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

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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:
Last edited by sichuantoufu on Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:26 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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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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
Last edited by brummie on Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:35 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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
Last edited by Luckychap on Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:13 pm, edited 7 times in total.

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 .

saharadelta
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Timeline

Post by saharadelta » Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:38 pm

Eligibility criteria: HSMP+ILR (JR)
Method of application: Solicitor
Date papers sent to solicitor: 7th Dec 2011
Date of receipt by UKBA: Uncertain - only the solicitor knows for sure
Date of debit of fees (Cheque): 11th Jan 2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 11th Jan 2012
Date of approval: 21st Feb 2012
Date of receipt of approval: 27th Feb 2012 (actually the solicitor emailed me on this date)
Date of Ceremony: 5th Mar 2012

Best of luck to all those waiting upon their applications.

ub0314
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Post by ub0314 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:53 pm

My wife's application timeline:
Eligibility criteria: Spouse of BC
Date of application: 30/11/2011
date of recipt of ukba; 01/12/2011
Method of application: postal
Date of debit of fees: 03/01/2012
Date of acknowledgement letter: 30th december 2011
Date of receipt of approval:09/03/2012 letter dated 06/03/2012
Date of Ceremony: 16/03/2012 [private] ceremony invitation letter received 15/03/2012 letter dated 09/03/2012,

updates;
Emailed them onceafter waiting of 10 weeks but they never replied.
Ring ukba on 06th march 2012,the lady said still waitng for decision but received the approval and documents on 09th march 2012.
Last edited by ub0314 on Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:53 am, edited 1 time in total.

milrr
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Post by milrr » Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:19 am

Application Timeline

Eligibility criteria: Long Residence + 1 Year ILR
Method of application: Via Solicitor
Date of application: 21/12/2011
Date of receipt by UKBA: 22/12/2011
Date of debit of fees: Paid via solicitor account so around the ack. time
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 16/01/2012 dated 10/01/2012
Date of receipt of approval: 05/03/2012 dated 27/02/2012
Date of Ceremony:28/03/2012

Good luck to everyone who are completing the difficult and sometimes stressful immigration journey.
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Ninjas
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Post by Ninjas » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:53 am

Application timeline
Eligibility criteria: HSMP + ILR (Family Application)
Date of application: 24 Jan 2012
Method of application: NCS Slough
Date of receipt by UKBA: 26 Jan 2012
Date of debit of fees: 6 Feb 2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 05 Feb 2012
Date of receipt of approval: 05 Mar 2012
Date of Approval Letter Recieved: 10 Mar 2012
Date of Ceremony: TBA (Will call Monday 12 Mar 2012 - For Private Ceremony)

My Referees were not contacted for confirmation. No queries made on progress. Straightforward family Application with no issues.
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DwainO
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Timeline

Post by DwainO » Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:53 pm

Application Timeline

Eligibility criteria: 5 Years plus 1 year permanent residence status EEA
Method of application: NCS Southwark
Date of receipt by UKBA: 09/12/2011
Date of debit of fees: 06/01/2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 11/01/2012
Date of receipt of approval: 02/03/2012
Date of Ceremony:Booked for 19/03/2012

Exactly 12 weeks from the day the Home Office received my application.

Good luck to everyone still awaiting their decision!

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