysuccess » Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:53 pm

Eligibility criteria: 4 years(PR) + 1 year ILR
Method of application: Post
Date of application: 02/12/2011
Date of receipt by UKBA: 5/12/2011
Date of debit of fees: 06/01/2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 16/01/20121
Date of receipt of approval: 16/02/2012
Date of Ceremony: 28/02/2012

zchay3e
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Post by zchay3e » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:31 am

APPLICATION TIMELINE
Eligibility criteria: Long residency ILR + 1 year
Method of application: NCS Camden
Date of application: 12/11/2011
Date of receipt by UKBA: 15/11/2011
Date of debit of fees: 10/12/2011
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 16/12/2011
Date of receipt of approval: 16/02/2012, dated 10/02/2012
Date of Ceremony: 07/03/2012

Alyona
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Post by Alyona » Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:17 am

Eligibility criteria:: Spouse of BC
Method of Application: Postal 14/11/2011
Date of receipt by UKBA: 15/11/2011
Date of Debit of Fees: 14/12/2011
Date of Acknowledgement: 21/12/2011 dated 13/12/2011
Date of Receipt of Approval: 17/02/2012 dated 10/02/2012
Date of Ceremony: 23/02/2012

Update: 11/02/2012 received all my documents back without any information,so sent them an email( no reply) and on 13/02/2012 rang them to check whats going on and have been told that application is in process and I would get decision any time between now and end of May( I think they just forgot to put approval letter with my documents).

sichuantoufu
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Timeline

Post by sichuantoufu » Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:46 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: EEA4 + 1year
Method of application: NCS (southampton)
Date of application: 29/11/2011
Date of receipt by UKBA: 01/12/2011
Date of debit of fees: 22/12/2011
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: a few days after
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of Ceremony:
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rajrai77
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Application Timeline

Post by rajrai77 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:25 pm

Eligibility criteria: (5 Yr + 1 Yr ILR)
Method of application: Postal (NCS Harrow) 28/11/2011
Date of receipt by UKBA: 29/11/2011
Date of debit of fees: 22/12/2011
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 23/12/2011
Date of receipt of approval & Docs: 17/02/2012 dated 08/02/2012
Date of Ceremony: TBA (Might go for Private Ceremony)

zebra3
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Got Approval today

Post by zebra3 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:51 pm

Eligibility criteria: 14 year in UK, 3 Years DLR, ILR issued on 13 oct 2011
Method of application: Postal (NCS Nottingham) 21/11/2011
Date of receipt by UKBA: 24/11/2012
Date of debit of fees: 20 /12/2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 13/12/2011
Date of receipt of approval & Docs: 17/02/2012 dated 08/02/2012
Date of Ceremony: Booked for 24/02/2012 Private Ceremony


Good Luck to All :D

cricinfo
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Post by cricinfo » Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:40 am

Eligibility criteria: 4 years HSMP (JR) + 1 year ILR
Method of application: NCS Bedford
Date of application: 08/11/2011
Date of receipt by UKBA: 15/11/2011
Date of debit of fees: 05/12/2011
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 09/12/2011
Date of receipt of approval: 18/02/2012 dated 08/02/2012
Date of Ceremony: 06/03/2012

mojo_92
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Timeline for AN application

Post by mojo_92 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:29 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: Legacy + ILR
Method of application: NCS Newham
Date of receipt by UKBA: 22/11/2011
Date of debit of fees: 17/12/2011
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 21/12/2011
Date of receipt of approval: 14/02/2012
Date of Ceremony: 27/02/2012

Other Updates: I never bothered calling them as it had not passed the three months I kind of gave myself to chase the UKBA

ttyeyi
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Location: Glasgow

Post by ttyeyi » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:34 pm

Application Timeline

Eligibility criteria: 4 years + 1 year ILR
Method of application: Solicitor
Date of application:12/12/2011
Date of receipt by UKBA:
Date of debit of fees: 10/01/2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: never got one
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of Ceremony:

brummie
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Post by brummie » Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:31 am

Application Timeline

Eligibility criteria: 5 years WP + 1 year ILR
Method of application: NCS
Date of application:21/12/2011
Date of receipt by UKBA:
Date of debit of fees: 13/01/2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 16/01/2012
Date of receipt of approval:23/02/2012(dated18/02/2012)
Date of Ceremony:27/03/2012
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Camellia
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Post by Camellia » Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:25 pm

My husband's application timeline:
Eligibility criteria: Spouse of BC
Date of application: 20 March 2011
Method of application: NCS
Date of debit of fees: March 2011 (Don't remeber the exact date)
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: March 2011
Date of receipt of approval: 23 February 2012 (Oh yes, that's nearly a year)
Date of Ceremony: can't wait two months for public one so will book private asap :)

The long journey is nearly over, good luck to those who are waiting! Especially the minority who like us have been waiting for so long!

batatarfc
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Post by batatarfc » Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:08 am

Hi to all..

My Application Timeline

Eligibility criteria: 5 years EEA4
Method of application: Solicitor
Date of application:13/01/2012
Date of receipt by UKBA: 16/01/2012
Date of debit of fees: 23/01/2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 25/01/2012
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of Ceremony:

now waiting again... fingers crossed!!

SoHappy
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What a pleasant surprise!

Post by SoHappy » Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:14 am

Application timeline
Eligibility criteria: 10 years Long residency + 1 Yr ILR
Date of application: 07 December 2011
Method of application: Post
Date of receipt by UKBA: 08 December 2011
Date of debit of fees: 03 January 2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 06 January 2012 (dated 3rd)
Date of receipt of approval: 25 Feburary 2012 (dated 23rd)
Date of Ceremony: TBA

(called once but received no information as my application was under 6months)

Good luck to everyone :))

SoHappy

smous
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Post by smous » Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:02 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 5 year serving in armed forces
Method of application: NCS Harrogate 14 Dec 2011
Date of receipt by UKBA: ??
Date of debit of fees: 8 Jan 2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 9 Jan 2012
Date of receipt of approval: 25 Feb 2012
Date of Ceremony: TBA

Luckychap
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Naturalisation Timeline

Post by Luckychap » Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:57 pm

Eligibility criteria: Spouse of British Citizen +ILR = 3 years
Method of application: NCS 12th Jan 2012
Date of receipt by UKBA: 16th Jan 2012
Date of debit of fees (Debit Card): 21st Jan 2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 24th Jan 2012, (Dated 22nd Jan 2012)
Date of receipt of approval:22nd March 2012, (Dated 20th March 2012)
Date of Ceremony: 30th March 2012 (Private).

My long immigration journey is almost over. My application was straight forward and it took exactly 10 weeks from application submission to receipt of approval. Thanks to all forum members, your advices and contributions were very very helpful.
Glory be to God. :D :D :D
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thaman
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Post by thaman » Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:48 pm

Eligibility criteria: HSMP+Tier1/ILR
Method of application: NCS (Maidstone, Kent) on 15th Dec 2011
Date of receipt by UKBA: 16th Dec 2011
Date of debit of fees (Debit Card): 11th Jan 2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 15th Jan 2012
Date of approval: 18th Feb 2012
Date of receipt of approval: 25th Feb 2012
Date of Ceremony: TBC

I did a small analysis of all the posts in this thread and worked out timelines below:

1. It takes approx 15 working days for fees to be debited (if applied by NCS)

2. It then taked between another 45-50 days approx to get approval IF:
a. It is a straight forward case
b. No major checks are required basis past history

I was expecting my approval basis above this week or early next week and here it comes! Obviously we have seen exceptions and they will be there but this adds a little bit hope


Best of luck to all who are expecting it.......

poas
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Post by poas » Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:10 am

Eligibility criteria: WP + Tier 1+ ILR
Method of application: NCS
Date of receipt by UKBA: 06/01/2012
Date of debit of fees: 18/01/2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 23/01/2012
Date of receipt of approval: 27/02/2012
Date of Ceremony: not yet

jommy999
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Post by jommy999 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:12 pm

Eligibility criteria: (5 Yr + 1 Yr ILR)
Method of application: Postal (NCS Bromley) 14 /12/2011
Date of receipt by UKBA: 16/12/2011
Date of debit of fees: 08/01/2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 10/01/2012
Date of receipt of approval & Docs: 25/02/2012 dated 21/02/2012
Date of Ceremony: 13/03/2012

Thank you everyone on the forum for the info .

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