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rsathish
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My timeline

Post by rsathish » Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:56 pm

My timeline:

Eligibility criteria : HSMP 2 years + 3 years Tier 1 General + 1 Year ILR

Submitted using the Dec'12 form. Had provided for verification - Old & New passports, Biometric card, National Insurance card, License & paper counterpart, P45 & P60s + statement of earnings for the last 5 years, and finally a letter from my current employer.

Method of application : NCS Lewisham

Date of application to NCS: 07th Oct 2013

Date of receipt by UKBA :

Date of debit of fee : 20th Oct 2013

Date acknowledged :

Date of approval : (letter dated )

Date of arrival of Approved letter / Council letter :

Date of Ceremony :
Last edited by rsathish on Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:34 am, edited 1 time in total.

krishLVR
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My timeline:

Post by krishLVR » Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:10 pm

Eligibility criteria : WP 2 YEARS + 3 years Tier 1 General + 1 Year ILR

Submitted using the Dec'12 form. Had provided for verification - Old & New passports, Biometric card, License & paper counterpart,SA 302

Method of application : NCS HAMMERSMITH

Date of application to NCS: 07th Oct 2013

Date of receipt by UKBA :

Date of debit of fee :

Date acknowledged :

Date of approval : (letter dated )

Date of arrival of Approved letter / Council letter :

Date of Ceremony :

airsteward81
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Post by airsteward81 » Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:19 am

NCS or Postal: NCS Islington Town Hall London - appointment 27/8/2013
Date of submission: 27/08/2013 - Received: 28/08/2013
Basis: 5 years UK resident
Date of Acknowledgement Letter: 31/08/2013 - Receipt Letter: 05/09/2013
Date of Debit: 31/08/2013 - Debited: 02/09/2013
Date of Decision: 26/09/2013
Date of Receipt of Decision Letter: 05/10/2013
Date of Receipt of Invitation Letter: 05/10/2013
Date of Ceremony: 04/11/2013
Date of Passport application:
Date of Receipt of Supporting Documents: N/A ... used the NCS so all docs were certified copies
Date of Receiving Passport Interview Invitation Letter:
Date of Interview:
Passport issued:
Passport received:

_Igor
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Post by _Igor » Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:08 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 2 Yr WP + 3 Yr Tier 1 (General) + 1 Yr ILR
Method of application: NCS Redbridge (Register Office) London - appointment 08/08/2013
Date of debit of fees: 14th Aug '13
Date of receipt by UKBA: 15th Aug '13
Date of approval in the acknowledgement letter : 25 Sep '13
Date of receipt of acknowledgement and docs back: 07 Oct '13
Date of Ceremony: TBD

Sray
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Post by Sray » Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:06 pm

My timeline:

Eligibility criteria : Work Permit 4 years + Tier1 General 1 year + ILR 3 years

Method of application : NCS Leeds

Date of application to NCS: 02nd Oct 2013

Date of receipt by UKBA : 03rd Oct 2013

Date of debit of fee : 16th Oct 2013

Date acknowledged : 15th Oct 2013 but letter received on 21st Oct 2013

Date of approval : 26/10/2013

Date of arrival of Approved letter : 01/11/2013

Date of Ceremony : 19/12/2013
Last edited by Sray on Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:58 pm, edited 4 times in total.

HAPPYDAYSUK
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Congrats!!

Post by HAPPYDAYSUK » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:16 am

Cf_firefly wrote: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
WOW that was super quick, congratulations...... :)

katievoroncova
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Post by katievoroncova » Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:51 pm

Eligibility criteria: EEA National PR 5 Years + 1 Year. In the UK since 2000, exercising Treaty Rights from 2004 - present.
Method of application: NCS (Fareham)
Date of application: 13 March 2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 14 March 2013
Date of acknowledgement: 6th April 2013
Date of debit of fees: 4th April 2013
Date of approval: 9th October 2013 (letter dated 28th September 2013)
Date of ceremony: Waiting

Contacting my local MP has definitely helped!

tronca33
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Post by tronca33 » Wed Oct 09, 2013 3:03 pm

katievoroncova wrote:Eligibility criteria: EEA National PR 5 Years + 1 Year. In the UK since 2000, exercising Treaty Rights from 2004 - present.
Method of application: NCS (Fareham)
Date of application: 13 March 2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 14 March 2013
Date of acknowledgement: 6th April 2013
Date of debit of fees: 4th April 2013
Date of approval: 9th October 2013 (letter dated 28th September 2013)
Date of ceremony: Waiting

Contacting my local MP has definitely helped!
Long time waiting but my congrat!!!

conan_hn
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Post by conan_hn » Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:00 pm

Eligibility Criteria : 5 Years WP + 1 Year ILR

Method of application: NCS

Date of application: 04 September 2013

Date of receipt by UKBA : 05 September 2013

Date of debit of fees: 06 September 2013

Date of acknowledgement letter: 07 September 2013

Date of approval letter Received: 09 October 2013 ( Dated 29 September 2013 )

Date of ceremony: 21/11/2013
Last edited by conan_hn on Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:53 pm, edited 1 time in total.

saadmushtaq
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Approval

Post by saadmushtaq » Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:49 pm

Eligibility criteria: BC Spouse- 5 Years Residency- 2 months ILR
Method of application: NCS Redbridge
Date of application: 22/04/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 24/04/2013
Date of acknowledgement: 29/04/13 Dated 25/04/2013
Date of debit of fees: 25/04/2013
Date of approval: 02/10/13 Received on 09/10/2013 Combo Letter received from Home Office and Council
Date of Ceremony: 20/11/2013

After such a long wait of 5 months and 14 days :)

ultimate12570
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Post by ultimate12570 » Thu Oct 10, 2013 1:03 pm

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 2 years spouse of BC+time spent on student visa
Method of application: Postal SD Sent 26 Sept 2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 27 Sept 2013
Date of debit of fees: requested: 08/10/2013 Debited: 10/10/2013
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: not yet!
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of Ceremony:

ab79
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Timeline

Post by ab79 » Thu Oct 10, 2013 4:30 pm

Eligibility criteria: 1yr WP + 4yrs Tier1 + 1yr ILR (Family of Four)
Method of application: NCS Slough
Date of application: 10/10/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 11/10/2013
Date of debit of fees: 01/11/2013
Date of acknowledgement: TBA
Date of approval: TBA
Date of ceremony: TBA

and so the waiting begins :x



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greatxander
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Post by greatxander » Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:11 pm

Eligibility: student 11 months + 2 year spuse + 1 month ILR
Nationality: Philippines
Method of application: NCS Wandsworth
Date of application: 3rd September 2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 4th September 2013
Date of acknowledgement : waiting
Date of debit of fees: 6th September 2013
Date of approval:
Date of Ceremony:


I phoned the HO this morning, and a lady said my application is under consideration, some of my friends who applied earlier than me got their approval already. Should I be worried?

krishLVR
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Post by krishLVR » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:38 am

greatxander wrote:Eligibility: student 11 months + 2 year spuse + 1 month ILR
Nationality: Philippines
Method of application: NCS Wandsworth
Date of application: 3rd September 2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 4th September 2013
Date of acknowledgement : waiting
Date of debit of fees: 6th September 2013
Date of approval:
Date of Ceremony:


I phoned the HO this morning, and a lady said my application is under consideration, some of my friends who applied earlier than me got their approval already. Should I be worried?

Hi

May i know the number , you have used to contact UKBA please?

Regards
Krish

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Post by Mandi » Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:08 am

Eligibility: Spouse of BC + daughter MN1 Section 3(1) - Both present for three years
Nationality: Both Thai
Method of application: Postal, Special Delivery
Date of application: Sent SD 5th Sep
Date of receipt by UKBA: 6th Sep
Date of acknowledgement : Dated 9th Sep
Date of debit of fees: From memory, the funds were earmarked on my account almost immediately i.e. 9th Sep.
Date of approval: Approval letter dated: 4th Oct, arrived 9th Oct
Date of Ceremony: 23rd October (private ceremony)
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greatxander
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Post by greatxander » Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:23 am

krishLVR wrote:
greatxander wrote:Eligibility: student 11 months + 2 year spuse + 1 month ILR
Nationality: Philippines
Method of application: NCS Wandsworth
Date of application: 3rd September 2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 4th September 2013
Date of acknowledgement : waiting
Date of debit of fees: 6th September 2013
Date of approval:
Date of Ceremony:


I phoned the HO this morning, and a lady said my application is under consideration, some of my friends who applied earlier than me got their approval already. Should I be worried?



Hi

May i know the number , you have used to contact UKBA please?

Regards
Krish
0870 606 7766 just give them the home office reference number.

fatimahanif
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Post by fatimahanif » Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:13 am

greatxander wrote:
krishLVR wrote:
greatxander wrote:Eligibility: student 11 months + 2 year spuse + 1 month ILR
Nationality: Philippines
Method of application: NCS Wandsworth
Date of application: 3rd September 2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 4th September 2013
Date of acknowledgement : waiting
Date of debit of fees: 6th September 2013
Date of approval:
Date of Ceremony:


I phoned the HO this morning, and a lady said my application is under consideration, some of my friends who applied earlier than me got their approval already. Should I be worried?



Hi

May i know the number , you have used to contact UKBA please?

Regards
Krish
0870 606 7766 just give them the home office reference number.
I had applied end of August and I have seen many updates here with people who applied after me and got their approvals already. I was thinking to wait the minimum 6 weeks to call so at least it does not look too bad. May be I should also call. Thank you for the number.

abbei
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Post by abbei » Fri Oct 11, 2013 1:39 pm

Anyone else waiting from 1st week of April 6 months and 4days

cpcg
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Post by cpcg » Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:05 pm

Eligibility criteria: 1yr work permit+ 4yr tier1General + 12 months ILR
Method of application: NCS Manchester
Date of application: 16 / 09 /2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 17 / 09 /2013
Date of acknowledgement letter: 19 / 09 /2013
Date of debit of fees: 19 / 09 / 2013
Date of approval: awaiting
Date of Ceremony: Awaiting
:oops: :oops: :oops:

Called HO today to know the status, but the lady said we have ur application with us but "not allocated to case worker yet"'. Seems like HO is very busy with loads of applications due the change in rules from 28th october

Adam77
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Post by Adam77 » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:24 pm

Finally!!!

Method of application: NCS (Hillingdon, West London)
Date of application: 23/08/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 27/08/2013
Date of debit of fees: 02/09/2013
Date of acknowledgement : 04/09/2013 (dated 30/08/2013)
Date of Approval: TBC
Date of Ceremony: 19/11/2013

I received a letter today from my local council and it says my application has been APPROVED and I should attend my ceremony on the 19th of next month.

Really over the moon and finally, I mean finally, I get my citizenship.

Good luck to those still waiting for their approval letters to arrive....

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Post by japp63 » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:39 pm

Eligibility criteria: 5years treaty EEA(Romanian)+1yearPR(without PR card)
Method of application: NCS Eastleigh
Date of application: 03/09/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 04/09/2013
Date of acknowledgement: 06/09/2013 received 10/09/2013
Date of debit of fees: 06/09/2013
Date of approval: 03/10/2013 received 11/10/2013
Date of Ceremony: 28/10/2013

Good luck to all of you who are waiting or just applying !

ultimate12570
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Post by ultimate12570 » Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:30 am

Application Timeline
Eligibility criteria: 2 years spouse of BC+time spent on student visa
Method of application: Postal SD Sent 26 Sept 2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 27 Sept 2013
Date of debit of fees: requested: 08/10/2013 Debited: 10/10/2013
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 11/10/2013 Dated 08/10/2013
Date of receipt of approval:
Date of Ceremony:

bond123
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Post by bond123 » Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:45 am

Eligibility criteria : 2Y HSMP +3Y Tier1+ 1Y ILR - Myself
Method of application : Postal
Date of application : 10/08/13
Date of receipt by UKBA :12/08/13
Date of debit of fees : 15/08/12
Date of acknowledgement : 21/08/13 (dated 15/08/13)
Date of approval and return of documents : 02/09/13, dated 29/08/2013
Ceremony letter received: 04/09/2013, dated 31/08/2013
Date of Ceremony :11/09/2013


Eligibility criteria : 3Y dependent+ 1Y ILR - Spouse (3 year rule)
Method of application : Postal
Date of application : 11/09/13
Date of receipt by UKBA :12/09/13
Date of debit of fees : 14/09/13
Date of acknowledgement : 17/09/13
Date of approval and return of documents : 11/10/2013 (dated 08/10/13
Ceremony letter received: tba
Date of Ceremony :tba

tlbanks
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Post by tlbanks » Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:13 am

Eligibility Criteria: spouse visa 2yrs + ILR 1yr & 10 mths
Method of Application: post SD & return SD
Date of Application: 1/10/13
Date of receipt by UKBA: 2/10/13
Date of debit of fees: 13/10/13
Date of acknowledgment: TBA
Date of approval & returned docs: TBA
Ceremony letter received: TBA
Ceremony date: TBA

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Post by suatgullu » Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:24 am

Eligibility Criteria: spouse visa 2yrs + ILR 11 month
Method of Application: post SD & return SD
Date of Application: 30/09/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 01/10/2013
Date of debit of fees: 10/10/2013
Date of acknowledgment: TBA
Date of approval & returned docs: TBA
Ceremony letter received: TBA
Ceremony date: TBA

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