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

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Sirdi
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Post by Sirdi » Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:27 pm

Eligibility criteria: Spouse of BC +ILR (May 2013)

Method of application: Self

Date of application: Monday 16th Sept 2013 Next Day Delivery Post

Date of receipt by UKBA: Tuesday 17th Sept 2013

Date of acknowledgement : 24th Sept 2013 (2nd Class-dated 21st Sept.)

Date of debit of fees: 23rd Sept 2013 11:20 / Debit Card

Date of approval:

Date of Ceremony:

SofiaofWales
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Post by SofiaofWales » Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:42 pm

anyone waiting for nearly 5 months I suggest to contact your MP to act on your behalf. I sent an email to my local MP a week before 5 months completed (of my app) a week later I receive a letter from him including a copy of the letter he sent to HO, stated that he sent a letter to HO on my behalf.
a week after his letter to HO (20 Sep) I received a letter from HO requeting my old passport for check. 30th sep I received an email that a decision have been made and I will have the letter shortly. Today I received my approval and my other documents. I belive the MP's letter to HO was a strong and official reminder to them that they acted after 5 months.
Thanks God!

Good luck everyone and thanks for sharing your experiences Smile
I was used to visit this forum a couple of times a day for the last 6 months and know many users by name, and felt happy for those whom were updating they received and pray for those still waiting.
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Never give up!

SofiaofWales
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Post by SofiaofWales » Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:43 pm

Eligibility criteria :6 yrs
Method of application : Self
Date of application: 16th April
Date of receipt by UKBA : 17th April 2013
Date of debit of fee : 22nd April 2013
Date acknowledged : 22nd April 2013
Asked for further documents: 12 Sep 2013 (date on letter)
Date of approval : Letter date 30 Sep 2013
Date of arrival of Approved letter : 02/10/2013 (Approval only stated to wait for invitation then contact council but I contacted my local council today) Date of Ceremony : 30th October 2013 ( surprisingly our local council doesn't do private ceremonies)

Total email sent to HO: 6
Thanks again to all

neoseal
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Post by neoseal » Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:40 pm

Congrats sofiaofwales.

My council also don't do private ceremony.

waitingformonths
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Post by waitingformonths » Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:15 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5 years (WP + Tier 1) + 1 year ILR
Method of application: NCS Manchester
Date of application: 15-Aug-2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 19-Aug-2013
Date acknowledged: 21-Aug-2013 (dated 19-Aug-2013)
Date of Fees taken: 19-Aug-2013

waitingformonths now!

rolex1234
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Naturalisation application

Post by rolex1234 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:48 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 5 years after Permanent Resident obtained through EEA National in 2008
Method of application: Postal(Special delivery and another SD for return.
date of application 14/09/13
HO received application 16/09/13
Money requested from bank 20/09/13
Money taken from bank 23/09/13
Acknowledgement letter dated 20.09.13 received 24.9.13
Date of receipt of approval: 11/10/13[/color] in submitted Standard delivery envelop, the letter stated that I will receive invitation letter within 2 weeks, Application has been successful. :D
Invitation letter date: Letter dated 09/10/2013, received to contact Salford City Council today 14/10/2013
Date of Ceremony: 19th of November 2013
Brilliant. :D
Ceremony Date: 19/11/2013
Method of Passport Application: Post Office Check and send
Passport Application date: 19/11/2013
Text message received for acknowledgement:21/11/2013
Letter received to send Passport as I didnt include my passport in the application. Passport sent on 22/11/2013, Received by Passport Office 24/11/2013
Document returned, 27/11/2013
Interview Date: 02/12/2013
Passport Finally received- Thank God British Passport received today 4/12/13. thanks all
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Abdul85
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Application Timeline

Post by Abdul85 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:09 am

Eligibility Criteria:: Spouse of BC & ILR SINCE APRIL 2012 - Came to UK in November 2009
Application mode:: NCS Leeds
Date of Submission:: 1st July 2013
Date of debit of fees:: 5th July 2013
Ackknowledge letter received : 7th July 2013
Date of Received of Approval : Letter dated 18th September 2013 (Received on 26th September 2013)
Date of Ceremony: 6th November 2013

:D :D :D :D :D :D

olafasola
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Post by olafasola » Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:12 pm

[quote="fatimahanif"][quote="tronca33"]PLEASE....I need answer to my question.
If they resend back all ID AND PASSPORTS soon???
Because if I send them all I cant travel to my country.And my father have a cancer and we dont know how long he will stay with as.I have ID,passport,Permanent Residency Doc.-but I need send all this to HO.
So what I can do???
Thank you[/quote]

You can apply through NCS which is the Nationality Checking Service offered by local councils. They normally charge a fee which is different for different councils but they will take a photocopy of your passports etc and you can keep the original with you. Home Office has a right to ask for your originals if they wish.[/quote][quote]

I have sent all my documents on 13th Sept and after getting my Acknowledgement letter in the post I requested my passport to be sent back as I had to travel with work ( you do it online, all explained in the letter enclosed with tha acknl. letter). I got my passport back on 24th Sept special delivery. They might request it back if needed in the future and HO still have all my other documnets i.e old passport, P60's etc.. Hope that helps

ukilrforman
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Re: Finally Approved - 17th May Candidate

Post by ukilrforman » Thu Oct 03, 2013 2:16 pm

Congrats Rajan ji
rajan1984 wrote:Finally my application is approved. Thanks a lot for all your encouragement and support.


Eligibility criteria : HSMP 2 years + 3 years Tier 1 General + 1 Year ILR
Nationality : Indian
Method of application : NCS Bracknell
Date of application to NCS: 17th May 2013
Date of receipt by UKBA : 23 May 2013
Date of debit of fee : 25 May 2013
Date acknowledged : 14 June 2013
Date of approval : 30/09/2013 - letter date 24 Sep 2013
Date of arrival of Approved letter / Council letter : 1/10/2013 (Both letters came on the same day)
Date of Ceremony : 16th October 2013

Thanks again to all

coolmate
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Re: TIME LINE FOR CITIZENSHIP

Post by coolmate » Thu Oct 03, 2013 2:31 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 5 yrs Tier2 ICT + 1 Yr ILR
Method of application: Postal - London 13th Aug '13
Date of debit of fees: 14th Aug '13
Date of receipt by UKBA: 15th Aug '13
Date of receipt of acknowledgement and docs back: 3rd Sept '13
Date of Invitation Letter : 5th Sept '13
Date of Ceremony: 12th Sept
Certificate received : 12th Sept
Applied for BP : 12th Sept.
Method - POST.
Received Message on Mobile : 17th Sept
Received Docs back : 18th Sept
Interview: 30th Sept
Passport : 2nd Oct

liane25
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Happy

Post by liane25 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:08 pm

I am glad to share that my husband's application has been successful. The wait is over and I wish all those waiting for decision will have the answer soon. Thank you very much for all the advises I have received from here.


Eligibility criteria : EEA national, 5 years + 2 years PR
Method of application : Post
Date of application/ received by UKBA : 02 Sept 2013
Date of debit of fee : 04 Sept 2013
Date of acknowledgement : 04 Sept 2013
Date of approval : 30/09/2013 - received date 03 Oct 2013
Date of Ceremony : Awaiting

atikhonee
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Congrats liane

Post by atikhonee » Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:05 pm

Congrats liane very quick


Eligibility criteria : EEA national, 5 years + 2 years PR
Method of application : Post
Date of application/ received by UKBA : 02 Sept 2013
Date of debit of fee : 04 Sept 2013
Date of acknowledgement : 04 Sept 2013
Date of approval : 30/09/2013 - received date 03 Oct 2013
Date of Ceremony : Awaiting[/quote]

pkt1980
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Post by pkt1980 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:25 pm

Application Timeline
Nationality: Indian
Eligibility criteria: 3 year Work Permit + 2 years Tier 1 + 1 years ILR (self + minor 3(1))
Method of application: NCS Bristol
Date of application: 22/07/13
Date of debit of fees: 24/07/13
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 24/07/13
Date of receipt of approval: 03/10/13 (Dated 25/09/13)
Date of receipt of invitation letter : Same as approval
Date of Ceremony: still waiting

Good luck to every one who are still waiting. I am sure it will come in due time.

lemona
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Naturalisation Application Timeline

Post by lemona » Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:38 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 3yr spouse of BC
Method of application: Postal via Lawyer sent on 30SEP13
Date of receipt by UKBA: 12OCT13
Date of debit of fees: 12OCT13
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 12OCT13
Date of receipt of approval: 19NOV13
Date of receipt of invitation letter : 19NOV13
Date of Ceremony:

Other Updates:[/b]
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luk1c
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Post by luk1c » Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:56 am

Hi, I send my application on 25/09/2013 so was delivered on 26/09/2013 but the fee still not been taked. Now is 8 days.

babyjake
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Post by babyjake » Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:07 am

Eligibility criteria: 5 Yrs + 1Yr ILR (Exercising Treaty rights)
Method of application: NCS (Hillingdon)
Date of application: 20th September 2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 24th September 2013
Date of debit of fees: 2nd October 2013
Date of acknowledgement: 4th October 2013
Date of of approval:27th October 2013
Date of receipt of approval:30th October 2013
Date of Ceremony: 6th of December 2013
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Lukas77
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Post by Lukas77 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:36 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5y EEA +2y PR x2(myself+wife joint) +1child born in UK 1(3) +1child born outside UK 3(1)
Method of application: NCS Eastleigh
Date of application: 20/08/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 21/08/2013
Date of debit of fees: 23/08/2013
Date of acknowledgement : 23/08/2013 (received 29/08/2013)
Date of approval: 29/09/2013 (received 04/10/2013)
Date of ceremony: 11/11/2013
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Shanny
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Naturalisation application

Post by Shanny » Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:24 pm

Application timeline

Eligibility criteria: 5 years dependant visa, 1 year ILR
Method of application: postal
Date sent to ukba: 5th September 2013
Date of receipt by ukba: 6th September 2013
Date of debit fees: 16th September 2013
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 13th September 2013 (dated 9th sept)
Date of receipt of approval: waiting
Date of ceremony: waiting

I am anxiously waiting for my approval, this is such a stressful process can't wait for it to be over. Good luck everyone

dezialien
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Re: Naturalisation application

Post by dezialien » Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:32 pm

[quote]I am anxiously waiting for my approval, this is such a stressful process can't wait for it to be over. Good luck everyone[/quote]

Naturalisation is the most least streefull of all the other UKBA experiences you will have. I was pleasantly surprised to see shortthe form was and how simple the document requirement was.

Ive applied through NCS on 24th AUG. Acknowledged on 4th SEP. Awaiting Approval.

Shanny
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Re: Naturalisation application

Post by Shanny » Fri Oct 04, 2013 5:18 pm

dezialien wrote:
I am anxiously waiting for my approval, this is such a stressful process can't wait for it to be over. Good luck everyone
Naturalisation is the most least streefull of all the other UKBA experiences you will have. I was pleasantly surprised to see shortthe form was and how simple the document requirement was.

Ive applied through NCS on 24th AUG. Acknowledged on 4th SEP. Awaiting Approval.
I understand what you're saying but its the waiting thing i absolutely hate. Plus you just never know how long they will take. This is the first time I am making an application on my own, my mother normally does it as I was a minor but now I am an adult I have to do it myself. I jus hope our approvals are on its way

ultimate12570
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Post by ultimate12570 » Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:47 am

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 2 years spouse of BC+time spent on student visa
Method of application: Postal Sent 26 Sept 2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 27 Sept 2013
Date of debit of fees: not yet, don't know why they r taking that long!
Date of receipt of acknowledgement:
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of Ceremony:

poorLeno
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Post by poorLeno » Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:24 am

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: Single adult application
6 years after Permanent Resident obtained through EEA National ( 9 years in the United Kingdom )
Method of application: NCS Cambridge
date of application: 18/09/13
HO received application: 20/09/13
Money taken requested from bank: 27/09/13
Money taken from bank: 30/09/13
Acknowledgement letter dated: 29/09/13 (Sunday)
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of Ceremony:
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lana0311
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Post by lana0311 » Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:12 pm

Application Timeline

Eligibility criteria: 2 years spouse of BC, ILR since 30 September 2013 + living in the UK since 2001 (Student Visas)
Nationality: Russian

Method of application: NCS Camden 07 October 2013

Date of receipt by UKBA: 08 October 2013

Date of debit of fees: 22 October 2013

Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 23 October 2013

Date of receipt of approval:

Date of Ceremony:
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Huellbabineaux
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update

Post by Huellbabineaux » Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:04 am

Moi
Eligibility criteria: 5 Years + 3 Years ILR
Method of application: NCS Cambridge
Date of application: 27/08/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 29/08/2013
Date of acknowledgement: 04/09/2013 (Dated 31/08/2013)
Date of debit of fees: 02/09/2013
Date of approval: 05/10/2013
Date of Ceremony: private(£110)-22/10/2013

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Post by Cf_firefly » Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:11 am

Eligibility Criteria : 5 Yrs ( 2 Years HSMP + 3 Years extension under HSMP JR ) + 1 Year ILR

Method of application: NCS HARROW

Date of application: 30th August 2013

Date of receipt by UKBA : 2nd September 2013 ( Royal Mail tracking )

Date of debit of fees: 6th September 2013

Date of acknowledgement received : 11th sepetember 2013 ( Dated 5th sepetember 2013 )

Date of approval letter Received : 4th October 2013 ( Dated 30th Sepetember 2013 )

Date of Ceremony : 17th October

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